Dr. Thomas Crawford received his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed a pediatric internship and residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles County, followed by a pediatric chief residency at the Los Angeles County Pediatric Pavillion of the same institution. Prior to medical training and neurology residency, he majored in Psychology and Religion at Yale College.
Now an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Dr. Tom Crawford has been a member of the Department of Neurology since 1987. He is co-director of the MDA clinic for Neuromuscular Disorders and Neurologist for the Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinical Center at Johns Hopkins. His practice involves general child neurology with a principal interest in caring for children with neuromuscular, neuromotor, and ataxic disorders. Primary research interests involve the basic science and clinical characterization of two important neurologic disorders that affect children: Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Ataxia Telangiectasia. He is also actively involved in the Biology of neurofilaments by characterization of transgenic animal models. He is on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Boards of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the Medical Advisory Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the editorial board of Neuromuscular Disorders. He is the Neurologist for the Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinical Center at Johns Hopkins, which has evaluated almost half of the known patients with this disorder in the United States. Additional specific clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of children with brachial plexus palsies.
Dr. Crawford’s research interests involve the basic science and clinical characterization of two important neurologic disorders that affect children: spinal muscular atrophy and ataxia telangiectasia. He is also actively involved in the biology of neurofilaments by characterization of transgenic animal models. He is on the medical and scientific advisory boards of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy and the editorial board of Neuromuscular Disorders.
Dr Crawford sees children with neuromuscular disorders in the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic on Monday mornings and children with general neurology problems in the Pediatric Neurology clinic, Wednesday afternoons. He performs EMG studies on adults and children Friday mornings. He is available for consultations by referral from primary physicians through the clinic coordinator, Marion Woelfel, at 410.955.4259.
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification
in Child Neurology
Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Sub-specialty
Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology