John Crawford 

John R Crawford  

Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Pediatrics

 

Contact Information

Biological Sciences Building, Room 3053 

Email: jrcrawford@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-822-1830

Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive #0935
La Jolla, CA 92093-0935


Dr. Crawford graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1997 with an M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, then earned his MD from the same institution in 2001. He completed his residency in pediatrics in 2003 at USC/Los Angeles County hospital.

In 2006 he completed a pediatric neurology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following his fellowship, Dr. Crawford was awarded the NIH K12 Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award, where he completed 3 years of clinical and basic science training in neuro-oncology. He joined the UC San Diego faculty as Assistant Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics in 2009.

Dr. Crawford serves as director of pediatric neuro-oncology and oversees the fellowship program in pediatric neurology.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, and United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties: Neuro-Oncology.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, American Association of Cancer Research, Associate Member of Children’s Oncology Group, Society for Neuro-Oncology, and Professors of Child Neurology.

Watch a video with Dr. Crawford on advances in research and treatment for pediatric brain tumors.

Dr. Crawford’s research focuses on the neurobiology of pediatric brain tumors. More specifically, he is interested in both neuroimmunological and neurovirological mechanisms of tumor development, progression, and potential treatment.

He is interested in the interplay between neuro-tropic viruses (Human Herpesvirus and Human Cytomegalovirus in particular) and brain tumors. These neurotropic viruses have been detected in a variety of pediatric and adult brain tumors and he has previously shown the glial-tropic features of HHV-6 in pediatric brain tumors and am interested in studying the biological effects of viral infection on glial cells and glial tumor development.

In addition to known genetic predisposing features that govern neuro-oncogenesis, neurotropic viruses may play an important epigenenic regulatory phenomenon that may both influence protein expression as well as modulation of brain tumor growth and metastasis. Dr. Crawford is interested in both direct neurovirulent effects on brain tumor growth, as well as the immune dysregulation that allows neurotropic viruses to propogate in both children and adults with CNS tumors.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Research Articles

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 Mar 6. doi: 10.1097.

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. pii: bcr2017219501. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-219501.

Chen DY, Levy ML, Crawford JR Spontaneous Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in aChild with Multiply Recurrent Posterior Fossa Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Dec 7;2016.

Aghajan, Y; Levy, ML; Newbur RO; Crawford, JR Disseminated pilomyxoid astrocytoma in infancy with novel MUTYH mutation BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Oct 26;2016. pii: bcr2016217764. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-217764

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. pii: bcr2016217370. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-217370.

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. pii: bcr2016217189.

Singh AR, Joshi S, Zulcic M, Alcaraz M, Garlich JR, Morales GA, Cho YJ, Bao L, Levy ML, Newbury R, Malicki D, Messer K, Crawford J, Durden DL. PI-3K Inhibitors Preferentially Target CD15+ Cancer Stem Cell Population in SHH Driven Medulloblastoma.PLoS One. 2016 Mar 3;11(3):e0150836

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. pii: bcr2015214170. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-214170.

Pei Y, Liu KW, Wang J, Garancher A, Tao R, Esparza LA, Maier DL, Udaka YT, Murad N, Morrissy S, Seker-Cin H, Brabetz S, Qi L, Kogiso M, Schubert S, Olson JM, Cho YJ, Li XN, Crawford JR, Levy ML, Kool M, Pfister SM, Taylor MD, Wechsler-Reya RJ. HDAC and PI3K Antagonists Cooperate to Inhibit Growth of MYC-Driven Medulloblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2016 Mar 14;29(3):311-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2016.02.011.

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. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25913. Epub 2016 Feb 3.

Wong V, Pavlick D, Brennan T, Yelensky R, Crawford J, Ross JS, Miller VA, Malicki D, Stephens PJ, Ali SM, Ahn H Evaluation of a congenital infantile fibrosarcoma by comprehensive genomic profiling reveals an LMNA-NTRK1 gene fusion responsive to crizotinib JNCI J Natl Cancer Inst 2016 108(1):djv307

Crawford JR, Levy ML.Medulloblastoma with myogenic differentiation: a rare medulloblastoma variant in a young child. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Aug 21;2015. pii: bcr2015212322. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-212322.

