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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. Raghavan M, DeGiorgio M, Albrechtsen A, Moltke I, Skoglund P, Korneliussen TS, Grønnow B, Appelt M, Gulløv HC, Friesen TM, Fitzhugh W, Malmström H, Rasmussen S, Olsen J, Melchior L, Fuller BT, Fahrni SM, Stafford T, Grimes V, Renouf MA, Cybulski J, Lynnerup N, Lahr MM, Britton K, Knecht R, Arneborg J, Metspalu M, Cornejo OE, Malaspinas AS, Wang Y, Rasmussen M, Raghavan V, Hansen TV, Khusnutdinova E, Pierre T, Dneprovsky K, Andreasen C, Lange H, Hayes MG, Coltrain J, Spitsyn VA, Götherström A, Orlando L, Kivisild T, Villems R, Crawford MH, Nielsen FC, Dissing J, Heinemeier J, Meldgaard M, Bustamante C, O'Rourke DH, Jakobsson M, Gilbert MT, Nielsen R, Willerslev E. The genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic. Science. 2014 Aug 29; 345(6200):1255832.
  2. Baldi NF, Melton PE, Crawford MH. Effect of Recent Historical Events on Migration and Isonymic Stratification among the Rama Amerindians from Nicaragua. Hum Biol. 2014 Feb; 86(1):37-50.
  3. Duggan AT, Whitten M, Wiebe V, Crawford M, Butthof A, Spitsyn V, Makarov S, Novgorodov I, Osakovsky V, Pakendorf B. Investigating the Prehistory of Tungusic Peoples of Siberia and the Amur-Ussuri Region with Complete mtDNA Genome Sequences and Y-chromosomal Markers. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e83570.
  4. Chittoor G, Arya R, Farook VS, David R, Puppala S, Resendez RG, Rivera-Chavira BE, Leal-Berumen I, Zenteno-Cuevas R, López-Alvarenga JC, Bastarrachea RA, Curran JE, Dhandayuthapani S, Gonzalez L, Blangero J, Crawford MH, Vlasich EM, Escobedo LG, Duggirala R. Epidemiologic investigation of tuberculosis in a Mexican population from Chihuahua State, Mexico: a pilot study. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 Dec; 93 Suppl:S71-7.
  5. Crawford MH, Beaty KG. DNA fingerprinting in anthropological genetics: past, present, future. Investig Genet. 2013; 4(1):23.
  6. Crawford MH. Multimodality imaging, the wave of the future: multidiscipline attack on a complex disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep; 6(9):984-6.
  7. Melton PE, Baldi NF, Barrantes R, Crawford MH. Microevolution, migration, and the population structure of five Amerindian populations from Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Am J Hum Biol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 25(4):480-90.
  8. Crawford MH. Knowledge of syncope. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2013 Feb; 31(1):xi.
  9. Relethford JH, Crawford MH. Genetic drift and the population history of the Irish travellers. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013 Feb; 150(2):184-9.
  10. Crawford MH. Emergency cardiovascular care. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Nov; 30(4):xi.
  11. Crawford MH. Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2012 Aug; 30(3):ix.
  12. Theyab JB, Al-Bustan S, Crawford MH. The genetic structure of the Kuwaiti population: mtDNA Inter- and intra-population variation. Hum Biol. 2012 Aug; 84(4):379-403.
  13. Crawford MH. The right ventricle. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2012 May; 30(2):ix.
  14. de Graaf EL, Kench J, Dilworth P, Shackel NA, Strasser SI, Joseph D, Pleass H, Crawford M, McCaughan GW, Verran DJ. Grade of deceased donor liver macrovesicular steatosis impacts graft and recipient outcomes more than the Donor Risk Index. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Mar; 27(3):540-6.
  15. Crawford MH. Foreword: peripheral arterial disease. Cardiol Clin. 2011 Aug; 29(3):ix.
  16. Young KL, Sun G, Deka R, Crawford MH. Paternal genetic history of the Basque population of Spain. Hum Biol. 2011 Aug; 83(4):455-75.
  17. Rahbari NN, Garden OJ, Padbury R, Maddern G, Koch M, Hugh TJ, Fan ST, Nimura Y, Figueras J, Vauthey JN, Rees M, Adam R, Dematteo RP, Greig P, Usatoff V, Banting S, Nagino M, Capussotti L, Yokoyama Y, Brooke-Smith M, Crawford M, Christophi C, Makuuchi M, Büchler MW, Weitz J. Post-hepatectomy haemorrhage: a definition and grading by the International Study Group of Liver Surgery (ISGLS). HPB (Oxford). 2011 Aug; 13(8):528-35.
  18. Young KL, Sun G, Deka R, Crawford MH. Autosomal short tandem repeat genetic variation of the Basques in Spain. Croat Med J. 2011 Jun; 52(3):372-83.
  19. Crawford MH. Catheter-based hemodynamics. Cardiol Clin. 2011 May; 29(2):xi.
  20. Crawford MH. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Foreword. Cardiol Clin. 2011 Feb; 29(1):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.