Dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, of Crutchfield Dermatology has been selected by TheGrio.com for inclusion on its 2013 list of most influential African-American history and industry leaders.
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.
"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."
TheGrio.com, a division of NBC News, recognized Dr. Crutchfield for his commitment to his specialty, practice, patients and his community, which he supports through a variety of philanthropic efforts.
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."
Dr. Crutchfield is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, medical director of Crutchfield Dermatology, and a member of the prestigious AOA National Medical Honor Society.