Diedre Crews MD, ScM, FASN, MACP

Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Diedre Crews is a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds appointments with the School of Nursing, the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Center for Health Equity, where she is deputy director. Her research focuses on addressing disparities in the care and outcomes of kidney disease and hypertension through epidemiologic studies and clinical trials. An elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Dr. Crews has received numerous awards for her research contributions, including the 2018 Johns Hopkins University President’s Frontier Award — a $250,000 award recognizing significant scholarly achievement and exceptional promise for important future work. She is a former National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Emerging Leader Scholar and was the inaugural Gilbert S. Omenn Anniversary Fellow of the NAM. Dr. Crews has received the W. Lester Henry Award for Diversity and Access to Care from the American College of Physicians (ACP) (2019) and is a Master of the ACP. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has honored Dr. Crews with Distinguished Leader Award (2019), and she currently serves as ASN Secretary.

Dr. Crews received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from Saint Louis University. A graduate of the Osler Medical Training Program, she completed nephrology fellowship and a master’s in clinical epidemiology degree at Johns Hopkins.