John Crawford

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Pediatrics
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    Collapse Education and Training
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst MAMS05/1997Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    University of Massachusetts, Worcester MAMD06/2001Doctor of Medicine
    Los Angeles County/University of Southern California, Los Angeles CAPediatrics
    Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC06/2006Child Neurology
    Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC4/2009Neuro-Oncology
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    Boy Scouts of America1989Eagle Scout
    2004Child Neurology Top Scholar Epilepsy Award
    2006J Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Scholar
    2007Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Scholarship Award
    UC San Diego2010National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine Recipient, University of California San Diego
    UC San Diego2013  - 2016Faculty Teaching Award Department of Neurosciences
    2015Best Doctors in America
    San Diego Magazine2015  - 2018"Top Child Neurologist"
    2016Mitchell Thorp Foundation Pillar of Hope Award

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    1. Ng A, Levy ML, Malicki DM, Crawford JR. Unusual high-grade and low-grade glioma in an infant with PPP1CB-ALK gene fusion. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Feb 01; 12(2). PMID: 30709888.
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    2. Aghajan Y, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Atypical central neurocytoma with novel EWSR1-ATF1 fusion and MUTYH mutation detected by next-generation sequencing. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Jan 14; 12(1). PMID: 30642852.
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    3. Chau LQ, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Levator palpebrae superioris nuclear palsy in a child with artery of Percheron infarction. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Dec 17; 11(1). PMID: 30567285.
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    4. Aghajan Y, Grover I, Gorsi H, Tumblin M, Crawford JR. Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in pediatric neuro-oncology: a single institutional experience. J Neurooncol. 2019 Jan; 141(1):151-158. PMID: 30426388.
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    5. Maruggi M, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR. A novel KIF5B-ALK fusion in a child with an atypical central nervous system inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Oct 21; 2018. PMID: 30344149.
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    6. Nguyen L, Crawford JR. Pineoblastoma in a child with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Sep 14; 2018. PMID: 30217803.
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    7. Chen DY, Crawford JR. Novel KRIT1/CCM1 heterozygous nonsense mutation (c.715 C>T) associated with cerebral and cerebellar cavernous malformations in a paediatric patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jul 30; 2018. PMID: 30061145.
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    8. Chen DY, Chen CC, Crawford JR, Wang SG. Tumor-related epilepsy: epidemiology, pathogenesis and management. J Neurooncol. 2018 Aug; 139(1):13-21. PMID: 29797181.
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    9. Gorsi HS, Khanna PC, Tumblin M, Yeh-Nayre L, Milburn M, Elster JD, Crawford JR. Single-agent bevacizumab in the treatment of recurrent or refractory pediatric low-grade glioma: A single institutional experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Sep; 65(9):e27234. PMID: 29750399.
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    10. Longardner K, Malicki D, Crawford J. A Neurological Disorder of the Thalamus Mimicking Low-Grade Glioma. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jul; 84:55. PMID: 29853249.
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    11. Farnaes L, Schiff D, McElroy AK, Coufal NG, Crawford JR, Cannavino C. Encephalitis and Thalamic Injury From Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus in Children on Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Mar; 80:84-87. PMID: 29398166.
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    12. Aristizabal P, Burns L, Rivera-Gomez R, Levy ML, Roberts W, Crawford JR. Medulloblastoma With Extensive Nodularity: Tailored Therapy in a Low-resource Setting. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 05; 39(4):299-301. PMID: 28267079.
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    13. Aghajan Y, Yoon JM, Crawford JR. Severe vincristine-induced polyneuropathy in a teenager with anaplastic medulloblastoma and undiagnosed Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Apr 24; 2017. PMID: 28438772.
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    14. Chiang LY, Crawford JR, Kuo DJ. Unilateral facial nerve palsy as an early presenting symptom of relapse in a paediatric patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Mar 10; 2017. PMID: 28283471.
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    15. Chen DY, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Spontaneous aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in a child with multiply recurrent posterior fossa juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Dec 07; 2016. PMID: 27927709.
