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Patricia Crumrine, MD

Job Title Director, EEG, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Director, Medical Epilepsy Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Director, Child Neurology Residency Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1968 Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


1971 Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital of Western Reserve University Affiliated Hospital, Cleveland, OH


1974 College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow 
  • Child Neurology Society  
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American EEG Society, Associate 
  • Pittsburgh Neuroscience Society 
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Central EEG Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Special Competence in Child Neurology


  • Secretary-Treasurer, Child Neurology Society
  • Community Service Award, United Way, Pittsburgh
  • 2000, 2005-2010 Best Doctors


  • Crumrine PK. Management of Seizures in the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Drug Therapy. Accepted for publication.
  • Glauser TA, Cnaan A, Shinnar S, Hirtz DA, Dlugos, Masur D, Clark PO, Capparelli EV, Adamson PC and Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study Group. Ethosuximide, Valproic Acid and Lamotrigine in Childhood Absence Epilepsy. N Eng J Med 2010;362:790-799.
  • Faulkner LR, Tivnan PW, Johnston MV, Aminoff MJ, Coyle PK, Crumrine PK, Dekosky ST, Jozefowicz R, Massey JM, Pascuaa RM. The ABPN maintenance of certification program for neurologists: past, present, and future. 2008, Neurology 71(8):599-604 Aug 19.
  • Kochanek PM, Vagni VA, Janesko KL, Washington CB, Crumrine PK, Garman RH, Jenkins LW, Clark RS, Homanics GE, Dixon CE, Schnermann J, Jackson EK. Adenosine A1 receptor knockout mice develop lethal status epilepticus after experimental traumatic brain injury. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 26:565-575, 2006.
  • Hirtz, D, Berg, A, Bettis, D, Camfield, C, Camfield, P, Crumrine, PK, Gaillard, WD, Schneider, S, Shinnar, S.  Practice Parameter: Treatment of the Child With A First Unprovoked Seizure. Neurology 2003: 60 (2) 166.
  • Crumrine, PK  Antiepileptic Drug Selection in Pediatric Epilepsy.  Journal of Child Neurology; February 2002; 17 (suppl 2) 2S2.
  • Crumrine, PK. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Journal of Child Neurology 2002;17:S70-75.

    View Dr. Crumrine's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

Dr. Crumrine, residency program director of Children's Child Neurology, director of EEG and director of Pediatric Epilepsy Center, specializes in epilepsy neurology and is an attending physician for the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. She sees patients at Children’s main campus in Lawrenceville.

An advocate for the neurological needs of kids, Dr. Crumrine holds leadership roles with the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the Neurology Residency Review Committee (RRC).

She is a career advisor for medical students and travels to national and international conferences to present her research on anticonvulsant drug treatment of epilepsy in children. She is a speaker at the Penny Pediatric Epilepsy Conference at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Crumrine trained in Pediatric Neurology at Columbia University in New York.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • NINDS Childhood Absence Seizures
  • NINDS Epilepsy Phenome Genome Project
Last Update
July 2, 2012
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