Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award by vote of the University of Minnesota Medical Students. The annual award is sponsored by the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Alpha Omega Alpha was established in 1903 and is the oldest and most prestigious of all national honor medical societies. The honor was given at an awards dinner ceremony at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Spring of 2004.
“I was humbled and honored to receive such a singular award from the medical students. I feel good inside knowing that they recognize and appreciate all of the outstanding teaching efforts given to them at the University of Minnesota Medical School”.
Dr. Crutchfield is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Distinguished Benedict Professor of Biology at Carleton College (Northfield), and Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan (www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com). Since the opening of Crutchfield Dermatology in January of 2001, he has served over 10,000 patients from the Twin Cities area. Dr. Crutchfield is also the Vice President of the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians and Treasurer of the Ramsey Medical Society. Dr. Crutchfield has authored over 100 scientific papers and has co-authored a textbook of Dermatology. This past summer he and his mother received the Gold Triangle National Award from the American Academy of Dermatology for their work as co-hosts of the popular Twin Cities’ radio health program “Med-Chat” (950 AM, Solid Gold Soul Radio), that went off the air with the sale of the station.
Dr. Crutchfield is the son of Charles Crutchfield Sr, M.D. (active Obstetrician/Gynecologist in St. Paul), and Susan Crutchfield-Mitsch, M.D. (recently retired Family Practice and Medical Director of Metropolitan Health Plan, Minneapolis). Dr. Charles Sr. has delivered almost 10,000 Twin Cities’ babies and Dr. Susan was the first African-American female graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1963. “I am tremendously proud of my parents and all of the African-American physicians who paved the way for the current success enjoyed by Black physicians in the Twin Cities”.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Crutchfield’s clinic specializes in the treatment of acne, psoriasis and ethnic skin concerns.
Dr. Crutchfield resides in Eagan with his wife Laurie, daughter Olivia, and son, Charles IV.