George Crile, Jr.
Surgeon, Deceased Person
1907 – 1992
Who was George Crile, Jr.?
After attending the University School and the Hotchkiss School, Crile attended Yale University, where he was on the football and track teams and was a member of Skull and Bones. He graduated in 1929. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1933, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. He chose to intern at the Barnes Hospital under surgeon Evarts Ambrose Graham, noted for successfully removing a lung from a cancer patient.
He spent the rest of his medical career at the Cleveland Clinic. After his residency there, he joined the surgical staff in 1937, served as head of the general surgery department, senior consultant, and emeritus consultant.
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