E. David Crawford, MD
Professor of Surgery and Radiation Oncology
Head, Urologic Oncology
E. David Crawford is Professor of Surgery, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He serves as associate director of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, also in Denver.
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 was subsequently awarded a Genitourinary Cancer fellowship with Dr. Donald G. Skinner at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dr. Crawford is a nationally recognized expert in prostate cancer. The recipient of more than 69 research grants, he has conducted research in 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 over 400 articles, which have been published in such journals as Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . He has published five textbooks. He is also an editorial reviewer or consultant for a large number of publications, including Urology, Journal of Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Crawford is an active member of many national and international organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Urological Association (AUA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Within the AUA, he is a member of the Committee to Study Urologic Research Funding and the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Subcommittee. He currently serves on the board of governors, the GU committee, and the scientific advisory board of the Southwest Oncology Groups, and chairs the National Prostate Cancer Education Council.
His involvement in the national prostate cancer arena has been widely recognized. Dr. Crawford has received many honors and awards, including the CaP Cure Annual Award for Scientific Presentation in 1999. In 1997, he was presented with a “Freddie Award” at the AMA International Health and Medical Film Competition for the program, ITV: The Cutting Edge Medical Report (Prostate Cancer: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Defeating), which Dr. Crawford hosted with special guest, retired General Norman Schwarzkopf. He again won a prestigious “Freddie Award” this year. He is a member of Best Doctors of America.