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Robert J. Crow, Jr., MD

Robert J. Crow, Jr., MD

Neurosurgeon / Spine Surgeon

Neurosurgery Residency

University of Massachusetts Hospital Brigham & Women’s Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Internship Surgery: 
    • Department of Surgery Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD
    • Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
    • Flight Surgeon Program, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
  • Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, M.D., Birmingham, AL
  • Graduate School: University of Alabama Graduate School Department of Biochemistry
  • Undergraduate School: University of Alabama, B.S., Tuscaloosa, AL
Hospital Affiliation
  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Charleston Surgical Hospital
  • Thomas Memorial Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • Select Specialty Hospital
Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • West Virginia State Medical Association
  • Kanawha County Medical Society

Additional Information 

Awards and Honors 
  • 1990 Officer Leadership Award, U.S. Naval Hospital, Subic Bay, Philippines
  • 1989 Officer Leadership Award, USNAS, Pensacola, Florida
  • 1983-1987 Dr. Earl Drennen Scholarship, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • 1979 Sigma Tav Delta, National English Honorary, University of Alabama
  • 1977-1982 Alumni Honors Scholarship, University of Alabama
  • 1977-1982 Men’s Honors Program, University of Alabama
  • 1977 Phi Eta Sigma, Scholastic Honorary, University of Alabama

ABNS Board Certified, June 2001

Diplomat of the NBME, July 1988

  • 1995 Cerebrovascular lab, Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; collaboration with C. S. Ogilvy, M.D.
  • 1993 Research assistant to Drs. Larry Recht and Harold Wilkinson, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Massachusetts Medical Center; glioma tissue culture and cytotoxicity assays
  • 1984-1985  Coordinated project for Dr. James Halsey, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, Alabama; post CVA cerebral blood flow
  • 1982-1983  Research assistant to Dr. Ron Hood, University of Alabama Division of Biochemistry; monoclonal antibodies to heavy metals and toxins
  • 1980-1981 Research assistant to Dr. David Baker, University of Alabama Division of Organic Chemistry, synthesis of arabinosides

July 1997 - present  Neurosurgeon, Neurological Associates, Inc.

1987-1991 United States Navy, active duty

1982-1983  Teaching assistant, Biology Department, University of Alabama

1981-1982  Specialty resins chemist, Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1980-1983  Paramedic, City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama Fire Department

1978-1980  Police dispatcher, University of Alabama Police Department and City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama Police Department

  • 1994 University of Massachusetts Medical Center Neuroscience Grand Rounds “Long term outcome of patients after meningioma resection-steroid receptor status as a prognosticator”
  • 1993 University of Massachusetts Medical Center Neuroscience Grand Rounds “XRT sensitization of the U-87 human glioma cell to chemotherapeutic agents”
  • 1985 University of Alabama Hospitals Neurology Grand Rounds “Describing post stroke CBF with Technetium-labeled red blood cells”
  • 1983 University of Alabama, Department of Biochemistry Graduate Research Presentation “In utero deposition of heavy metals--use of monoclonal antibody”           
  • 1981 University of Alabama, Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference “Novel pathways in the synthesis of complex arabinosides”

Crow, R. J. and McGillicuddy, G. T.: Spinal colloid cyst; case report and review of the literature.  In review.

Crow, R. J., Smrcka, M., and Ogilvy, C. S.: Changes in microcirculatory perfusion during ischemia and reperfusion.  In review.

Crow, R. J. and Wilkinson, H. A.: Use of intrathecal phenol for the treatment of spasticity; long term follow up of twenty-five patients.  In review.

Smrcka, M., Crow, R. J., et al.: Induced hypertension overcomes the reduced flow effect of major vessel occlusion: spatial distribution of perfusion measured by laser Doppler imaging.  Abstract accepted for the 1996 meeting of the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery.

Weaver, J. P., Crow, R. J., et al.: Extracranial ethmoid arteriovenous malformation as a cause of intracranial hemorrhage.  In review.

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