Seth Crockett

Seth D. Crockett, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center member and Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Crockett's research focuses on the screening and prevention of colorectal cancer.

Seth Crockett

MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cancer Epidemiology

4152 Bioinformatics Building, CB 7080
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-962-2608


Clinical profile

Area of interest

I am a faculty member in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with MPH training in epidemiology and clinical research. I am also a  clinical gastroenterologist and endoscopist. My research relates to GI cancer epidemiology, screening and prevention of colorectal cancer, and colonoscopy quality.

Specifically, I am interested in the risk factors, natural history, and endoscopic detection and removal of serrated polyps in addition to other precancerous lesions of the colorectum. I was awarded a junior faculty
development award from the American College of Gastroenterology and an NIH KL2 award for projects investigating the epidemiology and natural history of serrated polyps. My over-arching goal is to optimize prevention of colorectal cancer via screening and prevention by leveraging knowledge of its precursor lesions and colorectal carcinogenesis. I am or have been a PI or Co-I of a number of studies and trials of colonoscopy and non-colonoscopy colorectal cancer screening tests including a NCI-funded multicenter biomarker validation trial (GLNE 010), an industry sponsored study of stool DNA testing, and an R01 funded multicenter center study of colonoscopy quality. I am committed to an academic career dedicated to researching this field with an over-arching goal of optimizing prevention of colorectal cancer by studying its precursor lesions.

Awards and Honors

  • United States Medical Licensing Exam, completed steps 1-3, 2001-2004
  • Medical License, Medical Board of California, 2004
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Medical License, North Carolina Medical Board, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Gastroenterology, 2012
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association, 2008-
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology, 2008-
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2010-
  • Member, Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, World Endoscopy Organization, 2013-
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Hamilton College. 1998
  • Dartmouth International Health Group Fellowship, 2000
  • Commencement Speaker, Dartmouth Medical School, 2003
  • John and Sophia Zaslow Prize, Dartmouth Medical School, 2003
  • Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Research in Residency, Stanford Department of Medicine, 2005, 2006
  • Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health, 2006
  • ACG/Centocor IBD Abstract Award, 2009
  • ACG Presidential Poster Award, 2009
  • CCFA Outstanding Abstract Award, 2009
  • GI Outcomes Course Trainee Scholarship, Gastroenterology Research Group, 2009
  • AGA/AASLD Academic Skills Workshop Participant, 2010
  • Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows’ Program Award, 2012

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