Mishal N, Arkilo D, Tang J, Crawford JR, and Wang S A Potential Role for Felbamate in mTOR-Activated Epilepsy Syndromes Case Rep Neurol Med. 2015;2015:960746.

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. doi: 10.3171/2015.8.PEDS15191

Crawford JR Levy ML Medulloblastoma with Myogenic Differentiation: A Rare Medulloblastoma Variant in a Young Child 2015 BMJ Case Rep (in press)

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. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.07.015. Epub 2015 Jul 14.

Chen DY Crawford JR Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in an Adolescent Previously Treated with Surgical Resection of Third Ventricular Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma 2015 BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jun 25;2015. pii: bcr2015209343. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-209343.

Chen DY, Aristizabal P, Crawford JR Preoperative cerebellar mutism syndrome with delayed diagnosis of juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Sep;53(3):266-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.06.001. Epub 2015 Jun 9

Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Crawford JR, Nespeca MN, Wang SG. Neurologic outcomes after presumed childhood encephalitis Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Sep;53(3):200-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.05.017. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PMID: 26220354

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. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.03.054. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

Rismanchi N, Gold JJ, Sattar S, Glaser C, Sheriff H, Proudfoot J, Mower A, Crawford JR, Nespeca MN, Wang SW. Epilepsy after resolution of presumed childhood encephalitis Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Jul;53(1):65-72. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.03.016. Epub 2015 Mar 24

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. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.02.024. Epub 2015 Feb 28.

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. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.12.026. Epub 2014 Dec 18

Fogal V, BabicI, Chao Y, Pastorino S, Mukthavaram R, Jiang P, Cho YC, 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.

Wong V, Lefloch N, Crawford JR Fatal Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage in a Young Boy with Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Medulloblastoma on High Dose Dexamethasone Case Rep Pediatr 2014 (in press)

Rao K, Shayan K, Levy ML. Crawford JR Giant Pericallosal Lipoma Associated with Epilepsy and Chronic Headaches in a Child BMJ Case Rep

Rao KI, Levy ML, Crawford JR Giant Suprasellar Arachnoid Cyst Presenting with Precocious Puberty BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Aug 19;2014. pii: bcr2014205750

Brun S, Esparza LA, Garcia G, Terry D, Huang J-M, Pavlyukov MS , Li X-N, Grant G, Crawford JR, Levy M, Conway EM, Smith L, Nakano I, Wang Q, Wechsler-Reya RJ Survivin as a therapeutic target in Sonic hedgehog-driven medulloblastoma Oncogene 2014 (in press)

Rao KI, Malicki DM, Crawford JR Primary Intraventricular Central Nervous System Rhabdomyosarcoma Ped Neurol 2014 (in press)

Yoon J, Martin A, Malicki D, Newbury R, Crawford J Case of the Month: An Unusual Spinal Cord Tumor in a 16 Month Old Child. Brain Pathol 2014 (in press)

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

Qaddoumi I, Kocak M, Atmaram SP, Armstrong GT, Wetmore C, Crawford JR, Lin T, Boyett JM, Kun LE, Boop FA, Merchant TE, Ellison DW, Gajjar A, Broniscer A Phase II Trial of Erlotinib during and after Radiotherapy in Children with Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Gliomas. Front Oncol 2014 Apr 1;4:67

Nomura N, Pastorino S, Gymnopoulos M, Pengfe J, Lambert G, Crawford JR, Piccioni D, Juarez T, Pingle SC, Makale M, Kesari S Prostate specific membrane antigen expression in primary gliomas and breast cancer brain metastasis. Cancer Cell Int 2014 Mar 20;14(1):26

Kool M, Jones DT, Jager N, Northcott AP, Pugh TJ... Crawford JR et al. Genome Sequencing of SHH Medulloblastoma Predicts Age-Dependent Response to Smoothened-Inhibition Cancer Cell. 2014 Mar 17;25(3):393-405

Gabel B, Yoon J, Crawford JR Clinical Isolated Syndrome Mimicking Focal Brainstem Glioma in a Child. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Mar 10;2014

Gabel B, Yoon J, Levy ML, Crawford JR. A Rare Case of a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in a Neonate Diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jan 21;2014