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    16. Aghajan Y, Levy ML, Newbury RO, Crawford JR. Disseminated pilomyxoid astrocytoma in infancy with novel MUTYH mutation. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Oct 26; 2016. PMID: 27797849.
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    17. Aghajan Y, Levy ML, Mo JQ, Crawford JR. Acute brainstem haemorrhage as a presenting feature of high-grade glioma. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Sep 22; 2016. PMID: 27659914.
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    18. Aghajan Y, Levy ML, Malicki DM, Crawford JR. Novel PPP1CB-ALK fusion protein in a high-grade glioma of infancy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Aug 16; 2016. PMID: 27530886.
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    19. Gloude NJ, Yoon JM, Crawford JR. Novel PTCH1 Mutation in a Young Child With Gorlin Syndrome and Medulloblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun; 63(6):1128-9. PMID: 26840755.
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    20. Yang Y, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Benign pineal cyst lined with normal choroid plexus mimicking tumour in a young girl with exotropia. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Jan 25; 2016. PMID: 26811416.
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    21. Gabel BC, Martin J, Crawford JR, Levy M. Questioning the need for ICU level of care in pediatric patients following elective uncomplicated craniotomy for brain tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 May; 17(5):564-8. PMID: 26722960.
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    22. Yoon J, Martin A, Malicki D, Newbury R, Crawford J. Unusual Spinal Cord Tumor in A 16-Month-Old Child. Brain Pathol. 2015 Nov; 25(6):784-5. PMID: 26526947.
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    23. Mishal NM, Arkilo D, Tang J, Crawford JR, Wang SG. A Potential Role for Felbamate in TSC- and NF1-Related Epilepsy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2015; 2015:960746. PMID: 26579319; PMCID: PMC4633543.
    24. Crawford JR, Levy ML. Medulloblastoma with myogenic differentiation: a rare medulloblastoma variant in a young child. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Aug 21; 2015. PMID: 26297773.
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    25. Udaka YT, Yoon JM, Malicki DM, Khanna PC, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor in a Teenager with Unusual Infiltration Into the Jugular Foramen. World Neurosurg. 2015 Dec; 84(6):2075.e13-6. PMID: 26187115.
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    26. Chen DY, Crawford JR. Hodgkin's lymphoma in an adolescent previously treated with surgical resection of third ventricular juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jun 25; 2015. PMID: 26113587.
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    27. Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Nespeca M, Crawford JR, Wang SG. Neurological Outcomes After Presumed Childhood Encephalitis. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Sep; 53(3):200-6. PMID: 26220354.
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    28. Chen DY, Aristizabal P, Crawford JR. Preoperative Presentation of a Variant of Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome in a Young Boy With Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Sep; 53(3):266-7. PMID: 26145481.
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    29. Gabel BC, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Delayed Diagnosis of Enhancing Posterior Fossa Tumors Mimicking the Tela Choroidea of the Fourth Ventricle. World Neurosurg. 2015 Sep; 84(3):865.e1-5. PMID: 25839397.
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    30. Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser CA, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Crawford JR, Nespeca M, Wang SG. Epilepsy After Resolution of Presumed Childhood Encephalitis. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jul; 53(1):65-72. PMID: 26092415.
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    31. Bykowski J, Kruk P, Gold JJ, Glaser CA, Sheriff H, Crawford JR. Acute pediatric encephalitis neuroimaging: single-institution series as part of the California encephalitis project. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jun; 52(6):606-14. PMID: 25846458.
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    32. Fogal V, Babic I, Chao Y, Pastorino S, Mukthavaram R, Jiang P, Cho YJ, Pingle SC, Crawford JR, Piccioni DE, Kesari S. Mitochondrial p32 is upregulated in Myc expressing brain cancers and mediates glutamine addiction. Oncotarget. 2015 Jan 20; 6(2):1157-70. PMID: 25528767; PMCID: PMC4359224.
