Dr. David Crawford received his undergraduate degree from Hanover College in Indiana, and his doctorate in medicine from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky. He performed his surgical internship and residency at the Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Crawford completed a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
As a leader in hernia surgery, Dr. Crawford has performed countless hernia repairs in his career. He is skilled in the latest technology and procedures to correct hiatal, inguinal, incisional, femoral and umbilical hernias, many of which can be performed using laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, techniques. Although Dr. Crawford has extensive experience in hernia repair, he also performs a wide range of general surgical procedures.
He has also published numerous articles and lectured extensively on various hernia subjects. Dr. Crawford is nationally known for his expertise in using the da Vinci robot to perform minimally invasive procedures such as hernia repair and other abdominal surgeries. He is currently the Director of Robotic Surgery for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).
Dr. Crawford is a native of Indiana. He and his wife, also a physician, have three children. Actively involved in the community, he is a staunch supporter in the Boy Scouts of America.