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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.


Atypical Molecular Features of Pediatric Tectal Glioma: A Single Institutional Series.
Yakir MJ, Elster JD, Paul MR, Khanna PC, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Brainstem stroke in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and triple antiphospholipid antibody profile.
Zolyan A, Crawford JR

Delayed diagnosis of diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumour in a young child presenting with communicating hydrocephalus.
Kumar N, Nael A, Sato M, Crawford JR

Central sleep apnoea as an initial presentation of a posterior fossa juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma.
Ho C, Paul MR, Levy M, Crawford JR

Unusual radiographic presentation of methotrexate-induced leukoencephalopathy involving the internal capsule.
Zolyan A, Crawford JR

Unusual neuroimaging features in a patient with chromosome 11q14.1-11q23.2 deletion.
Ho C, Lai HA, Crawford JR

Intracerebral haemorrhage as an initial manifestation of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in a paediatric patient.
Ho C, Lo YY, Crawford JR

Pituitary stalk calcification as the earliest neuroradiographic feature of craniopharyngioma in a child.
Adams JW, Law A, Levy M, Crawford JR

Unusual suprasellar vascular malformation mimicking a tumour in a girl presenting with subacute vision loss.
Adams JW, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Coincident pineocytoma and probable brainstem glioma in a child with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Adams JW, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Ganglioglioma with novel molecular features presenting in a child with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome.
Adams JW, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Rare simultaneous occurrence of a ganglioglioma and diffuse astrocytoma with distinct molecular features in a teenager with neurofibromatosis type 1.
Kim Y, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Intramedullary spinal cord and intraventricular astrocytoma of varied pathology and molecular features in a teenager.
Lo YY, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Burkitt lymphoma of the cavernous sinus presenting with acute onset third nerve palsy.
Sun S, Levy DM, Levy M, Crawford JR

Unusual low-grade neuroepithelial tumour with novel PDGFRA mutation.
Lo YY, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Long-term survival of a child with a high-grade glioma with novel molecular features.
Adams JW, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Psychiatric presentation of a secondary high-grade glioma in a teenager with high-risk pre-B-cell acute lymphoid leukaemia in remission.
Sun S, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Low-grade glioma with novel mutations in KRAS and PMS2 in an adolescent with Down syndrome.
Adams JW, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Rare intracranial EWSR1-rearranged myxoid mesenchymal tumour in a teenager.
Adams JW, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Rare orbital apex spindle cell proliferation presenting with subacute blindness in a child.
Kim Y, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

Atypical presentation of large intracranial epidermoid tumour in a child.
Chuang EG, Malicki D, Levy M, Crawford JR

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

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