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Martin Crane, MD, Honored with National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ Clark Award for Patient Advocacy

December 13, 2017

Philadelphia, PA – Martin Crane, MD, was honored with the second National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ (NBOME) Clark Award for Patient Advocacy on December 8, 2017. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to patient safety, patient protection, and quality of care.

A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Crane is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School with training in general surgery at the University of Colorado Medical Center and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Boston Hospital for Women. Dr. Crane also holds the rank of commander in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserves and is past chair of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation of the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Crane has been involved in a wide array of quality assurance and improvement programs for more than 30 years and has spoken extensively on patient safety and adverse event reporting systems. He is former chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, a not-for-profit organization that serves as the national authority in the field of medical regulation.

Gary R. Clark, NBOME former public member of the NBOME Board and Executive Committee, and for whom the award is named, presented the award to Dr. Crane. In presenting the award he remarked, “Dr. Crane has been a lifelong advocate for patient safety and physician quality initiatives, outlining his vision for improved maintenance of physician licensure processes during his term as Federation of State Medical Board’s (FSMB) chair. He has also been a longstanding advocate of osteopathic medicine and the COMLEX-USA examination program. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Crane’s primary focus has always been to advocate for patients, a true reflection and embodiment of the NBOME’s mission to protect the public through assessment.”

The NBOME is the leading assessment organization for the osteopathic medical profession. NBOME’s COMLEX-USA examination series is a requirement for graduation from colleges of osteopathic medicine and provides the pathway to licensure for osteopathic physicians in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions.