Robert Wade Crow

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Assistant Professor, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
School of Medicine

B.S., Emory University, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, 1998

M.D, University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine, 2002

Internship: Transitional Year, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 2003

Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2006

Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Moran Eye Institute at the University of Utah, 2007

Phone: Appointments (949) 824-2020; Academic Office (949) 824-7944

University of California, Irvine
850 Health Sciences Rd.
Mail Code: 4375
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Giant Cell Arteritis, Temporal Arteritis, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Pseudotumor Cerebri, Optic Neuritis, Cranial Nerve Palsies, Grave’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis
Academic Distinctions
2013 Best of LA 2013 - Ophthalmology
2012 UC Irvine 2012 "Heroes in Healthcare" Finalist
2012 Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Service
2011 Nomination for the Stanley van den Noort & Elliot Frohman Mentoring Award
2007 Clinical Instructor of the Year: Utah Physician Assistant Program
1998 - 2002 McKibben Distinguished Scholar Award (Scholarship awarded by the USC School of Medicine)
1999 Awarded the Baxter Fellowship for summer research in Orthopedics
1997 Emory University
1995 Freshman Chemistry Award for Outstanding Performance in Organic Chemistry Presented by CRC Press and Emory University 1995


2011 Visual Consequences of iPad Use Study (on-going)
2006 University of Texas Southwestern Alumni Day Project: Comparative Analysis of Corpora Amylacea Found in Ocular Melanoma and Trauma. R. Wade Crow, MD, R. Nick Hogan, MD, PhD.
2005 University of Texas Southwestern Alumni Day Project: Immunohistochemical Evaluation of Retinoblastoma. R. Wade Crow, MD, Sara Harley, MBS, R. Nick Hogan, MD, PhD.
1999 Baxter Fellowship: Pre and post-operative evaluation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the Department of Orthopedics
1994 Undergraduate work in oxidative stress and sell aging at UCLA


Member of the Board of Directors for the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art 2009 – Current
Liu TS, Crow RW, Bilateral Idiopathic Optic Neuritis in Pregnancy,Semin Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan;28(1):46-9
Crow RW, Katz BJ, Warner JE, Alder SC, Zhang K, Schulman S, Digre KB. February 2009 Giant cell arteritis and mortality. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.64(3):365-9.

Zhu Z, Stevenson D, Schechter JE, Mircheff AK, Crow RW, Atkinson R, Ritter T, Bose S, Trousdale MD. May 2003 Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor gene expression suppresses lacrimal gland immunopathology in a rabbit model of autoimmune dacryoadenitis. Cornea. 22(4):343-51.

Crow RW, Levin LB, LaBree L, Rubin R, Feldon SE. February 2003
Sweep visual evoked potential evaluation of contrast sensitivity in Alzheimer's dementia. Invest Ophthalmology
Professional Societies
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society (NANOS)
Southern California Neuro-Ophthalmological Society (SCANOS)
Research Center
The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
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