dr charles crutchfield

Top 100 Newsmakers 2013


Minneapolis-St. Paul- Eagan— June 3, 2013. Nationally recognized dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., of Crutchfield Dermatology (http://www.crutchfielddermatology.com/) has been selected by TheGrio.Com’s 2013 list of influential African-American history and industry leaders.

“I am privileged to have been selected among such an exceptional group of people for this prestigious nomination, states Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. I am truly appreciative and humbled for the recognition of receiving this outstanding honor.”

Former honorees  include Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Adrian Peterson, Tyler Perry, Neil deGrasse Tyson (Physicist and Astronomer), Susan Rice, LeVar Burton, Robert Griffin III, Gabby Douglas, Maya Rudolph, Keith Ellison, Tyra Banks, Rihanna, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ken Williams (General manager Chicago White Sox), Wynton Marsalis, Charles Bolden, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey.

A division of NBC news, (Click here to view Video about The Grio) TheGrio.com recognized Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D.’s tremendous impact on society both professionally and personally. A long list of awards and honors serves as evidence that Dr. Crutchfield is not only good at what he does, but also demonstrates his commitment to his practice, patients and community through his philanthropic involvements.

The Grio.com articulates, “Locally and nationally, Crutchfield is considered a leading skin care expert, with a specialty in ethnic skin conditions. His impact on the field of medicine goes beyond the many patients he sees one-on-one. He mentors minority students, where students learn the art of medicine by shadowing him during patient appointments. Lecturing nationwide, he also educates his colleagues as well. In Crutchfield’s role as an inventor and researcher, he developed and holds a patent for a medicine he developed to treat inflammatory skin conditions. In addition, he has published over 100 dermatology articles and co-authored a textbook.” To read Dr. Crutchfield’s profile on thegrio.com in its entirety please visit here: Dr. Crutchfield’s Grio Page

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Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist with more than 12 years of experience in helping people look good and feel great with beautiful skin. Dr. Crutchfield is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a member of the prestigious AOA National Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Crutchfield is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical Director of Crutchfield Dermatology. His monthly dermatology newsletter reaches over 22,000 readers across the United States and his award winning medical website has over 1,000,000 views.  He has written over 100 scientific articles concerning skin care including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and in the scientific journal Nature. Dr. Crutchfield has co-authored a textbook of dermatology entitled A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases and a children’s book on sun safety, Little Charles Hits a Home Run! He is one of the most sought after lecturers in his field, lecturing both nationally and internationally. Dr. Crutchfield is distinguished in his field, having received the Karis Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic and the Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.  He was also voted Teacher of the Year at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Crutchfield has been a regular selection by his peers in surveys taken by Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine as one of the Top Doctors in the Twin Cities and in Minnesota Monthly magazine as a Top Dermatologist for Women.  Recently, Dr. Crutchfield was named in “America’s 10 Leading Dermatologists” by Black Enterprise magazine and one of the “Top 21 African-American physicians in the United States” by the Atlanta Post. Dr. Crutchfield’s primary goal is serving his patients at his practice Crutchfield Dermatology, and teaching the medical students and residents at the University of Minnesota Medical School.