In this episode, STFM President Tricia C. Elliott, MD, presents the second of her President's Podcasts, which will be periodically released over the course of her term. “The “Underrepresented In Medicine Physician Pipeline” features interviews with Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP, and Crystal D. Cash, MD.
This episode was released on September 17, 2020.
This series of podcasts is sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the academic home for family medicine educators.
Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP:
After his Human Biology degree at Brown University, Dr. McCrea earned Doctorate in Medicine and Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. He then trained in Family Medicine at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Upon completion of his residency, he was recruited to join the faculty at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program where he subsequently became the Associate Program Director. In 2015, he was recruited to Drexel University College of Medicine to serve as the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency and appointed Associate Professor of Family Medicine. Dr. McCrea’s academic interests include curriculum development, mentorship, and competency-based evaluation. He also worked collaboratively with the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine to establish an institutional wellness curriculum. His clinical interests include women’s health, adolescent medicine, contraception, men’s health and office-based procedures. In 2017, he was asked to serve on the membership committee of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and subsequently served on the Diversity and Health Equity Task Force. He now currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. In 2018, he was appointed as Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Drexel University College of Medicine. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Family Medicine Educational Consortium. This year, Dr. McCrea was invited to serve on the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Oversight Committee for individuals Underrepresented in Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. McCrea and his wife Nikki celebrated 13 years of marriage this year. He is also the “girl dad” for his 9 and 11 year old daughters.
Crystal D. Cash, MD:
Crystal D. Cash, MD, was Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Provident Hospital of Cook County 1994-2019 and Acting Chair at Cook County Hospital from 2004-2015 and has focused her career on Medical Education, Care for Underserved Populations, Women’s Health and Health Care Disparities. Currently she is the Associate Dean in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stritch School of Medicine, where she is also the faculty advisor for White Coats for Black Lives. She has a long history of educating the community on various health issues, and has volunteered in Stritch’s International Service Immersion program in several Central and South American countries, and teaches the “Healer’s Art’ course at Stritch. She is the proud parent of 5 children and 2 grandchildren.