Senior VP, Laboratory Services; Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY


Dr. James Crawford currently oversees the integrated laboratories of the Northwell Health system as the system Chair and as Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services. He formerly served as faculty and staff pathologist at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Yale University School of Medicine. Immediately prior to his current position, he was a professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville.

Dr. Crawford is a leading proponent of the role of pathology and the clinical laboratory industry in patient-centered care and value-based care.  As a founding member of the Project Santa Fe Foundation and Chair of the Board of Directors, he is a leader in the effort to develop the value statements for laboratory diagnostic services in the next era of health care. He is Editor-in-Chief of Academic Pathology, the official journal of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC), and has served as President of the APC, as Chair of the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and on the AAMC Board of Directors. He has authored over 270 peer review papers, critical reviews, and book chapters, and is senior editor of three books.

Dr. Crawford received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University School of Medicine, and his post-graduate training in anatomic pathology and gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hepatic pathology at the Royal Free Hospital in London.