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Dr. Crawford is a board certified physician in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She came to Stanford University in 2008 to complete her Critical Care Medicine training and stayed on as faculty. She holds a Masters degree in Global Health Sciences from UCSF. In 2011, she founded the Division of Global Health Equity within the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. In addition to her clinical focus areas, Dr. Crawford has a passion for equitable medical education to improve healthcare access and outcomes. She has spent over a decade working to bring quality education and training through academic partnerships across the globe, primarily in underserved and variably-resourced areas. Working extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in Rwanda and Zimbabwe, she has also served as an educator in under-resourced areas within the borders of the United States. She holds an honorary appointment at the University of Rwanda as an Associate Professor.Dr. Crawford is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of the Global Anesthesia and Critical Care Learning Resource Center ("the LRC"), an online education platform offering free and open access resources for healthcare providers. Although focused primarily on Anesthesia and Critical Care training, the LRC was key in the COVID-19 response, providing training and education on oxygen therapy and Critical Care for providers regardless of training background. To date, these programs have reached over 8000 learners from over 145 different countries.Dr. Crawford believes global includes local, working in her local community to address social barriers to health. She provides ICU clinical services for the Alameda County health system. She has served on the Board of Directors for Eden I&R, a local non-profit working to ensure the social safety net for Alameda County. As the proud recipient of the 2021 Kevin Malott Humanitarian Service Award, Dr. Crawford worked assisting the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation and Pine Ridge Hospital in South Dakota with their COVID-19 response. Dr. Crawford used the LRC in addition to in-person consultation in South Dakota, assisting local teams preparing to care for critically-ill patients. In addition, she has served as a consultant to non-profit organizations developing education and training programs, including training for anesthesiology, anesthesia machines, mechanical ventilators, critical care medicine, and oxygen supply, safety, and delivery. Additional appointments include the American Society of Anesthesiologists - Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee for which she leads the Rwanda program, the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists for which she sits on the education committee, and the California Society of Anesthesiologists for which she chairs the Global Health Committee.
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Eden I&R, 211
Operation Access, Kaiser Permanente
Uninsured Bay Area Community
Anesthesia and ICU education
Peri-operative and ICU
Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Rwanda - Peri-operative and ICU