Sondra S. Crosby MD

Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights

801 Massachusetts Ave | (617) 414-7179
Sondra Crosby
Sections

General Internal Medicine

Biography

Sondra Crosby, MD is a medical doctor and Professor of Medicine at Boston University, specializing in internal medicine. She is also a faculty member of the Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights department at the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Crosby is notable for being one of the first doctors allowed to travel to Guantanamo to independently examine Guantanamo captives. She is also notable for serving as the director of medical care at the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights. She examined over 300 torture victims at the Center.

Dr. Crosby is one of the authors of Broken Laws, Broken Lives: Medical Evidence of Torture by the US, published by Physicians for Human Rights. According to Physicians for Human Rights, Dr. Crosby has "written over 200 affidavits documenting medical and psychological sequelae of torture."

Education

Medicine, MD, University of Washington, 1991

PharmD, University of Washington, 1986

BPharm, Washington State University, 1984

Publications

Published on 9/1/2021

Neufeld MY, Kimball S, Stein AB, Crosby SS. Correction to: Forensic evaluation of alleged wrist restraint/handcuff injuries in survivors of torture utilizing the Istanbul Protocol. Int J Legal Med. 2021 Sep; 135(5):2145. PMID: 34106336.

Published on 8/1/2021

Annas GJ, Crosby SS. Standard Racism: Trying to Use "Crisis Standards of Care" in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Bioeth. 2021 08; 21(8):1-3. PMID: 34313559.

Published on 3/12/2021

Wang RY, Rojo MC, Crosby SS, Rajabiun S. Examining the Impact of Restrictive Federal Immigration Policies on Healthcare Access: Perspectives from Immigrant Patients across an Urban Safety-Net Hospital. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Mar 12. PMID: 33710446.

Published on 1/7/2021

Neufeld MY, Kimball S, Stein AB, Crosby SS. Forensic evaluation of alleged wrist restraint/handcuff injuries in survivors of torture utilizing the Istanbul Protocol. Int J Legal Med. 2021 Mar; 135(2):583-590. PMID: 33409560.

Published on 1/1/2021

Crosby SS, Sonis L, Annas GJ. The Boston Medical Center Immigrant Task Force: An Alternative to Teaching Immigration Law to Health Care Providers. J Law Med Ethics. 2021; 49(1):59-63. PMID: 33966656.

Published on 8/11/2020

Crosby SS. My COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2021 01; 174(1):120-121. PMID: 32777184.

Published on 7/23/2020

Crosby SS, Annas GJ. Border Babies - Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Immigrant Detention Centers. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jul 23; 383(4):297-299. PMID: 32706532.

Published on 3/1/2020

Crosby SS, Annas GJ. Cop to Cop: Negotiating Privacy and Security in the Examining Room. J Law Med Ethics. 2020 03; 48(1):169-171. PMID: 32342784.

Published on 1/20/2020

Crosby SS, Oleng N, Volpellier MM, Mishori R. Virginity testing: recommendations for primary care physicians in Europe and North America. BMJ Glob Health. 2020; 5(1):e002057. PMID: 32133175.

Published on 1/24/2019

Annas GJ, Crosby S. US military medical ethics in the War on Terror. J R Army Med Corps. 2019 Aug; 165(4):303-306. PMID: 30683802.

View full list of 49 publications.