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Petrina Craine, MD

Specialty in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Petrina Craine is an emergency medicine physician who hails from Memphis, TN. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school, she moved to Durham, NC to pursue a degree in Biology and a certificate in Global Health. After college, she returned to her birthplace to attend the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She successfully completed her medical degree and ventured to the West Coast to train in emergency medicine at Alameda County Medical Center-Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. After residency, she crossed the coast to bring her skillset to New York City, where she currently practices on the frontlines taking care of patients of all ages experiencing any medical crisis ranging from Coronavirus to gun violence. Her rigorous training paths and collective experiences have not only guided her daily patient care, but also her work in health disparities and health inequities. Dr. Craine’s work has afforded her many opportunities to use her voice to advocate for healthier and safer communities through writing, speaking, and creating health media content as a physician journalist. She has been featured in various media outlets. She joined the Buoy Health team in an effort to continue to use her skills and talents to empower patients, enrich communities, and enhance medical innovation.

Practice names

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University

Education and training

2005 - 2009 - BS and Global Health Certificate, Duke University, Durham, NC

2011 - 2015 - Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

2015 - 2019 - Emergency Medicine Residency, Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA


2020 Essence Magazine “Essential Heroes” Award


Board Eligible, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Publication Highlights

Craine P. (contributing author). Chapter 11: Black + Women ≠ Doctor. The Chronicles of Women in White Coats 2.. A. Robins Nest, LLC. 2020.

Craine P. & Losonczy L. Reflection: A Consensus to Intervene - Creating a Social Emergency Medicine Playbook. Inventing Social Emergency Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Nov. 74(5S): S59-S61. PMID: 31655679.

Garrick JF, Perez B, Anaebere TC, Craine P, Lyons C, Lee T. The Diversity Snowball Effect: The Quest to Increase Diversity in Emergency Medicine: A Case Study of Highland's Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Jun;73(6):639-647. 2019 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30902450.

Shareef M., Craine P., Bern A. Chapter 17: Advanced Practice Providers in the Emergency Department. EMRA Advocacy Handbook, 5th ed. Irving, TX: Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association; 2019.