Dr. Carline Crevecoeur

Member, NAAHP Scholarship Committee

Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Dr. Carline Crevecoeur is a Haitian- American retired board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. She attended St. John’s University as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry. She received her medical degree from Downstate Medical School, where she completed her obstetric and gynecological training. Her medical concentration was in perinatology, where she researched lung development in premature infants. She also worked extensively with breast cancer patients and victims of sexual violence.

During her residency training, she traveled to Haiti, where she worked in the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince and assisted in medical procedures. She returned to Haiti in 2010, after the earthquake, to help with disaster relief efforts. Dr. Crevecoeur also traveled to Nicaragua in 1988 after Hurricane Joan to offer medical assistance.

After 20 years of medical service in New York and Pennsylvania, Dr. Crevecoeur gave up her career to raise and homeschool her five children. She nonetheless kept up with her medical education and volunteered at Centre Volunteers in Medicine as an obstetrician and gynecologist. She had planned to return to her beloved profession after her children were grown, a cancer diagnosis in 2012 sidelined her plans and forced her to retire.

Dr. Crevecoeur helps promote health and education in her community by sponsoring initiatives. Some are the Seedlings Project, a program that taught students about genealogy as they discovered how to “find their roots” and “Health Minute,” a weekly one-minute radio and digital program with WPSU and Penn State College of Nursing. The radio show offers information and strategies for living a healthy life in Centre County. She’s also an active member of the NAAHP scholarship committee.

Dr. Crevecoeur speaks fluent French and Creole. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, and listening to music while tending to her garden. She resides in Boalsburg, PA, with her husband, Dr. Michael Feffer.