Jeffrey J Gold, John R Crawford, Carol Glaser, Heather Sheriff, Sonya Wang and Mark Nespeca The role of continuous EEG in childhood encephalitis. Ped Neurol 2014;50:318-23

Qaddoumi I, Kocak M, Atmaram SP, Armstrong GT, Wetmore C, Crawford JR, Lin T, Boyett JM, Kun LE, Boop FA, Merchant TE, Ellison DW, Gajjar A, Broniscer A. Phase II Trial of Erlotinib during and after Radiotherapy in Children with Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Gliomas Front Oncol 2014 Apr 1;4:67

NA Chuang, JM Yoon, RO Newbury, Crawford JR. Glioblastoma Multiforme Arising from Dysembroplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor in a Child in the Absence of Therapy. 2013 J Pediatr Hemat Oncol

Rismanchi N, Crawford JR. Bilateral Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia associated with Pediatric High Grade Glioma Progression: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. J Neuroonc 2013;115:487-491

Hartman L, Crawford J, Makale M, Milburn M Shweta J, Salazar A Hasenauer B MacDonald T, Durden D. Phase II Trials of Poly-ICLC in the Management of Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Pediatric Brain Tumors 2012 J Pediatr Hemat Oncol

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;15:6310-6322.

Gabel B, Yoon J, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Ring Enhancing Pontine Lesion in a Young Boy BMJ Case Rep 2013 2013 Sep 10;2013. doi:pii: bcr-2013-201253

Jankowski P, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant Intracranial Calcification Associated with New Onset Focal Seizure 2013 BMJ Case Rep

Gabel B, Newbury RO, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant Cerebellopontine Angle Schwannoma in a Child BMJ Case Rep 2013 Sep 10;2013. doi:pii: bcr-2013-201253

Patel R, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Spontaneous Subdural Haemorrhage in a Child with Middle Cranial Fossa Arachnoid Cyst BMJ Case Rep 2013 Aug 28;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013200802

Ceponene R, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Lobar haemorrhagic mass in a young girl with neurofibromatosis type 1 BMJ Case Rep 2013 Aug 23;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013200565.

Jankowski P, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Post Traumatic Basal Ganglia Haemorrhage in Child with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma 2013 BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jul 31;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013200025

Crawford, JR and Friedman, J. An Unusual Presentation of Posterior Fossa Ependymoma in a Child Neurology BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jul 5;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013010267.

Crawford JR, Newbury RO, Levy ML. An Unusual Posterior Fossa Tumor in a Young Child BMJ Case Reports 2013 Jun 26;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013010158.

Crawford JR, Shayan K, Levy ML. Delayed Presentation of Diencephalic Syndrome in a Child BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jun 16;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013010265.

Udaka T, Shayan K, Yeh-Nayre L, Levy M, Chuang N Crawford JR. Atypical Presentation of Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor in a Child Case Rep Oncol Med 2013;2013:815923

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.

Dy M, Leshner RL, Crawford JR. An Unusual Case of Recurrent Guillain Barre Syndrome of a Different Subtype Five Years Post Initial Presentation Case Rep Neurol Med 2013;2013:356157. doi: 10.1155/2013/356157

Gold JJ, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Giant Plexiform Neurofibroma Associated with Aymptomatic Cervical Spinal Cord Compression in a Child with Neurofibromatosis type 1 BMJ Case Rep 2013 Apr 25;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013009799

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 (in press)

Crawford JR,. Say D Vitamin B12 Deficiency Presenting as Acute Ataxia BMJ Case Rep 2013 Mar 26;2013. doi:pii: bcr2013008840

Ravikumar S Crawford JR. Role of Carbamazepine in the Symptomatic Treatment of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature Case Rep Neurol Med 2013 ;2013:327647

John R Crawford. Pediatric Brain Tumors Pediatr Rev. 2013 Feb;34(2):63-78

Gold JJ and Crawford JR. Acute Hemiparesis in a Child as a Presenting Symptom of Hemispheric Cerebral Proliferative Angiopathy Case Rep Neurol Med 2013;2013:327647

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;11:119-126.

