Crawford Spine Center

  • Cervical Spine Clinic

    The Cervical Spine Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to treating children and young adults with rare and complex cervical spine conditions using innovative surgical techniques and the latest technology.

    The clinic takes advantage of the depth and breadth of experience and expertise of our surgeons to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to caring for children with even the most complex syndromic disorders.

    Conditions Treated

    Providing a Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach

    The Cervical Spine Clinic cares for children with even the most complex syndromic disorders.

    • Bone and soft tissue malformations
    • Charge deletion syndrome
    • Chondrodysplasia punctata
    • Congenital cervical spine anomalies
    • Hurlers Syndrome
    • Intramedullary Tumors
    • Klippel Feil Syndrome
    • Larson's Disease
    • Morquio syndrome
    • Neurofibromatosis 1
    • Os Odontoideum

    Meet the Team

    Orthopaedics: Viral Jain, MD
    Neurosurgery: Francesco Mangano, DO

    Otolaryngology: Ravi Elluru, MD, PhD
    Neuro Anesthesia: John McAuliffe III, MD
    Neurophysiology: C. Dean Kurth, MD
    Interventional Radiology: Blaise Jones, MD
    Neuroradiology: James Leach, MD
    Pulmonary Medicine: Gary McPhail, MD
    Rehabilitation Medicine: Douglas Kinnett, MD

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    Larson Syndrome


    The patient's cervical disorder was found before neurologic deterioration and treated with one operation to decompress and fuse the spine from the front and the back of the neck.

  • We're One of the Best

    Cincinnati Children’s was ranked No. 3 in the 2013-14 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report. We were nationally ranked in all 10 subspecialty categories.
    U.S. News & World Report ranks us No. 4 in the nation for orthopaedics and No. 4 in the nation for neurology & neurosurgery.Rankings