The STFM Podcast
February 2023: Diversity At the Table and Not Just On the Agenda, with Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP
In this rapid-fire episode, Dr Leon McCrea II gives listeners his wide-ranging perspective and deep insight into how creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces is about much more than only metrics. He brings us right into the conversations that matter, from giving and receiving feedback around DEIA issues to identifying both micro- and macro-aggressions to creating holistic metrics for success in medical education & residency. Dr McCrea shares his passion for helping both learners and patients feel seen, respected, and served.
Hosted by Saria Carter Saccocio, MD.
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Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP:
After his Human Biology degree at Brown University, Dr. McCrea earned a Doctorate in Medicine and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. He then trained in Family Medicine at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Upon completion of his residency, he was recruited to join the faculty at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program where he subsequently became the Associate Program Director. In 2015, he was recruited to Drexel University College of Medicine to serve as the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency and appointed Associate Professor of Family Medicine. Dr. McCrea’s academic interests include curriculum development, leadership, mentorship, and competency-based evaluation. His clinical interests include women’s health, adolescent medicine, contraception, men’s health and office-based procedures. In 2017, he was asked to serve on the membership committee of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and subsequently served on the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Diversity and Health Equity Task Force of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. In 2018, he was appointed as Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Drexel University College of Medicine. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Family Medicine Educational Consortium. In 2019, Dr. McCrea was invited to serve on the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Oversight Committee for individuals Underrepresented in Medicine. In 2020, he was appointed Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Drexel University College of Medicine. In 2022, he was elected President of the Family Medicine Educational Consortium. He currently serves as faculty for the Chief Resident Leadership Development Program. He also serves as the Program Director for the Drexel Pathway to Medical School postbaccalaureate pipeline program. He is board certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. McCrea and his wife Nikki celebrated 15 years of marriage this year. He is also the “girl dad” for his 11- and 13-year-old daughters.