Glen Crawford, MD

Glen Crawford, MD

Dermatology Philadelphia, PA

Chief of Dermatology, the Pennsylvania Hospital

Office Address

  • 822 Pine St
    Suite 2a
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (267) 519-0154
    Fax: (267) 519-0597

Glen Crawford, MD

Dermatology Philadelphia, PA

Chief of Dermatology, the Pennsylvania Hospital


  • 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 SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System
  • San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education ConsortiumSan Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
  • NYU School of MedicineNYU School of Medicine
  • Wesleyan University

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of DermatologyDermatology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Philadelphia MagazineCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationeClinicalWorks EHR, eClinicalWorks LLC, 2012, 2013
    • American Contact Dermatitis Society, Alexander A. Fischer Resident Award2004

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • 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

    Books/Book Chapters

    • 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


    • Contact Stomatis. State of the Art Issues meeting, Hershey, PA
    • Contact Stomatitis and Cheilitis: Update 2006. The American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, San Francisco, CA
    • Occupational Hand Dermatitis. New Orleans, LA

    Professional Memberships

    • American Medical Association - AMAFellow
    • American Academy of Dermatology - AADFellow
    • American Contact Dermatitis SocietyMember
    • Pennsylvania Academy of DermatologySecretary
    • Philadelphia Dermatological SocietyMember
    • Dermatology FoundationMember

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • AmeriHealth Direct POS
    • Amerihealth HMO
    • AmeriHealth PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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