Dr. Criqui is Distinguished Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. He also holds a joint appointment as Distinguished Professor, Division of Cardiology, in the Department of Medicine at UCSD. Dr Criqui received his MD and did his residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and received his MPH in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine by the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Criqui is an active and productive investigator in cardiovascular epidemiology and preventive cardiology, and has made seminal contributions in the fields of subclinical atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, and peripheral venous disease. He has published over 500 manuscripts and book chapters, and has been an invited lecturer at numerous national and international medical meetings. He is the recipient of several research grants and contracts, and is currently the Director of the NHLBI funded T32 training program at UCSD in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. He has mentored numerous students, residents and fellows.
Dr. Criqui is a Fellow of the following societies: the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Epidemiology, the Society for Vascular Medicine, the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease of the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention of the AHA , for which he served as Chair. He is past Chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Prevention for the AHA. He currently chairs the International Peripheral Arterial Disease Working Group, for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study. He has served on committees for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Institute of Medicine.
He is the recipient of several honors including election to the American Epidemiological Society (1984), the Joseph E. Stokes III Preventive Cardiology Award from the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (2001), the Frederick H. Epstein Memorial Lecture Award from the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Epidemiology and Prevention (2002), the Special Recognition Award from AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (2004), the Distinguished Achievement Award from the AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (2008), the President’s Award for Vision from the Vascular Disease Foundation (2010), the Marcus Award for Distinguished Contribution as a Gifted Teacher from the International Academy of Cardiology (IAC) (2011), the IAC Distinguished Fellowship award (2013, and the Ancel Keys Memorial Lecturer Award from the AHA. In 2010, he was named a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association, the organization’s highest scientific award.