Carl Victor Crawford, Jr.

Carl Victor Crawford, Jr., MD

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Yale University School of Medicine



Carl Victor Crawford, Jr., MD, is a former Medical Review Board member with Verywell. He is an assistant professor of clinical medicine and attending physician at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Crawford is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.  

His gastroenterology fellowship was at Weill Cornell and he remained on as faculty, serving as a GI specialist for the critically ill with an emphasis on the pre-heart transplant and bone marrow transplant population. He is the current Program Director for the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at Weill Cornell and has been the recipient of the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Grant for the Study of Enteric Pathogens where he has pursued his academic interests in teaching, evaluation, and management of enteric infections especially C. difficile. 

He created the FMT infrastructure at Weill Cornell where he is currently involved in fecal transplants for recurrent and refractory cases for CDI but also studies its role in horizontal transfer of multi-drug resistance genes in gut bacteria and its role in conditions such as IBD and neurologic disorders. He is also involved in a number of C. difficile related clinical trials and original outcomes research which he conducts with his trainees.

He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American and New York Societies of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 


Dr. Crawford completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University with a degree in Biology and minor in Theology. He received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine while completing a concurrent Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship in parasitology.  He attended Weill Cornell for his Medicine residency training while receiving a T-32 Training Award studying curcumin in the prevention of solid tumors.

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