Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Cardiology

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photo Frederick W. Crock, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Universtiy of Pittsburgh


Phone: 412-647-7718

Office: Cardiovascular Institute
200 Lothrop Street, Scaife Hall, Room S-562
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-7718
Fax: 412-647-0568
Education and Training
BS, University of Pittsburgh, 1974
MD, Temple University Medical School, 1978
Internal Medicine, Intern & Resident, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1981
Internal Medicine, Chief Resident, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1982
Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1984
Research Interest
Dr. Crock is involved in research pertaining to the use of Echocardiography in percutaneous treatment of valvular disease and atrial fibrillation. (TAVR, MitraClip. Watchman, Lariat, Amplatz devices).
Clinical Interest
Dr. Crock is a clinical cardiologist who sees outpatients with all general cardiology diseases with emphasis on valvular heart disease and pericardial disease at UPMC-Presbyterian Campus. He specializes in Echocardiography with emphasis on Transeshophogeal, Stress, and Interventional Echocardiography. He is Clinical Director of the inpatient Cardiac Pavilion Service at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Echocardiograpy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Educational Interest
Dr. Crock is involved in medical student, internal medicine intern & resident, as well as the cardiology fellow clinical education process. He teaches auscultation skills to medical students as well as house staff. He actively participates in clinical rounding on the floors and preceptors all levels of trainees in the outpatient clinics. He gives didactic lectures to the internal medicine house staff and fellows as well as the nurse practitioners and physicians assistants. He is the medical director of The Three Rivers Echo Society which sponsors a biannual tri-state symposium for physicians and sonographers.
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Selected Publications:
Cavalcante JL, Rijal S, Althouse AD, Delgado-Montero A, Katz WE, Schindler JT, Crock F, Harinstein ME, Navid F, Gleason TG, Lee JS. Right Ventricular Function and Prognosis in Patients with Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016; 4 (Apr 29): 325-33.
Hashash JG, Zeineh NS, Crock FW. Multiple intracardiac thrombi. Cleve Clin J Med. 2013; 80(7) July: 415-6.
Seethala S, Jain S, Ohori NP, Monaco S, Lacomis J, Crock F, Nemec J. Focal monomorphic ventricular tachycardia as the first manifestation of amyloid cardiomyopathy. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010; 10(3) Mar 5: 143-7.
Gujral V, López-Candales A, Abdelhadi R, Crock F, Gulyasy B. Constrictive pericarditis: an unusual clinical entity suggested during dobutamine stress echocardiography. Int J Cardiol. 2006; 113(2) Nov 10: e58-61.
Notable Achievements
Internal Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, 2016
Edward J. Curtiss Memorial Teaching Award (Cardiology Fellowship Program), 2010
Cardiology Fellowship Outstanding Teaching Award, 2005
ACES Award, Physicians Services Division, UPMC, 2007
3rd Year Medical Student Outstanding Teacher Citation for Faculty Precepting on Clinical Rounds, 2010
3rd & 4th Year Medical Student Outstanding Teacher Citation for Faculty Precepting on Clinical Rounds, 2011
Internal Medicine Outstanding Teacher Citaiton for Faculty precetping on clinical rotations, 2012-13
Verne Shaver Award, Mercy Hospital for Clinical, Academic, and Spiritual practice of Cardiology, 1996