James Craner, MD, Occupational Medicine, Reno, NV


Occupational Medicine Reno, NV

Tesla, Inc.-Corporate Physician

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  • For 24 years my Occupational and Environmental Medicine clinical and consultation practice based in Nevada and California focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in individuals and groups in industries, occupations, workplaces, homes, public buildings, and other environments where people are exposed to toxic or hazardous chemicals, physical or biological agents, and other pollutants.

    My particular expertise and interest is occupational disease diagnosis, prevention and medical surveillance. In my current non-clinical role as Tesla Corporate Physician (Medical Director), I am involved at a strategic and tactical level with many facets of health, safety, environment, public health and disease prevention for electric vehicle (EV) automobile, lithium-ion battery and solar energy product manufacturing, recycling and deployment.

    My academic contributions include serving as assistant clinical professor at University of California San Francisco (UCSF)-Occupational & Environmental Medicine residency program, and authoring and co-authoring chapters on Medical Surveillance and Workers' Compensation in LaDou & Harrison's Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 5th Edition. Recent original work and patent submissions have focused on development of Best Practices programs for aggregate analysis of metal biological monitoring data, and noise and audiometric data analysis.

    My experience and insight into the challenges and needs for hazardous industries to effectively protect their employees' health led me to start Verdi Technology, Inc. and work with software programmers and a statistician to create webOSCAR, a web-based software system that automate and streamlines the process for companies to manage their health and safety compliance data and requirements.
  • James Craner, MD, MPH | Occupational & Environmental Medicine

    Dr. Craner specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and injuries caused by exposure to hazardous chemical, biological, and physical agents.

Skills & Expertise

  • Occupational medicine, Toxic inhalation, Toxic exposures, Public health, Inhalation injury, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Occupational exposures, Heavy metal toxicity, Medical Surveillance, OSHA, MSHA, EPA

Education & Training

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolResidency, Occupational Medicine, 1991 - 1993
  • Rutgers UniversityMPH, Public Health, 1991 - 1993
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1991
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1988
  • Princeton UniversityB.A., Chemistry, magna cum laude, 1980 - 1984

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • NV State Medical License
    NV State Medical License 1993 - 2021
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Occupational Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) American College of Physicians, 1998
  • Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM) American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1998

Publications & Presentations

Books/Book Chapters


  • Audiometric Data Analysis Tools and Methods to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (OSHA Noise Challenge) 
    Washington, DC - 10/27/2016


  • Advisory Committee Member (Nevada), Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California Berkeley 2012 - 2016
  • Board of Directors, McDougall Research and Education Foundation 2004 - 2016

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Industry Relationships

  • Corporate Physician, Tesla, Inc.Full-time corporate medical director supporting Environmental Health & Safety and all other departments in all lines of business-EV automotive manufacturing, service & delivery; battery manufacturing & recycling; energy products manufacturing & deployment.2019 - Present