Philosophy of Care
Dr. Crossen strives for effective communication with patients and families. He believes that children and adolescents receive the best care when physicians prioritize relationships with patients and their families. He seeks to understand his patients' and families' perspectives in order to partner with them in making medical decisions, forming care plans, and providing advice.
Dr. Crossen is a general pediatrician offering primary care for children and adolescents. He has a special interest in newborn care.
Dr. Crossen is very active in the medical education of Pediatric residents and UC Davis medical students. For UC Davis School of Medicine he is co-Instructor of Record for the third-year Pediatrics Clerkship and Director of Tribal Health Programs. He regularly lectures for medical students on topics in General Pediatrics. He routinely hosts medical students in his primary care clinic where he teaches clinical skills at the bedside. He supervises Pediatric Residents in their continuity clinics and teaches in the resident didactic series focusing on communication skills and bedside manner.
M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill NC 2010
M.P.H., University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill NC 2009
B.A., Stanford University, Stanford CA 2005
Internship: Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2010-2011
Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR 2011-2013
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Pediatrics
Select Recent Publications
Weddle M, Empey A, Crossen EJ, Green A, Green J, Phillipi C. Ethics Rounds: Are pediatricians complicit in vitamin K deficiency bleeding? Pediatrics. 2015 Oct;136 (4):753-7
Crossen EJ, Lewis B, Hoffman BD. Preventing Gun Injuries in Children. Pediatrics in Review. 2015;36(2):43-51.