Beverly Cheryl (née Howard) Crusher, M.D. was a Federation Starfleet officer on active duty in at least the 24th century.

Early lifeEdit

She was born in 2324 in Copernicus City, Luna to Paul and Isobel Howard. (TNG: "Conundrum") Her parents were killed when she was about three years old (TNG novel: Death in Winter), and she was raised by her grandmother, Felisa Howard. Prior to Beverly's entering Starfleet Academy, she and her grandmother lived on colonies such as Arvada III and Caldos. (TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom", "Sub Rosa")


Beverly and Jack Crusher married in an impromptu ceremony in San Francisco in 2348. Following her graduation from Starfleet Medical Academy, she served as a medical officer, both spacebound on the USS Adelphi or on Earth at Starfleet Medical. In deference to Jack's parents' wishes, they had a second wedding ceremony in Seattle. ("4th and Market")

While serving on the USS Stargazer under Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 2354, Jack Crusher was killed. Beverly, who was then assistant chief medical officer at Starbase 32, was informed by the base's commander. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace). Dr. Crusher then resigned her commission and moved to Earth, where she worked in private practice for about six years.

From 2363-2364 and 2365-2371, Dr. Crusher served aboard USS Enterprise-D as chief medical officer until that vessel's destruction at Veridian III. (Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek Generations) For one year (2364-2365), she worked as an administrator at Starfleet Medical on Earth, while her son Wesley remained aboard Enterprise. During that year, Dr. Crusher was also on the faculty of Starfleet Medical Academy, where one of her students was Elisabeth Lense. (SCE novel: Oaths)

Following the construction and commissioning of the Enterprise-E in 2372 (TNG novel: Ship of the Line, Star Trek: First Contact), Dr. Crusher was posted as chief medical officer.

Dr. Crusher and Jean-Luc Picard married in 2380 and had one son, René. (TNG novel: Greater Than the Sum)

In 2381, Dr. Crusher -- now promoted to admiral -- was again an administrator of Starfleet Medical. While there, she lived in the small community of Bodega Bay, 60 km northwest of San Francisco. (Beverly Crusher Investigates: The Death on the Kobayashi Maru)

Alternate continuitiesEdit

"The Devil We Know"Edit

Dr. Crusher's sister, Dr. Mary Howard, was director of Cold Station One, a microbiological archive station on Luna.

In most continuities, Beverly was an only child.

Poems, Prayers and PromisesEdit

In the continuity of these stories, written by Kimberley Junius, Beverly's parents were named Arthur Wesley and Barbara Jouett, and Beverly had been born on Deneva. Beverly had a brother, eight years younger, named Mark Arthur Wesley. ("A Handful of Sunlight")

Officers of the starships Enterprise
NCC-1701-D: Picard | W. Riker
Riker | Shelby
Crusher | Pulaski Data | Swenson Data MacDougal | Argyle
Logan | La Forge
Yar | Worf La Forge | Torres | O'Brien
Worf | Solis | Clancy
Crusher | Wallace
Allenby | Gates
Graham | Ro | Monroe
Dern | Jae
NCC-1701-E: Bateson | Picard Riker | Madden | Worf Crusher Data | Elfiki Data | Kadohata La Forge Daniels | Vale | Worf Hawk | Perim | Branson
NX-01 | NX-01 | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701 (alt) | NCC-1701 | NCC-1701-A | NCC-1701-B | NCC-1701-C | NCC-1701-D | NCC-1701-E

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