The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
The David M. Rubenstein Child Health Bldg
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Thomas Crawford received his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed a pediatric internship and residency at the Pediatric Pavilion of the Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center, followed by a pediatric chief residency. He completed his training in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology at the Los Angeles Childrens Hospital. He then traveled east to the laboratory of Dr John Griffin at Johns Hopkins for a fellowship in Neuromuscular Disorders. 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, and the Medical Advisory Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 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 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, Theresa Cox, 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