John H. Crabtree, MD

Program Director, PD University for Surgeons
International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis-North America
Visiting Clinical Faculty, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Dr. Crabtree is a general surgeon. He completed his medical training and residency in general surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Campus in Little Rock, Arkansas. He currently serves as Visiting Clinical Faculty at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His clinical research interest focuses on issues related to peritoneal dialysis access. He pioneered modifications and enhancements to the laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters resulting in greatly improved catheter outcomes for peritoneal dialysis patients. Dr. Crabtree has authored numerous articles covering dialysis catheters, implantation techniques, and resolution of dialysis access complications. Currently, Dr. Crabtree is the Program Director for PD University for Surgeons in North America, part of a global education effort sponsored by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. He is actively involved in implementing ISPD-sponsored surgeon education programs in Europe and Asia.