Science at the heart of medicine Jill P. Crandall, M.D.
Science at the heart of medicine Jill P. Crandall, M.D. Professor, Clinical Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein Director, Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit, Einstein Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center Jill P. Crandall, M.D., received her medical degree cum laude from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. After three years as a staff physician at the Joslin Diabetes Center at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital, she joined the faculty of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in 1997. With collaborators in the Cardiovascular Institute, she conducted studies showing reduction in prothrombosis in diabetic patients treated with a thiazolidinedione insulin sensitizer, and explored the contribution of dietary advanced glycation end products to diabetic vasculopathy. Dr. Crandall was recruited to Einstein in 2001 and is now professor of clinical medicine. She is the director of the Einstein Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit and a principal investigator for several National Institutes of Health–funded clinical studies, including the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcome study, the Epidemiology of Diabetes Control and Complications study and the Testosterone Trial. Dr. Crandall is the codirector of the Clinical Research Methodology Unit of the Diabetes Research & Training Center and is the Clinical Core director for the LonGenity Study of the genetic basis for exceptional longevity. Her research interests focus on age-related changes in glucose metabolism and the relationship between hyperglycemia and cardiovascular risk. Office of Communications & Public Affairs, Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461