David Crandell, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Affiliate
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD State University of New York at Buffalo 1989
aggrecans; amputation; amputation, traumatic; amputees; cerebral infarction; dipyridamole; disasters; gastrostomy; platelet aggregation inhibitors

Dr. Crandell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Harvard Medical School and a rehabilitation specialist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) Boston and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is the Medical Director for Amputee and Adaptive Sports Programs at SRH Boston and the Clinical Co-Director for the Dean Center Tick Borne Illness at SRH.

He is a graduate of Cornell University and the State University of NY at Buffalo Medical School and Life Sciences. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo. He did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine, and a NIH NRSA Fellowship in Sport Medicine at the Tufts-New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) in Boston.

Dr. Crandell is PM&R Clerkship Director at the Harvard Medical School. He is the Course Director for Rehabilitation and Aging, a Master of Science Program in Physician Assistant Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committees on Sports Medicine and Public Health. In November 2013, Dr. Crandell was the Symposium Director for Challenges and Controversy in Lyme Disease and Tick Borne Illness Care at the MGH.

As a rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Crandell was involved in the care of twenty-five of the most severely injured survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013, including fifteen survivors with lower limb amputations. He is a co-investigator of the research study: “The Boston Marathon Bombing: a survey of adult survivors’ medical, psychological, social, occupational and functional status”, being conducted at SRH. He serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the One Fund Boston. In 2013, Dr. Crandell received the Patient Advocacy Award from the Harvard Medical School Department of PM&R.