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Leon McCrea II

Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH

Deborah J. Tuttle, MD, and John P. Piper, MD, Vice Dean for Educational Affairs; Director, Drexel Pathway to Medical School Program; Associate Professor of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine

Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Specialties: Family Medicine, Primary Care


  • MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2006)
  • MPH - University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (2006)
  • BA in Human Biology - Brown University (1999)

Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family medicine physician practicing in Philadelphia. He has a clinical interest in women's health, procedural medicine and medically underserved populations.


  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Medicine
  • National Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Student National Medical Association

Clinical Services

Adolescent medicine, Contraception, Dermatology - general, Family medicine, Obstetrics, Prenatal care, Primary care, Men's health, Procedural medicine


  • Family Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System (2008)


  • Family Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System (2010)

Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is the Deborah J. Tuttle, MD, and John P. Piper, MD, vice dean for educational affairs. He leads efforts to develop policies and processes to bolster diversity, equity and inclusion at the College of Medicine, and collaborates with the Office of Faculty to implement best practices for the recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty from historically underrepresented groups in medicine.

Dr. McCrea works with Admissions, Educational Affairs, Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement on best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences, and serves as a resource for affiliate sites for education and training in bias and anti-racism. Dr. McCrea is also an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, and former program director of the Drexel/Tower Health Family Medicine Residency. He is the program director for the Drexel Pathway to Medical School, a post-baccalaureate pipeline program focused on students historically underrepresented and financially disenfranchised.

After earning his human biology degree at Brown University, Dr. McCrea earned his MD and Master of 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 of Crozer-Keystone’s Family Medicine Residency Program, where he subsequently became the associate program director. Dr. McCrea’s academic interests include curriculum development, mentorship and competency-based evaluation. His clinical interests include women’s health, adolescent medicine, contraception, men’s health and office-based procedures. He was asked to serve on the membership committee of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and subsequently served on the Diversity and Health Equity Task Force. He has served on the board of directors of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. Dr. McCrea currently serves on the board of directors for the Family Medicine Educational Consortium and was recently elected to the position of president-elect. He is a national speaker and educator in leadership and currently serves as distinguished faculty in the American Academy of Family Physicians Chief Resident Leadership Development Program.


"Pyelonephritis and Bacteremia from Lactobacillus delbrueckii"
K. Duprey, L.McCrea, B. Rabinowitch, K. Azad
Case Reports in Infectious Disease, Sep 29, 2012

"Patient Compliance with Follow-up after Low-Dose Methotrexate Treatment for Ectopic Pregnancy"
A. Schutt-Aine, L. McCrea, M. D. Creinin, L. Meyn
Journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Vol 70: 258-259, Nov 2004


Dr. McCrea presents regularly to medical students, interns, residents and faculty colleagues on a range of subjects, including:

  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic headache
  • Procedural obstetrics
  • Improving patient satisfaction
  • Cultural competency
  • Residents as teachers
  • Life after residency

Other Presentations

“Follow Your Passion to Family Medicine.”
Panelist, Family Medicine Education Consortium/Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Northeast Regional Meeting, November 2013

“Resident-driven changes to Morning Report formats: How does it affect attitudes? How does it affect performance?”
C Tran, MD, L McCrea, MD, S Morchen, MD
Family Medicine Education Consortium/Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Northeast Regional Meeting, September 2013

"Building Bridges to Health Care: Use of a Multicultural Patient Documentary to Educate Medical Students and Residents on Caring for Diverse and Underserved Populations"
L. Everts, MD; L. McCrea, MD, MPH; S Keel, MD
Family Medicine Education Consortium/Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Northeast Region Meeting, October 2010

Contact Information

Drexel Student Health Center
3401 Market Street
Suite 105B
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.220.4700
Fax: 215.220.4705

Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine
10 Shurs Lane
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19127