Dr. Crane has been a faculty member at the University of Rochester for the past 6 years after having successfully completed his Emergency Residency there. He is a residency trained and an ABEM certified Emergency Physician, licensed in the state of New York. He actively maintains his New York State RN nursing license which was how he stayed current in medical care and financially supported himself and his family during medical school training. He holds an appointment in the Division of Prehospital Medicine as the Deputy Monroe County Medical Director under the leadership of the Monroe County and City of Rochester EMS Medical Director, Dr. Jeremy Cushman, and is also the Tactical Medical Director for the URMC Prehospital Medicine Division and the Rochester Police Department.
He is uniquely qualified for his role in his areas of research as a result of both his educational qualifications in emergency medicine and business, but also as a result of his extensive prior clinical experience in nursing, surgery, and emergency medicine. He has performed grant supported academic work in the areas of ED operations, cost and service quality, and Emergency Department Overcrowding and has served on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Overcrowding Task Force as well as a peer reviewer for Academic Emergency Medicine. He is a member of the HITEC collaborative research group, and through this body has also been grant funded and has served as both principal investigator and co-principal investigator in the New York State HEAL V evaluation phase as well as having been awarded the 2012 Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program grant from New York State. His work in these areas has focused on the effects of health information technology on physician and physician office work flow as well as Emergency Department workload. Dr. Crane has led several clinical initiatives for process improvement within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester. He helped to lead the door-to-EKG process improvement which successfully implemented the techniques of lean methodology in order to reduce the overall time from which a patient is identified at being at risk for heart attack to when he receives his first diagnostic EKG. His research interests and goals seek to combine the advanced techniques of operations research and industrial engineering methodology with successful health care research techniques in order to evaluate, model, and improve health care cost and efficiency. He has additional research interests in the areas of firearms and firearms related violence as well as EMS and Law Enforcement Tactical Operations medicine.