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Acclaimed Spine Surgeon Publishes Autobiography

Alvin Crawford, MD, founder of the Crawford Spine Center at Cincinnati Children’s and professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has published an autobiography entitled, The Bone Doctor’s Concerto (University of Cincinnati Press).

In 1964, Crawford was the first African American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Through his career he helped thousands of children, authored and co-authored numerous clinical research studies, and became a noted authority on scoliosis correction techniques. He retired in 2006 after serving as director of orthopaedic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s for 29 years.

The celebrated spine surgeon was named a Great Living Cincinnatian in 2014.

Read more in this feature article from Cincinnati Magazine