E. David Crawford, MD
Professor of Surgery, Urology, and Radiation Oncology
Head, Urologic Oncology
E. David and Vicki M. Crawford Endowed
Chair in Urologic Oncology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora, Colorado

E. David Crawford, MD, is professor of surgery, urology, and radiation oncology and head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 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 subsequently completed 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 benign prostate hypertrophy, urologic cancers, and in particular 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 more than 450 articles that have been published in such journals as Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Urology, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He has published 5 textbooks and authored more than 50 book chapters and is 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 was 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” in 2005. He has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors of America for the past decade and Best Cancer Doctors. In 2008, he was awarded the honor of being selected as the Best Healthcare Provider in the Denver Metro area by the Denver Business Journal, Blue Cross, and Anthem Healthcare. In 2007 and in 2010, he was recognized as one of the top 20 Urologists in the Country for men by Men’s Health Magazine.