Dr. Crawford is a recognized leader in dermatology. He serves as the Chief of Dermatology at the Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and he is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
The Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology at Pennsylvania Hospital was founded by Dr. Crawford with the core values of integrity, service, and excellence.
Dr. Crawford made the list of the region's TOP DOCTORS, as chosen by his peers and published in Philadelphia Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and . He was recognized in 2013 as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients' Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. Dr. Crawford was also listed in 2013 Philadelphia Super Doctors. This listing will appear in the Sunday, September 29, 2013 issue of The New York Times Magazine (Philadelphia Distribution).
He believes in providing compassionate, evidence-based, and scientifically sound medical care to his patients.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Crawford teaches residents, conducts clinical research, and runs two regionally recognized speciality clinics in contact dermatitis and laser/aesthetic medicine. His principle area of research interest involves the interaction between the skin and environmental allergens.
Dr. Crawford received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed an internship in General Surgery in Texas while serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Dr. Crawford performed his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, serving his last year as the Chief Resident.
Clinical Specialties & Interests
Acne & Rosacea, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery
Education & Training
University of Pennsylvania Health System
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
NYU School of Medicine
Certifications & Licensure
PA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
American Board of DermatologyDermatology
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
Philadelphia MagazineCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Focal Preauricaular Dermal Dysplasia: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature. Krathen MS, Rosenbach M, Yan A, Crawford GH, Pediatric Dermatology 25(3):344–348, 2008
The Syndrome Page: Disorganization Syndrome. Hivnor CM, Yan AC, Aronson A, Crawford GH, Seykora J, Honig PJ, Ming JE, Pediatric Dermatology 24(1):90-92, 2007
Managing cutaneous side effects of epidermal growth factor receptor (HER1/EGFR) inhibitors. Dick SE, Crawford GH, Community Oncology 2(6):492-498, 2005
Pyoderma Faciale. Crawford GH, Pelle MT, James WD, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 53(6):1105-1106, 2005
Patient attitudes toward resident participation in dermatology outpatient clinics. Crawford GH, Gutman A, Kantor J, James WD, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 53(4):710-12, 2005
Characterization of adverse dermatologic reactions to a commonly used complementary and alternative medicine: results from a randomized, placebo controlled trial of Gu... Gelfand JM, Crawford GH, Brod BA, Szapary PO, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 52(3):533-534, 2005
Low dose oral bexarotene in combination with low dose interferon alpha in the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: Clinical synergism and possible immunologic mecha... McGinnis KS, Junkins-Hopkins JM, Crawford G, Shapiro M, Rook AH, Vittorio CC, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 50(3):375-379, 2004
Erythematous facial plaques in a patient with leukemia. Crawford GH, Chu AY, Halpern M, James WD, Archives of Dermatology 139(4):531-536, 2003
The effect of wax epilation prior to hair removal with a long-pulsed alexandrite laser – a pilot study. Lehrer M, Crawford GH, Gelfand JM, Leyden JJ, Vittorio CC, Dermatologic Surgery 29:118-123, 2003
Biomechanical comparison of the sliding hip screw and the dome plunger: Effects of material fixation and design. Chouka J, Koval K, Kummer F, Crawford G, Zuckerman J, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 77:277, 1995
Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Dermatology, 49 Clinical Questions. Chapter: What are the Types and Appearances of Contact Dermatitis? Crawford GH, Jacob SE Editors: Treat JR.SLACK, Inc., Thorofare, NJ
eMedicine Dermatology. Chapter: Botanical Dermatology Mcgovern TW, Crawford GH Editors: James WD, Elston D..eMedicine Corporation, St. Petersburg
Advances in Dermatology. Chapter: Newer Skin Signs of Systemic Disease Crawford GH, Kim S, James WD Editors: James WD.Mosby, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Wax epilation prior to laser hair removal improves treatment outcomes: A pilot study. Lehrer MS, Crawford GH, Gelfand JM, Leyden JJ, Vittorio CC, Journal of Investigative Dermatology 119(1):342, 2002
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum-Like Papillary Dermal Elastolysis. Rubin AI, Crawford GH, Elenitsas R, The American Society of Dermatopathology annual meeting, Chicago, IL
Use of aromatherapy products is associated with increased risk of hand dermatitis in massage therapists. Crawford GH, Katz KA, Ellis E, James WD, The American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, Washington, D.C
Evaluation of a Novel Two-Layered Collagen Implant for Articular Cartilage Repair in a Rabbit Model. Frenkel, S., Pachence, J., Toolan, B., Steger, T., Pitman, M., Crawford, GH, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting, Orlando, FL
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