George Washington "Barney" Crile, Jr. (November 3, 1907 – September 11, 1992) was an American surgeon. He was a significant influence on how breast cancer is treated and was a visible and controversial advocate for alternative procedures.:6
Crile was the son of famous surgeon and founding partner of the Cleveland Clinic, George Washington Crile.
After attending the University School and the Hotchkiss School:62, Crile attended Yale University, where he was on the football and track teams and was a member of Skull and Bones.:50 He graduated in 1929. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1933, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class.:62 He chose to intern at the Barnes Hospital (1933–34) under surgeon Evarts Ambrose Graham, noted for successfully removing a lung from a cancer patient.:62