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Michael Crawford, M.D.

Chief of Clinical Cardiology

Dr. Michael Crawford, chief of clinical cardiology at UCSF Medical Center, specializes in treating coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and heart failure as well as congenital heart disease in adults and heart disease in athletes.

Crawford earned a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. He trained in internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, followed by cardiology training at the University of California, San Diego, where he joined the faculty. He was co-director of cardiology at the University of Texas in San Antonio and chief of cardiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Before returning to UCSF, Crawford was a consultant and vice chair of cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. Crawford has served as chair of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association and as a board member of the American College of Cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Association of University Cardiologists and Western Association of Physicians.


Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Athlete's Heart
  • Valvular Heart Disease

More about Michael Crawford


UCSF School of Medicine 1969


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1971
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1972


UC San Diego Hospital, Cardiology 1974

Selected Research and Publications

  1. King SB, Babb JD, Bates ER, Crawford MH, Dangas GD, Voeltz MD, White CJ. COCATS 4 Task Force 10: Training in Cardiac Catheterization. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 9.
  2. Crawford MH. Editor . Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Cardiology. 2014.
  3. Crawford MH. Multimodality imaging, the wave of the future: multidiscipline attack on a complex disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep; 6(9):984-6.
  4. Crawford MH. Knowledge of syncope. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Feb; 31(1):xi.
  5. Daak AA, Ghebremeskel K, Hassan Z, Attallah B, Azan HH, Elbashir MI, Crawford M. Effect of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid supplementation in patients with sickle cell anemia: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan; 97(1):37-44.
  6. Crawford MH. Emergency cardiovascular care. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Nov; 30(4):xi.
  7. Crawford MH. Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):ix.
  8. Hatzaras I, Gleisner AL, Pulitano C, Sandroussi C, Hirose K, Hyder O, Wolfgang CL, Aldrighetti L, Crawford M, Choti MA, Pawlik TM. A multi-institution analysis of outcomes of liver-directed surgery for metastatic renal cell cancer. HPB (Oxford). 2012 Aug; 14(8):532-8.
  9. Crawford MH. The right ventricle. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2012 May; 30(2):ix.
  10. Crawford MH. Foreword: peripheral arterial disease. Cardiol Clin. 2011 Aug; 29(3):ix.
  11. Crawford MH. Catheter-based hemodynamics. Cardiol Clin. 2011 May; 29(2):xi.
  12. Crawford MH. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2011 Feb; 29(1):ix.
  13. Crawford MH. Does cardiac sympathetic innervation imaging fulfill an unmet need for managing atrial fibrillation? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Jan; 4(1):87-8.
  14. Crawford MH. Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2010 Nov; 28(4):xi.
  15. Crawford MH. Diabetes, the kidney, and cardiovascular risk. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2010 Aug; 28(3):ix.
  16. Crawford MH. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2010 Feb; 28(1):ix.
  17. Crawford MH, DiMarco JP, Paulus WJ, Editors. Cardiology. 2010.
  18. Crawford MH. The use of CTA in primary prevention patients is more controversial, because the Bayes theorem becomes important in considering diagnostic test interpretation in populations with a low prevalence of disease. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2009 Nov; 27(4):xiii.
  19. Macabasco-O'Connell A, Crawford MH, Stotts N, Stewart A, Froelicher ES. Gender and racial differences in psychosocial factors of low-income patients with heart failure. Heart Lung. 2010 Jan-Feb; 39(1):2-11.
  20. Crawford MH. The nuclear technique most frequently used by cardiologists is nuclear perfusion imaging, which is a fairly mature technology. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2009 May; 27(2):ix.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.