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Neuro-Oncology, Neurology


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Board Certifications

Neuro-Oncology, Neurology




Dr. John Crawford is director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He is also a professor of clinical neurosciences and pediatrics; director of the pediatric neuro-oncology fellowship program; and director of pediatric neuro-oncology clinical research at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Master's of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology before earning his medical degree from the same institution. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at the University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Hospital. He continued his medical education with a pediatric neurology fellowship at Children's National Medical Center at George Washington University. During this time, he was awarded the NIH K12 Neurological Sciences Academic Development Award and completed three years of clinical and basic science training in neuro-oncology.

Dr. Crawford is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology with special qualification in child neurology and by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in neuro-oncology.

He is member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, American Association of Cancer Research and an associate member of Children's Oncology Group, Society for Neuro-Oncology and Professors of Child Neurology.

Dr. Crawford's research interest is neuroimmunological and neurovirological mechanisms of tumor development, progression and potential treatment.


Recurrence of unusual dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour with novel molecular features presenting 10 years after gross total resection.
Jell C, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Novel KRAS mutation in an unusual tectal low-grade glioma.
Wulfovich S, Tucker S, Levy M, Crawford JR

Rare presentation of juvenile xanthogranuloma in the posterior fossa of a toddler.
Yang J, Newbury R, Levy M, Crawford JR

Rare case of extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as a middle cranial fossa tumour.
Yang J, Newbury R, Malicki D, Crawford JR

Rare case of BRAF V600E mutant anaplastic pleomorphic xanthroastrocytoma in a 5-year survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Yang JH, Tucker SM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Incidental cerebellar dermoid cyst mimicking low grade glioma in a teenager.
Wulfovich S, Tucker S, Levy M, Crawford JR

Unusual case of occipital lobe dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour with GNAi1-BRAF fusion.
Yang JH, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Low-grade glioneuronal tumour with novel molecular features associated with unusual partial epilepsy in a child.
Lo YY, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Atypical central neurocytoma with aggressive features in a child.
Sun S, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Mimicking Tumor Recurrence in a Patient With Multiply Recurrent Neuroblastoma.
Nguyen L, Crawford JR

Unusual extradural chordoma in an adolescent presenting with lumbar radiculopathy.
Chau L, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Novel cavernous sinus TSC2/JAK3 mutant hemangioendothelioma in a teenager.
Sun S, Shayan K, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Rare gain of chromosome 5 in a supratentorial hemispheric paediatric pilomyxoid astrocytoma.
Pehlivan KC, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

TPM3-NTRK1 fusion in a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma presenting with haemorrhage in a child.
Pehlivan KC, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Pediatric Paraneoplastic Necrotizing Encephalitis Associated With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Nguyen L, Crawford JR

Unusual KRAS missense mutation (p.E63K) in patient with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma of the tectum.
Chau LQ, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Atypical anaplastic astrocytoma with unique molecular features and diffuse leptomeningeal spread in a child with long-term survival.
Aghajan Y, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Unusual high-grade and low-grade glioma in an infant with PPP1CB-ALK gene fusion.
Ng A, Levy ML, Malicki DM, Crawford JR

Atypical central neurocytoma with novel EWSR1-ATF1 fusion and MUTYH mutation detected by next-generation sequencing.
Aghajan Y, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Levator palpebrae superioris nuclear palsy in a child with artery of Percheron infarction.
Chau LQ, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in pediatric neuro-oncology: a single institutional experience.
Aghajan Y, Grover I, Gorsi H, Tumblin M, Crawford JR

A novel KIF5B-ALK fusion in a child with an atypical central nervous system inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour.
Maruggi M, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Pineoblastoma in a child with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Nguyen L, Crawford JR

Novel KRIT1/CCM1 heterozygous nonsense mutation (c.715 C>T) associated with cerebral and cerebellar cavernous malformations in a paediatric patient.
Chen DY, Crawford JR

Severe vincristine-induced polyneuropathy in a teenager with anaplastic medulloblastoma and undiagnosed Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Aghajan Y, Yoon JM, Crawford JR

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