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Dr. J. Summer Liston-Crandall named Oaklawn's chief medical officer

MARSHALL – J. Summer Liston-Crandall, M.D., has been appointed Oaklawn’s new chief medical officer, effectively immediately. 

The announcement was made by Oaklawn President and CEO Gregg Beeg.

Liston-Crandall, a family-medicine physician, is a Kalamazoo-area native who joined Oaklawn’s active medical staff in July 2007. 

In recent years, Liston-Crandall has served as Oaklawn’s interim medical director, as a member of its Physician Leadership Committee and physician lead for its COVID-19 Response Team. She also has served on Oaklawn’s Medical Executive Committee and as chief of staff. 

“Her skills and experience as a family medicine with obstetrics provider as well as physician leader will be a tremendous asset for us from both a clinical and operational perspective,” Beeg said in a statement to Oaklawn employees.

“Dr. Liston-Crandall will serve 50 percent of her time in the chief medical officer role and the other 50 percent of her time caring for her patients that she has served for the past several years,” he added.

Liston-Crandall works out of two offices of the Oaklawn Medical Group – Marshall Primary Care in Suite 1E of the Wright Medical Building at 215 E Mansion St., Marshall, and the Tekonsha office at 2218 Old U.S. 27 North. 

In January 2014, Liston-Crandall became the third recipient of Oaklawn’s Physician of the Year Award. The award was established to recognize a physician who has demonstrated their commitment to Oaklawn Hospital’s culture and values and to the community. 

Liston-Crandall  earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and Radcliffe colleges and medical degree from the University of Michigan. She completed a family-medicine residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.