Michael Crawford, MD

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

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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. Zhao SX, Kwong C, Swaminathan A, Gohil A, Crawford MH. Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Methamphetamine-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Dilated Cardiomyopathy. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Mar; 6(3):209-218.
  2. Kwong C, Ling AY, Crawford MH, Zhao SX, Shah NH. A Clinical Score for Predicting Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cryptogenic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack. Cardiology. 2017; 138(3):133-140.
  3. Pulitano C, Joseph D, Sandroussi C, Verran D, Ho P, Debiasio A, Luongo A, McCaughan GW, Shackel NA, Crawford M. Postreperfusion microcirculatory derangements after liver transplantation: Relationship to hemodynamics, serum mediators, and outcome. Liver Transpl. 2017 Apr; 23(4):527-536.
  4. Crawford MH. Obituary: Derek F. Roberts (1925-2016). Am J Phys Anthropol. 2017 Apr; 162(4):613-615.
  5. Ochoa-Lugo MI, Muñoz ML, Pérez-Ramírez G, Beaty KG, López-Armenta M, Cervini-Silva J, Moreno-Galeana M, Meza AM, Ramos E, Crawford MH, Romano-Pacheco A. Genetic Affiliation of Pre-Hispanic and Contemporary Mayas Through Maternal Linage. Hum Biol. 2016 Apr; 88(2):136-167.
  6. Beaty KG, Mosher MJ, Crawford MH, Melton P. Paternal Genetic Structure in Contemporary Mennonite Communities from the American Midwest. Hum Biol. 2016 Apr; 88(2):95-108.
  7. Mosher MJ, Melton PE, Stapleton P, Schanfield MS, Crawford MH. Patterns of DNA Methylation Across the Leptin Core Promoter in Four Diverse Asian and North American Populations. Hum Biol. 2016 Apr; 88(2):121-135.
  8. Baldi NF, Crawford MH. Population History and Mitochondrial Genetic Substructure of the Rama Amerindians from Nicaragua. Hum Biol. 2016 Apr; 88(2):168-181.
  9. Crawford MH. The Fortieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology. Hum Biol. 2016 Apr; 88(2):93-94.
  10. Crawford MH. Chemotherapy-Induced Valvular Heart Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Mar; 9(3):240-2.
  11. Raghavan M, Steinrücken M, Harris K, Schiffels S, Rasmussen S, DeGiorgio M, Albrechtsen A, Valdiosera C, Ávila-Arcos MC, Malaspinas AS, Eriksson A, Moltke I, Metspalu M, Homburger JR, Wall J, Cornejo OE, Moreno-Mayar JV, Korneliussen TS, Pierre T, Rasmussen M, Campos PF, de Barros Damgaard P, Allentoft ME, Lindo J, Metspalu E, Rodríguez-Varela R, Mansilla J, Henrickson C, Seguin-Orlando A, Malmström H, Stafford T, Shringarpure SS, Moreno-Estrada A, Karmin M, Tambets K, Bergström A, Xue Y, Warmuth V, Friend AD, Singarayer J, Valdes P, Balloux F, Leboreiro I, Vera JL, Rangel-Villalobos H, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Davis LG, Heyer E, Zollikofer CPE, Ponce de León MS, Smith CI, Grimes V, Pike KA, Deal M, Fuller BT, Arriaza B, Standen V, Luz MF, Ricaut F, Guidon N, Osipova L, Voevoda MI, Posukh OL, Balanovsky O, Lavryashina M, Bogunov Y, Khusnutdinova E, Gubina M, Balanovska E, Fedorova S, Litvinov S, Malyarchuk B, Derenko M, Mosher MJ, Archer D, Cybulski J, Petzelt B, Mitchell J, Worl R, Norman PJ, Parham P, Kemp BM, Kivisild T, Tyler-Smith C, Sandhu MS, Crawford M, Villems R, Smith DG, Waters MR, Goebel T, Johnson JR, Malhi RS, Jakobsson M, Meltzer DJ, Manica A, Durbin R, Bustamante CD, Song YS, Nielsen R, Willerslev E. POPULATION GENETICS. Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans. Science. 2015 Aug 21; 349(6250):aab3884.
  12. 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 May 05; 65(17):1844-53.
  13. Arnaoutakis DJ, Kim Y, Pulitano C, Zaydfudim V, Squires MH, Kooby D, Groeschl R, Alexandrescu S, Bauer TW, Bloomston M, Soares K, Marques H, Gamblin TC, Popescu I, Adams R, Nagorney D, Barroso E, Maithel SK, Crawford M, Sandroussi C, Marsh W, Pawlik TM. Management of biliary cystic tumors: a multi-institutional analysis of a rare liver tumor. Ann Surg. 2015 Feb; 261(2):361-7.
  14. Crawford MH. Editor . Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Cardiology. 2014.
  15. Crawford MH. Multimodality imaging, the wave of the future: multidiscipline attack on a complex disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep; 6(9):984-6.
  16. Crawford MH. Knowledge of syncope. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Feb; 31(1):xi.
  17. Armstrong A, Henry TA, Koleske DD, Crawford MH, Lee SR. Quantitative and depth-resolved deep level defect distributions in InGaN/GaN light emitting diodes. Opt Express. 2012 Nov 05; 20 Suppl 6:A812-21.
  18. Crawford MH. Emergency cardiovascular care. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Nov; 30(4):xi.
  19. Crawford MH. Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):ix.
  20. Crawford MH. The right ventricle. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2012 May; 30(2):ix.

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