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Craig Evan Pollack, M.D., M.H.S.

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Co-Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program

Associate Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: cancer health services research; social network analysis; cancer screening; social determinants of health

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Dr. Craig Pollack is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in oncology as well as health policy and management, and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine and oncology. 

Dr. Pollack serves as co-director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program.

He received his M.D. and completed his residency at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He performed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. Dr. Pollack also earned an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.H.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Pollack's research interests include social determinants of health, organization of cancer care and cancer disparities. more


  • Co-Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology



  • MD, University of California San Francisco (2004)


  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2006)


  • University of Pennsylvania SOM- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pollack’s research focuses on cancer prevention and control with an emphasis on prostate cancer. His work seeks to understand how the organization environment of health care influences the type and quality of care that patients receive. In other work, he examines the broader social context of health and health care, particularly on housing, financial strain and socioeconomic status.

Selected Publications

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Pollack CE, Bekelman JE, Liao KJ, Armstrong K. Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer. Cancer. 2011 Dec 15;117(24):5569-78. PMID: 21692067.

Pollack CE, Weissman G, Bekelman J, Liao K, Armstrong K. Physician social networks and variation in prostate cancer treatment in three cities. Health Services Research. 2012 Feb;47(1 Pt 2):380-403. PMID: 22092259; PMCID: PMC3258347.

Pollack CE, Noronha G, Green GE, Bhavsar NA, Carter HB. Primary care providers' response to the US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendations on screening for prostate cancer. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012 Apr 23;172(8):668-70. PMID: 22529237; PMCID: PMC3359062.

Pollack CE, Weissman GE, Lemke KW, Hussey PS, Weiner JP. Patient Sharing among Physicians and Costs of Care: A Network Analytic Approach to Care Coordination Using Claims Data. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013 Mar;28(3):459-65. PMID: 22696255; PMCID: PMC3579968.

Pollack CE, Soulos P, Gross CP. Physician's Peer Exposure and the Adoption of a New Cancer Treatment Modality. Cancer. 2015 Aug 15;121(16):2799-807 PMID: 25903304 PMCID: PMC4529814

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • The Relationship Between Housing Evictions and Health Outcomes (308.860.98 SS/R)
    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    2015 - 2015
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