Codman Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer: Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP
Codman has welcomed Dr. Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP, as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Crichlow will also serve as the Vice Chair of Health Equity at the Boston University Department of Family Medicine. She came to Boston from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she spent the last 12 years. She is also the immediate past president of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Crichlow is passionate about teaching people—young and old—who want to go into health care. She is also focused on health equity and family medicine. She is a national voice on health equity and was recently featured on ABCNews as one of the Good Morning American Inspiration List: Who’s Making Black History in 2021, among many other media outlets.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Codman’s long time Chief Medical Officer, Philip “Chip” Severin, MD, announced that he wanted to spend more time treating patients and was stepping down from his leadership role. As Codman was launching a search for a new Chief Medical Officer, COVID-19 changed priorities, and Dr. Severin continued his leadership for several months while Codman responded to the pandemic, and launched a CMO search.
Dr. Crichlow joined Codman in February and hit the ground running working to promote COVID-19 vaccines among staff, patients, and our community.