The Son of A Great Guyanese Boxer Shares His Story and His Journey Into Medicine

Dr. Carl V. Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Watching his father — an Olympic boxer from Guyana who seemed invincible — battle colon cancer inspired Dr. Crawford to treat his patients with the same thoughtful care he would have given his dad.

Carl’s dad, Carl Crawford senior, was the first Guyanese boxer to box at an Olympic Games and was a regular sparring partner with Muhammad Ali.

Watch as Crawford shares his story and his journey into medicine.

When did it all started for Crawford?
In 1996, Dr. Crawford completed his undergraduate studies  at Georgetown University with a degree in Biology. He received his medical degree in 2001 from the Yale University School of Medicine after completing a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship in 1998 there as well. He subsequently completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine in 2004 at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Campus.

He spent the following year studying the mechanisms by which dietary components prevent solid tumors under a National Institutes of Health Research Training Grant. He then completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2008 at the Weill Cornell Campus. He is also the recipient of the Louis and Rudin Foundation Grant for the Study of Enteric Pathogens.

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Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation
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