Crawford JR. Postanoxic Burst Suppression Electroencephalogram in a Comatose Child Associated with Spontaneous Eyelid Opening, Case Rep Crit Care Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 760407

Gold JJ and Crawford JR. An Unusual Cause of Pediatric Stroke Secondary to Congenital Basilar Artery Fenestration Case Rep Crit Care Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 627972

Amene CS, Yeh-Nayre LA, Crawford JR. Secondary glioblastoma multiforme in a child with disseminated juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma.Case Rep Oncol Med. 2012; 290905. doi: 10.1155/2012/290905. Epub 2012 Nov 19

Amene CS, Yeh-Nayre LA, Crawford JR. Isolated Sensorineural Hearing Loss as Initial Presentation of Recurrent Medulloblastoma: Neuroimaging and Audiologic Correlates.
Clin Neuroradiol. 2012 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]

LA Yeh-Nayre, DM Malicki, DN Vinocur, JR Crawford. Medulloblastoma with Excessive Nodularity: Radiographic and Pathologic Correlates Case Rep Radiol. 2012;2012:310359

Amene, C, Yeh-Nayre, LA, Dory, CE , Crawford, JR. Incidental MRI Findings of Acute Gadolinium Hypersensitivity Case Rep Neurol 2012;4:68-70.

Elbabaa SK, Gokden M, Crawford JR, Kesari S, Saad AG. Radiation-Associated Meningiomas in Children: Clinical, Pathological, and Cytogenetic Characteristics with a Critical Review of the Literature J Neurosurg Pediatr 2012;10:281-290.

Harbert MJ, Yeh-Nayre LA, O’Halloran HS, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Unrecognized Visual Field Deficits in Children with Primary Central Nervous System Brain Tumors J Neurooncol. 2012 May;107(3):545-9. Epub 2011 Dec 4.

Capers KN, Turnacioglu S, Leshner RT, Crawford JR. Antiretroviral Therapy-Associated Acute Motor and Sensory Axonal Neuropathy Case Rep Neurol 2011;3:1-6.

Lyle CA, Malicki,D, Senac MO, Levy ML, Crawford JR. Congenital Giant Intramedullary Spinal Cord Schwannoma Neurology 2010;75:152

John R Crawford, Advances in Pediatric Neurovirology. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep Rep 2010 ;10:47-154

Yao K, Crawford JR, Komaroff AL, Ablashi DV, Jacobson S. Review part 2: Human herpesvirus-6 in central nervous system disease. J Med Virol 2010;10:1669-1678

Robert Saddawi-Konefka and John R Crawford. Chronic Viral Infection in Central Nervous System Malignancy. J Neuroimmune Therap 2010;5:387-403

Crawford JR, Chang T, Lavenstein BL, Mariani B. Acute and Chronic Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Human Herpesvirus-6 Associated Encephalitis. J Ped Neurol 2009 7:367-373

Crawford JR, Zaninovic A, Santi MR, Rushing EJ, Olson 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 Neuro-Onc 2009 95:259-269

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 Neuro-Onc 2009 95: 49-60

Crawford JR, Santi MR, Thorarinsdottir HK, Cornelison R, Rushing EJ, Zhang H, 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 46:37-42.

John R Crawford: Hemi-aguesia as an Initial Presentation of Demyelinating Disease in an Adolescent Patient. Case report. The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2009 Volume 11 Number 2

Crawford JR, Rood BR, Rossi CT, Vezina G. Medulloblastoma Associated with Novel PTCH Mutation as Primary Manifestation of Gorlin Syndrome. Neurology 2009 72:1618.

John R. Crawford, Tobey J. MacDonald, and Roger J. Packer. Medulloblastoma of Childhood: New Biologic Advances. Lancet Neurology 2007; 6:1073-1085

J.R. Crawford, M.R. Santi,G. Vezina et al. CNS germ cell tumor (CNSGCT) of childhood: presentation and delayed diagnosis. Neurology. 2007; 68:1668-73

John R Crawford, Nadja Kadom, Brian Mariani et al. Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) Rhombencephalitis in Immunocompetent Children. J Child Neurol 2007 22: 1260-1268

J.R. Crawford, N. Kadom: Images in Neurology: Giant Tumefactive Perivascular Spaces Associated with Pediatric Hemiplegic Migraine. The Internet Journal of Neurology. 2007. Volume 7 Number 2.

