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Errol D. Crook, MD

Errol D. Crook, MD

Morehouse University School of Medicine

720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Assistant: Talisa Burke
Phone: (404) 756-1414

Member Since: 1999

Member Status: Fellow


Chief Medical Officer



Clinical Interest(s)


Research Interest(s)

  • Health Equity
  • Clinical Hypertension
  • Social determinants of health
  • diabetic kidney disease

Current / Former SSCI Roles

former council member

About Errol D. Crook, MD

Errol D. Crook, M.D. is currently Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Crook received his BA from Yale College and his MD from the Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons in New York. He trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Alabama - Birmingham Hospitals. After completing his training he joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Later, Dr. Crook was on faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine / Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. He served as served as Chief of Medicine at Harper University Hospital from 2001 to 2005 and as Acting Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from March 2004 to June 2005. He moved to the University of South Alabama in 2005 as Department Chair of Internal Medicine and Director of the Center for Healthy Communities. He remained in that position until he moved to his current position in Atlanta in October of 2022.

Dr. Crook's research focus has been in health disparities with a focus on diabetes, diabetic renal disease, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He served as Director of the University of South Alabama Center for Healthy Communities and PI of their National Center of Excellence Grant from the NIH's National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Crook is Past-President of the American Federation for Medical Research and a past member of the SSCI Council.


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