Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Dr. Clyde Crumpacker, Physician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Dr. Crumpacker wanted to pursue medicine and infectious diseases to contribute to the scientific development of a new therapy which would improve human health through new treatments. To achieve his goal, he attended Cornell University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. He later earned an MD from Harvard University in 1965. He was then licensed to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts, and additionally certified in internal medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Crumpacker began working in 1971 as an assistant professor of medicine in the Harvard Medical Unit in Boston City Hospital. Teaching came naturally to him, which prompted his next position as a professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. However, Dr. Crumpacker’s primary role has been as the head of infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 1974.
Through his work, Dr. Crumpacker has found much success. He made significant contributions to healthcare for sick individuals during the height of the AIDS epidemic, which resulted in the birth of anti-viral therapy for various viruses in later years. He considers this work to be one of the highlights of his career. His fruitful efforts have been recognized with numerous awards, such as the Governors Recognition Award from the state of Massachusetts and the International Herpes Virus Workshop Award from the American Society for Microbiology, among others. Furthermore, Dr. Crumpacker is featured in the 66th edition of Who’s Who in America, and in 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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