R. Webster Crowley
R. Webster Crowley

R. Webster Crowley, MD, is the newest faculty member of the Department of Neurosurgery, joining in April 2016 as an assistant professor after several years as a member of the neurosurgical faculty at the University of Virginia. A board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, Crowley has close to 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His research interests include stroke, aneurysm treatment and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Crowley's clinical practice focuses on arteriovenous malformations, brain tumors, carotid artery disease, cerebral (brain or intracranial) aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, hemangioblastomas, ischemic stroke, pseudotumor cerebri, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke).

Crowley completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in 1998, where he played football under legendary coach Hayden Fry. He received his medical doctorate at The George Washington University School of Medicine in 2005. Crowley completed his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Virginia, during which he also performed a fellowship at Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Following completion of his residency, he completed an endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute in 2013.


MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine
Neurosurgery residency, University of Virginia
Neurosurgery fellowship, Auckland City Hospital
Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute

Research Areas

Stroke, aneurysm treatment and subarachnoid hemorrhage