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Renee Crichlow, MD, FAAFP

CMO, Codman Square HC, Vice Chair of Health Equity,

Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine​

Dr. Renee Crichlow, an accomplished medical professional with over two decades of experience practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine with Obstetrics. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and CMO of Codman Square Health Center in Boston, as well as the Vice-chair of Health Equity at the Boston University Department of Family Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Crichlow acts as the Medical Editor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the journal, American Family Physician. 

In 2023-2024, Dr. Crichlow will took on the role of President for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Prior to her current positions, she was the director of advocacy and policy at the University of Minnesota's Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. During her time there, she held the inaugural Mac Baird Endowed Chair for Family Medicine Advocacy and Policy and served as President of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.


Dr. Crichlow has completed several Fellowships, including a Fellowship in Health Policy through the Department of Health and Human Services. She was also the National Rural Health Association nominee for the Dept of Health and Human Services Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship and received a second Faculty Development Fellowship from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Through various leadership positions at local, state, national, and international levels, Dr. Crichlow has contributed to health policy development, academic endeavors, and community outreach.


Having lived and practiced in small towns, suburbs, and big cities, Dr. Crichlow brings a unique perspective to her work. She has also been a faculty member for the UW FM Montana Family Medicine Residency, where she lived in a town of 3000 and had practice areas in Montana's largest FQHC and surrounding smaller sites.


Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Crichlow is the CEO and co-founder of a youth health career mentorship program called The Ladder, engaging learners and physicians at every level.  

Her dedication to teaching has been recognized through her selection as the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year in 2017 and her tenure as President of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians from 2019-2020.

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