    33. Jankowski PP, Crawford JR, Khanna P, Malicki DM, Ciacci JD, Levy ML. Pituitary tumor apoplexy in adolescents. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr; 83(4):644-51. PMID: 25527883.
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    34. Wong V, Lefloch N, Crawford JR. Fatal gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a young boy with newly diagnosed metastatic medulloblastoma on high dose dexamethasone. Case Rep Pediatr. 2014; 2014:478326. PMID: 25478272; PMCID: PMC4247944.
    35. Chuang NA, Yoon JM, Newbury RO, Crawford JR. Glioblastoma multiforme arising from dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor in a child in the absence of therapy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Nov; 36(8):e536-9. PMID: 24309599.
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    36. Rao K, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant pericallosal lipoma associated with intractable epilepsy in a child. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Oct 27; 2014. PMID: 25349185.
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    37. Rao KI, Malicki DM, Crawford JR. Primary intraventricular central nervous system rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jan; 52(1):130-1. PMID: 25444091.
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    38. Rao K, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant suprasellar arachnoid cyst presenting with precocious puberty. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Aug 19; 2014. PMID: 25139925; PMCID: PMC4139543.
    39. Hartman LL, Crawford JR, Makale MT, Milburn M, Joshi S, Salazar AM, Hasenauer B, VandenBerg SR, MacDonald TJ, Durden DL. Pediatric phase II trials of poly-ICLC in the management of newly diagnosed and recurrent brain tumors. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Aug; 36(6):451-7. PMID: 24309609; PMCID: PMC4356196.
    40. Wong V, Crawford JR. Extensive subdural spinal enhancement mimicking leptomeningeal disease in a young child with posterior fossa tumour following lumbar puncture and surgery. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Apr 15; 2014. PMID: 24810452; PMCID: PMC3992536.
    41. Gabel BC, Yoon J, Crawford JR. Clinical isolated syndrome mimicking focal brainstem glioma in a child. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 10; 2014. PMID: 24614782; PMCID: PMC3962948.
    42. Gabel BC, Yoon J, Levy ML, Crawford JR. A diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in a neonate diagnosed by MRI. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 21; 2014. PMID: 24448472; PMCID: PMC3902521.
    43. Gold JJ, Crawford JR, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Wang S, Nespeca M. The role of continuous electroencephalography in childhood encephalitis. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Apr; 50(4):318-23. PMID: 24507696.
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    44. Markant SL, Esparza LA, Sun J, Barton KL, McCoig LM, Grant GA, Crawford JR, Levy ML, Northcott PA, Shih D, Remke M, Taylor MD, Wechsler-Reya RJ. Targeting sonic hedgehog-associated medulloblastoma through inhibition of Aurora and Polo-like kinases. Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 15; 73(20):6310-22. PMID: 24067506; PMCID: PMC3800039.
    45. Rismanchi N, Crawford JR. Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia associated with pediatric brain tumor progression: a case series and review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2013 Dec; 115(3):487-91. PMID: 24048548.
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    46. Gabel BC, Levy ML, Yoon J, Crawford JR. Ring-enhancing pontine lesion in a young boy. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Sep 13; 2013. PMID: 24038297; PMCID: PMC3794280.
    47. Gabel BC, Newbury RO, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant cerebellopontine angle schwannoma in a child. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Sep 10; 2013. PMID: 24022908; PMCID: PMC3794284.
    48. Jankowski PP, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant intracranial calcification associated with new onset focal seizure. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Sep 07; 2013. PMID: 24014584; PMCID: PMC3794114.
    49. Patel RA, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Spontaneous subdural haemorrhage in a child with bilateral middle cranial fossa arachnoid cysts. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Aug 28; 2013. PMID: 23986129; PMCID: PMC3762428.
    50. Ceponiene R, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Lobar haemorrhagic mass in a young girl with neurofibromatosis type 1. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Aug 23; 2013. PMID: 23975924; PMCID: PMC3762434.
