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E. David Crawford, MD

Professor of Urology
University of California, San Diego
Former, Distinguished Endowed Professor of Surgery, Urology, and Radiation Oncology
Head, Section of Urologic Oncology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO

E. David Crawford, MD, is professor of urology at the University of California, San Diego; former distinguished endowed professor of surgery, urology, and radiation oncology; and head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. Dr Crawford received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in urology at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He subsequently completed a genitourinary cancer fellowship at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr Crawford is an internationally recognized expert in benign prostate hypertrophy, urologic cancers, and, in particular, prostate cancer. He has conducted research on the treatment of advanced bladder cancer, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate, hormone-refractory prostate cancer, and other areas of urological infections and malignancies. He has authored or coauthored more than 810 scientific articles, has published 7 textbooks, and has authored more than 60 book chapters. 

Dr Crawford was chairman of the Genitourinary Cancer Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group (currently known as SWOG Cancer Research Network) for 28 years. He is also the founder and chairman of the Prostate Conditions Education Council, which is responsible for screening nearly 4 million men for prostate health issues and reaches more than 200 million people each year with education and awareness information. In addition, he accepted the position of editor in chief of Grand Rounds in Urology in June 2019.

He has received many honors and awards throughout his career, including the CaP Cure Annual Award for Scientific Presentation. He has twice been presented with a “Freddie Award” at the AMA International Health and Medical Film Competition for best medical documentaries. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors of America for the past 2 decades, and he is recognized as one of the top 20 urologists in the country, for men, by Men’s Health magazine. In 2018, he received the honor of being named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. In May 2019, he received the Presidential citation from the American Urological Association for his “tireless role in genitourinary cancer research that has benefited countless urologic cancer patients.”