Alan S. Crandall, MD
Experience – In practice since 1976
A world-renowned cataract and glaucoma expert, Alan Slade Crandall, MD, joined The Eye Institute of Utah in August of 1997 as a specialist in the medical and surgical management of cataracts and glaucoma. He has been a principal investigator in clinical research projects relating to cataracts and glaucoma, and has performed thousands of refractive surgeries. Thanks in part to his reputation; Dr. Crandall has been invited to lecture on these subjects in countries throughout the world.
He received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Utah, and completed a surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, followed by an ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia.
- 2009-2010 – President, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- Director of Glaucoma and Cataracts, University of Utah School of Medicine
- Senior Vice Chairman of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine
- Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah School of Medicine
- Selected for Best Doctors in America
- Selected for Best Doctors in the West
- Board-certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Crandall held the position of chief of service at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia from 1979–1981. He has served on the editorial board for both the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Ocular Surgery News since 1996.
Recipient of several national awards, Dr. Crandall is a past president of the Utah Ophthalmology Society and president for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has guest lectured since 1979 and has presented in many countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore, Venezuela, Vietnam, Brazil and England. Dr. Crandall has also published more than 100 papers for peer review and more than 10 medical books or chapters.
Dr. Crandall is passionate about his role as a surgeon with the Ghana Exchange Program through the University of Utah. For the past nine years, Dr. Crandall has traveled to Africa once a year to teach local doctors and perform free cataract and cataract-related surgeries.