Speaker Series

Nikkisha Prentice McCrea, MD
Executive Medical Director, the Horsham Clinic
Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Associate Professor of Family Medicine,
Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,
Drexel University College of Medicine

Wednesday, June 15 5:30-6:30 p.m. (EDT)

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Nikkisha P. McCrea, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine.   She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana, summa cum laude, and later obtained her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, then joined faculty as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine.  Responsibilities included teaching residents, interns, and medical students on inpatient general medicine and consult services.  Dr. McCrea has a particular interest in providing quality care for vulnerable populations.  She also served as an Assistant Clinical Informatics Officer for the health system and facilitated projects designed to improve transitions in care.  Dr. McCrea joined The Horsham Clinic, a 206 bed inpatient behavioral health hospital, to serve as Director of Medical Services in 2016.  Responsibilities in this role include coordination and delivery of medical care for patients with acute psychiatric illness.

Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He leads efforts to develop policies and processes to bolster diversity, equity and inclusion at the College of Medicine, and collaborates with the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development to implement best practices for the recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty from historically underrepresented groups in medicine.

Dr. McCrea works with Admissions, Educational Affairs, Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement on best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences; and serves as a resource for affiliate sites for education and training in bias and anti-racism. Dr. McCrea is an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, and former program director of the Drexel/Tower Health Family Medicine Residency. Dr. McCrea is the program director for the Drexel Pathway to Medical School, a post-baccalaureate pipeline program focused on students historically underrepresented and financially disenfranchised.

After his Human Biology degree at Brown University, Dr. McCrea earned Doctorate in Medicine and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.  He then trained in Family Medicine at Crozer-Keystone Health System.  Upon completion of his residency, he was recruited to join the faculty at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program where he subsequently became the Associate Program Director.  Dr. McCrea’s academic interests include curriculum development, mentorship, and competency-based evaluation.  His clinical interests include women’s health, adolescent medicine, contraception, men’s health and office-based procedures.  He was asked to serve on the membership committee of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and subsequently served on the Diversity and Health Equity Task Force.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.  Dr. McCrea currently serves on the board of directors for the Family Medicine Educational Consortium, and was recently elected to the position of President-Elect.  He is a national speaker and educator in leadership and currently serves as distinguished faculty in the American Academy of Family Physicians Chief Resident Leadership Development Program.