Dr. Lawrence “Chris” Crain
Annual Memorial Lecture
Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lawrence Chris Crain’s legacy at Cleveland Clinic began at the time of his birth at the CCF Hospital in 1965. He returned for medical student rotations while at OSU before joining the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program in 1993. Because of his skills as a clinician, an educator and communicator, he was selected to the position of Chief Medical Resident from 1996-1997. He then continued his subspecialty training in Nephrology and Hypertension. Chris moved to Atlanta, GA, where he went into practice focused on hypertension and renal disease with special emphasis in minority patients. He died suddenly on July 22, 2003.
Because of Chris’ contributions to Cleveland Clinic throughout his course of training, especially for his efforts as a Chief Medical Resident, Cleveland Clinic established a memorial fund in Chris’ name at the time of his death. This memorial fund is supported by contributions from Chris’ mentors, colleagues and friends at Cleveland Clinic. This memorial fund provides support for an annual presentation at the Division of Medicine’s weekly Grand Rounds series. Medical Grand Rounds is an educational venue attended by medical students, residents, fellows in advanced training, and staff physicians from General Internal Medicine and its sub-specialties.
At each annual “Chris Crain Memorial Lecture”, an expert in the area of kidney diseases or hypertension will be invited to present a talk in this discipline. Introductory comments before these lectures will include acknowledgement of Chris’ contributions to the training program at Cleveland Clinic, his commitment to diseases of the kidney and commemoration of those attributes that made him a fine physician.
Friends who wish to make a contribution to the Memorial Fund may do so by sending a check made payable to the Dr. Lawrence “Chris” Crain Memorial Fund, or online through iSupport.
Please mail to:
Internal Medicine Residency Office/NA 10
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44195
Please call the Internal Medicine Residency Program office 216.444.2336 with any questions.