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Thomas Crawford, MD

Thomas Owen Crawford, MD
Co-Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
Professor of Neurology

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410-955-4259

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Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic

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Titles

  • Co-Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
  • Ataxia Center
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinical Center
  • Charcot-Marie Tooth Center
  • Children's Center
  • Facial Nerve Disorders Treatment Center
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Center
  • Neurological Consultation Center
  • Pediatric Neurology Center
  • Transverse Myelitis Center

Expertise

Ataxia-Telangiectasia, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pediatric Brachial Plexus, Pediatric Neurology, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Research Interests

The basic science and clinical characterization of two important neurologic disorders that affect children: Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Ataxia Telangiectasia.

Biography

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 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.

Languages

  • English

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (Los Angeles CA) (1980)

    Residencies

    • Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center (Los Angeles CA) (1987)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (Baltimore MD) (1988)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Neurology/Special Child Neurology (1990)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1986)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    To review the latest research papers by Dr. Crawford, visit PubMed.

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  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Delay in age of walking can herald muscular dystrophy in boys with cognitive delays, Science Daily, 9/15/14

  • Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Pediatric Specialty Clinic
    200 N. Wolfe Street
    Rubenstein Child Health
    2158
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-4259
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-4259
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9441
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-5624
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology - Pediatric Neurology
    • Neurology - Neuromuscular

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