John R Crawford and Bruce S Jacobson. Extracellular Calcium Regulates HeLa Cell Morphology During Adhesion to Gelatin: Role of Translocation and Phosphorylation of Cytosolic Phospholipase A2 Mol Biol Cell 1998; 9: 3429-3443

Review Articles

JR Crawford, TJ. MacDonald, and RJ Packer Medulloblastoma of Childhood: New Biologic Advances. Lancet Neurology 2007; 6:1073-1085

Crawford JR Advances in pediatric neurovirology. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2010 Mar;10(2):147-54.

Saddawi-Konefka R, Crawford JR. Chronic Viral Infection and Primary Central Nervous System Malignancy. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. 2010;5:387-403.

Yao K, Crawford JR, Komaroff AL, Ablashi DV, Jacobson S Review part 2: Human herpesvirus-6 in central nervous system disease. J Med Virol 2010;10:1669-1678

JR Crawford Childhood Brain Tumors Pediatr Rev. 2013 Feb;34(2):63-78.

Books and Book Chapters

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Reeves A, Abbasifard S, Altimimi M Pediatric Neurosurgery: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Hong D, Reeves A Pediatric Neurosurgery: Slit Ventricle Syndrome 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Reeves A Pediatric Neurosurgery: Endoscopic Cerebellar Medulloblastoma 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Reeves A, Abbasifard S, Pediatric Neurosurgery: Brainstem Glioma 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Reeves A, Abbasifard S, Pediatric Neurosurgery: Hypothalamic Hamartoma 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Reeves A, Altimimi M Pediatric Neurosurgery: Pilocytic Astrocytoma 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

Levy ML, Crawford JR, Altimimi M Pediatric Neurosurgery: Spasticity 100 Case Reviews in Neurosurgery Raul Jandial Ed. Elsevier 2015

John R Crawford: HHV-6 and Cancer, HUMAN HERPESVIRUS-6A & 6B, A clinical Diagnostic Handbook, Third Edition, Louis Flammand Ed. Academic Press/Elsevier.

Chaizo Amene, Michael Levy, John R Crawford: Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment, Pediatric Cancer, edited by M.A. Hayat, Springer Publishing (in press)

Courtey Lyle and John Crawford: Neurodiagnostic Principles, Tumors of the Central Nervous System edited by Robert F Keating, James Tait Goodrich, Roger J. Packer, 2nd Edition, Thieme New York

Aaron Boes and John Crawford: Rady Children’s Hospital/University of California Pediatric Residency Survival Guide: Chapter Child Neurology 2010

John R Crawford and Bhajwan Moorjani: An Update on Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) Medlink Neurology 2007

John R Crawford and Bhajwan Moorjani: Shaken Baby Syndrome Medlink Neurology 2006

John R Crawford Chapter: 10 Brain Stem Glioma Pediatric Neurology for the Oral Boards: A Case-Based Review, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2006

John R Crawford and Bhajwan Moorjani: Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) Medlink Neurology 2006

John R Crawford: Chapter 27 Piloctyic Astrocytoma Pediatric Neurology for the Oral Boards: A Case-Based Review, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2006

John R Crawford: Chapter 30: Acute Disseminated Myelitis/Transverse Myelitis Pediatric Neurology for the Oral Boards: A Case-Based Review, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2006

2016 Senior Faculty Teaching Award Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego
2016 Mitchell Thorp Foundation Pillar of Hope Award
2016 “Top Child Neurologist” San Diego Magazine
2015 “Top Child Neurologist” San Diego Magazine
2015 Leonard Tow Humanism Award in Medicine Nominee
2015 Senior Faculty Teaching Award Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego
2014 Junior Faculty Teaching Award Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
2013 Rady Children’s Hospital CARES Award for Clinical Care
2013 Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Neurosciences, UC San Diego
2010 National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine Recipient University of California San Diego
2007 Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Young Investigator Scholarship Award Recipient
2006 J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Scholar
2006 Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award (NSADA) K12 NIH Award
2004 Child Neurology TOP Scholar Epilepsy Award Recipient
1994 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member
1989 Eagle Scout Boy Scouts of America