Dr Cromwell is board certified in family medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. He earned his doctoral degree in medicine from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. Dr Cromwell completed residency training in family medicine at the Trover Clinic Foundation in Madisonville, KY where he received one of twenty national Mead Johnson Graduate Fellowships. Subsequently, he completed postgraduate work in lipid disorders at the Washington University School of Medicine Lipid Research Center in St. Louis, MO.
Since 1990 Dr Cromwell's practice has specialized in the management of cholesterol and lipoprotein disorders. Prior to joining LabCorp, he served as head of the division of lipid disorders and medical director of the lipid treatment program at the Trover Clinic in Madisonville, KY (1990-1994); medical director of the lipid treatment program in Lake Wales, FL and the Florida Lipid Institute in Orlando, FL (1994-1999); chief medical officer of LipoScience, Inc. (1999 – 2004); chief of the division of atherosclerosis and lipoprotein disorders at the Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute in Charlotte, NC; medical director of Novant Heart and Wellness in Raleigh, NC (2004-2010); and chief of the Lipoprotein and Metabolic Disorders Institute in Raleigh, NC (2010 - present). Dr Cromwell returned to LipoScience as chief medical officer in 2013. Following the acquisition of LipoScience in 2014, Dr Cromwell has served as the cardiovascular discipline director at LabCorp.
In addition to maintaining his clinical practice (Lipoprotein and Metabolic Disorders Institute, PLLC) in Raleigh, NC, Dr Cromwell serves as adjunct associate professor in the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Dr Cromwell’s research has been published in a wide variety of journals, including the Lancet, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, American Journal of Cardiology, and the Journal of Physical Biochemistry. He has also authored numerous invited reviews and book chapters in the area of lipoprotein analytics. Dr Cromwell is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cardiology, Atherosclerosis, and the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
Dr Cromwell is a fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, fellow of the National Lipid Association and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has served on the board of directors for the Florida Lipid Association, the Southeast Lipid Association and the National Lipid Association.