    51. Jankowski PP, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Post-traumatic basal ganglia haemorrhage in a child with primary central nervous system lymphoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jul 31; 2013. PMID: 23904430; PMCID: PMC3736561.
    52. Crawford JR, Newbury RO, Friedman JR. An unusual presentation of posterior fossa ependymoma in a child. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jul 05; 2013. PMID: 23833093; PMCID: PMC3736280.
    53. Gonda DD, Meltzer HS, Crawford JR, Hilfiker ML, Shellington DK, Peterson BM, Levy ML. Complications associated with prolonged hypertonic saline therapy in children with elevated intracranial pressure. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul; 14(6):610-20. PMID: 23823197.
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    54. Crawford JR, Newbury RO, Levy ML. An unusual posterior fossa tumour in a young child. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jun 26; 2013. PMID: 23814125; PMCID: PMC3702922.
    55. Crawford JR, Shayan K, Levy ML. Delayed presentation of diencephalic syndrome associated with leptomeningeal dissemination in a child. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jun 16; 2013. PMID: 23774711; PMCID: PMC3703014.
    56. Gold JJ, Dory CE, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Simultaneous Moyamoya disease and cervical spinal cord low-grade astrocytoma in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 May 08; 2013. PMID: 23661665; PMCID: PMC3669951.
    57. Gold JJ, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant plexiform neurofibroma causing asymptomatic cervical spinal cord compression in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Apr 25; 2013. PMID: 23625679; PMCID: PMC3645840.
    58. Crawford JR, Say D. Vitamin B12 deficiency presenting as acute ataxia. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Mar 26; 2013. PMID: 23536622; PMCID: PMC3618829.
    59. Ravikumar S, Crawford JR. Role of carbamazepine in the symptomatic treatment of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis: a case report and review of the literature. Case Rep Neurol Med. 2013; 2013:327647. PMID: 23533854; PMCID: PMC3606735.
    60. Crawford J. Childhood brain tumors. Pediatr Rev. 2013 Feb; 34(2):63-78. PMID: 23378614.
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    61. Udaka YT, Yeh-Nayre LA, Amene CS, VandenBerg SR, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Recurrent pediatric central nervous system low-grade gliomas: the role of surveillance neuroimaging in asymptomatic children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 11(2):119-26. PMID: 23157391.
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    62. Crawford JR. Postanoxic burst suppression electroencephalogram in a comatose child associated with spontaneous eyelid opening. Case Rep Crit Care. 2012; 2012:760407. PMID: 24826341; PMCID: PMC4010062.
    63. Saddawi-Konefka R, Crawford JR. Chronic viral infection and primary central nervous system malignancy. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2010 Sep; 5(3):387-403. PMID: 20387126; PMCID: PMC2914282.
    64. Crawford JR. Advances in pediatric neurovirology. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2010 Mar; 10(2):147-54. PMID: 20425240; PMCID: PMC2842560.
    65. Crawford JR, Zaninovic A, Santi M, Rushing EJ, Olsen CH, Keating RF, Vezina G, Kadom N, Packer RJ. Primary spinal cord tumors of childhood: effects of clinical presentation, radiographic features, and pathology on survival. J Neurooncol. 2009 Nov; 95(2):259-269. PMID: 19521666; PMCID: PMC2759024.
    66. Crawford JR, Santi MR, Thorarinsdottir HK, Cornelison R, Rushing EJ, Zhang H, Yao K, Jacobson S, Macdonald TJ. Detection of human herpesvirus-6 variants in pediatric brain tumors: association of viral antigen in low grade gliomas. J Clin Virol. 2009 Sep; 46(1):37-42. PMID: 19505845; PMCID: PMC2749001.
    67. Crawford JR, Santi MR, Cornelison R, Sallinen SL, Haapasalo H, MacDonald TJ. Detection of human herpesvirus-6 in adult central nervous system tumors: predominance of early and late viral antigens in glial tumors. J Neurooncol. 2009 Oct; 95(1):49-60. PMID: 19424665.
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