Sharon Crandell, M.D.
Sharon Crandell, M.D.

Sharon Crandell, M.D., 69, retired associate professor of pediatrics, died Oct. 4, 2017.

She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rice University and earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in pediatrics. Dr. Crandell returned to Houston to complete her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the medical school. She was first appointed as an instructor in pediatrics at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1978 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1979.  She retired from the medical school in 2014.

Besides being an excellent clinician, Dr. Crandell served as the medical director of the NICU for a long time as well as the medical director of the transport team and played an important role in making the transport team, especially our air transport one of the best.  Her most significant impact was her work as the long-serving program director of the UT Pediatric Residency Program from July 1988 to June 2008. She also served as vice chair for education and training programs in the Department of Pediatrics.

Funeral services will be held in her hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana. A memorial service will also be held 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at Palmer Episcopal Church (6221 Main St, Houston, TX 77030). A reception and celebration of life will begin immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers we ask that gifts be made in Sharon Sue Crandell, MD’s memory to support the Sharon Sue Crandell, MD Memorial Fund benefitting pediatric residents at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.  Please visit or make checks payable to:

PO Box 1321
Houston, TX 77251-1321