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Thomas Crawford, MD
MDA Clinic for Neuromuscular Disorders and Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
Tom Crawford, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 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 a special qualification in child neurology at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital; he then traveled east to the laboratory of Dr John Griffin at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, ML, USA, for a fellowship in neuromuscular disorders. Prior to medical training Dr Crawford had majored in psychology and religion at Yale College, Newhaven, CT, USA.
Dr Crawford has been a member of the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins since 1987, and is currently co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic for Neuromuscular Disorders and a neurologist at the Ataxia Center. His practice involves general child neurology, with a principal interest in caring for children with neuromuscular, neuromotor, and ataxic disorders. His primary research interests involve the basic science and clinical characterization of two important neurologic disorders that affect children: spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and ataxia telangiectasia. He is also actively involved in the biology of neurofilaments by characterization of transgenic animal models.
Dr Crawford is on the medical and scientific advisory boards of Cure SMA, and on the medical advisory committee for the MDA. The Ataxia Center at Johns Hopkins has evaluated almost half of the known patients with ataxia telangiectasia in the USA. Additional specific clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of children with brachial plexus palsies, and he has a special interest and experience in electromyography studies in children and adults. Dr Crawford has published extensively and presented nationally and internationally, and plays an active role in teaching medical students and residents in neurology.