Science at the heart of medicine Jill P. Crandall, M.D.

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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.
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