Philosophy of Care
I enjoy working with patients and their parents to deliver individualized treatment plans, and appreciate the longterm relationships that I develop with families. When not working, I recharge at home with my husband and two young children. I spent my own childhood and adolescence in Davis, and after sixteen years away I was pleased to return home when I joined the UCD faculty in 2016.
Dr. Crossen provides clinical care for infants, children, and adolescents with a wide variety of endocrine conditions. Her expertise includes disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands; disorders of growth, puberty, and sexual development; disorders of bone health and calcium regulation; type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus; and various genetic conditions with associated endocrine issues.
Dr. Crossen is dedicated to improving the management of chronic conditions for pediatric patients within our healthcare system. Her current research focuses on leveraging telehealth technologies to improve care delivery and outcomes for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill NC 2010
M.P.H., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill NC 2009
B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2004
Internship: Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2010-2011
Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2011-2013
Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2013-2016
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology,
American Diabetes Association
Pediatric Endocrine Society
Honors and Awards
K23 Award, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
Golden Apple Teaching Award, UC Davis Pediatrics Residency, 2019, 2020, 2021
Sacramento Magazine�s Top Doctors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Eli Gold Award, UC Davis Department of Pediatrics, 2020
KL2 Award, UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center, 2017, 2018, 2019
Select Recent Publications
Crossen SS, Bruggeman BS, Haller MJ, Raymond JK. Challenges and opportunities in utilizing telehealth for diabetes care. Diabetes Spectrum. 2022;35(1):33-42.
Crossen S, Romero C, Reggiardo A, Michel J, Glaser N. Feasibility and Impact of Remote Glucose Monitoring Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes: Single-Center Pilot Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2022 Jan 17;7(1):e33639. doi:10.2196/33639. PMID:35037887
Haynes SC, Kamerman-Kretzmer R, Khan SS, Crossen S, Lieng MK, Marcin JP, Kenyon NJ, Kim CH. Telemedicine Use for Pediatric Asthma Care: A Mixed Methods Study. J Asthma. 2021 Dec 16:1-14. doi:10.1080/02770903.2021.2019265. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34913803.
Crossen SS, Romero CC, Loomba LA, Glaser NS. Patient perspectives on use of video telemedicine for type 1 diabetes care in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. Endocrines. 2021 Nov 1;2(4):449-456. doi:10.3390/endocrines2040040.
Haynes SC, Kompala T, Neinstein A, Rosenthal J, Crossen S. Disparities in telemedicine use for subspecialty diabetes care during COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. J Diabetes Sci Tech. 2021 Sep;15(5):986-992. doi:1177/1932296821997851. Epub 2021 Mar 14. PMID:33719622.
Rosenthal JL, Sigal IS, Kamerman-Kretzmer R, Say DS, Castellanos B, Nguyen S, Nakra NA, Restrepo B, Crossen SS. Increasing use of ambulatory video visits for pediatric patients by using quality improvement methods. Pediatr Quality Safety. 2021 Jun 23;6(4):e424. doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000424. PMID:34179675.
Haynes SC, Kompala T, Tancredi DJ, Neinstein AB, Crossen SS. Factors associated with discontinuation of subspecialty diabetes care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a multi-site retrospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2021 Feb 1;45(2):e34-e36.
Haynes SC, Marcin JP, Dayal P, Tancredi DJ, Crossen S. Impact of telemedicine on visit attendance for paediatric patients receiving endocrinology specialty care. J Telemed Telecare. 2020 Nov 23:1357633X20972911. doi:10.1177/1357633X20972911. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33226895.
Crossen S, Raymond J, Neinstein A. Top 10 Tips for Successfully Implementing a Diabetes Telehealth Program. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020 Dec;22(12):920-928. doi:10.1089/dia.2020.0042. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID:32191141.
Bagley B, Zuidema D, Crossen S, Loomba L. Inpatient stroke management in an adolescent with type 1 diabetes and home insulin pump. PSNet [internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services. 2020 Oct 28.