Jeff Crosier, M.D. Receives Roberson Award


Jeff Crosier, M.D. was presented with the twenty-fourth annual Fred H. Roberson Award on Tues., May 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s annual service awards banquet. CRMC CEO Dr. Menachem Langer made the presentation, citing Dr. Crosier’s commitment and loyalty to the hospital, the betterment of healthcare in the community and his many years of providing medical services in the Upper Cumberland.


Having been nominated twice for the Roberson Award, Dr. Crosier has been a pillar in the medical field for our community for more than 36 years. He has seen thousands of patients, and as cited in the nomination letter, “continually demonstrates his kind and compassionate ways, so that all have grown to love him during his many years of service.” He has been known to make house calls for patients too ill to come to the office as well as patients in terminal situations.

Dr. Crosier has had a vision for the growth of medical services in this community that many people may not have realized. He initiated cardiac rehabilitation here long before the hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center was established, as well as administered chemotherapy treatments before the Cancer Center opened. He encouraged the development of specialized services and recruitment of specialists to the area, especially in the field of cardiology and oncology.


Dr. Crosier was instrumental in supporting the Crisis Pregnancy Center with supplies and services and in caring for many terminally ill patients through hospice care. He was involved in founding Quality Medical Center during a time when primary care physicians were at a minimum. He has worked to meet the needs of uninsured patients by working with the Putnam County Health Department, and he has participated in overseas missionary trips.

Dr. Crosier came to Cookeville in 1976 and joined the Internal Medicine Group. In 1972, he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine. He completed his residency at the City of Memphis Hospital as well as a fellowship in Gastroenterology there. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He and his wife Becky have three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The Roberson Award is named for Mr. Fred Roberson who served on the hospitals’ Board of Trustees for twenty-seven years. The award is presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the same dedicated and loyal service to Cookeville Regional Medical Center and its patients as was demonstrated by Mr. Roberson. Previous recipients have been Dr. Thurman Shipley, H.S. Barnes, Dr. J.T. Moore, Jr., Dr. Claude Williams, Eleen Harkins, Jean Davis, Dr. William Francis, Senator Tommy Burks, Dr. William Taylor, Reverend Lexie Freeman, Dr. Alex Case, Dr. Katherine Bertram, the CRMC Auxiliary, Linda Crawford, Dr. Walter Derryberry, Dr. J.T. DeBerry, Dr. Charles Womack, Dr. Opless Walker, Dr. Charles Jordan, Linda Buchanan, Dr. David Henson and Dr. Sullivan Smith.