J. Stuart Crutchfield, M.D., FACS

Specializes in brain, spinal, and peripheral nerve surgery. Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

722 Clinic Drive
Tyler, TX 75701

Phone: (903) 531-9901

Place & DOB:

Boulder, Colorado. December 9, 1961


Baylor University (Summa Cum Laude graduate)
1980 – 1984
Degree: BS

Medical Education
Baylor College of Medicine
1984 – 1988
Degree: MD (Honors Graduate)

General Surgery – Baylor College of Medicine
1988 – 1989

Residence / Fellowship
Neurosurgery – Baylor College of Medicine
1989 – 1994


State of Texas, 1989
State of Tennessee, 1994 – 1999

Board Certification:

American Board of Neurological Surgery
May, 1997


  • Dean’s Distinguished List for Academic Achievement (1980-1984)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Baylor University (1984)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Baylor College of Medicine (1988)

Memberships on Hospital Staffs:

  • Mother Frances Hospital
  • East Texas Medical Center
  • Tyler Rehabilitation Hospital

Membership in Medical Societies:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Smith County Medical Society


  1. “Evaluation of a Fiberoptic Intracranial Pressure Monitor” Crutchfield, J.S., Narayan, R.K., Robertson,C.S., Michael, L.H., Journal of Neurosurgery 72: 482- 487, 1990.
  2. “Response to a Letter from Dr. Miller: Fiberoptic Pressure Monitor” Crutchfield, J.S., Narayan, R.K., Journal of Neurosurgery 73:642, 1990.
  3. “On Spinal Osteochondromas” Albrecht, S., Crutchfield, J.S., SeGall, G.K., Journal of Neurosurgery 77:247-252, 1992.
  4. “Postoperative Mutism in Neurosurgery” Crutchfield, J.S., Sawaya, R., Meyers, C.A. Journal of Neurosurgery. 81:115 – 121, 1994.
  5. “Pressures in Different Inracranial Compartments as recorded with Fiberoptic Device” Crutchfield, J.S., Narayan, R.K., Robertson, C.S., Michael, L.H., Grossman, R.G.: Presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 1988.
  6. “Cranial Nerves” Presented at The Cookville Medical Community, Cookeville, Tennessee. 1995.
  7. “Initial Management and Evaluation of Head Injuries” Crutchfield, J.S., Neuroscience Center, 1996.
  8. “Overview of Cervical Spine Surgeries for Therapists; What Are the Mechanical and Architectural effects of Surgery?” East Texas District of Texas Physical Therapy Association. Tyler, Texas. September 14, 1996.
  9. “Introduction to Stereotaxy” Presented at East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas. 1996.
  10. “Stealth Navigation” Presented at Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas. 1998.
  11. “Head Injuries” Presented at Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas. 1998.
    Family / Personal Information:

Family/Personal Information:

Married, Kay Crutchfield
One daughter, Ashley, and one son, Andrew

Definition of Neurosurgery:

The Board approved the following revised definition on Neurological Surgery, as submitted by the Joint Socio-Economic Committee at its December 1982 meeting:

Neurosurgery is the medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system, including their supporting structures, i.e., the spine and vascular supply, i.e., carotid and vertebral arteries; the evaluation and treatment of other pathological processes which modify nervous system function; the modification of the activity of the nervous system including the hypophysis and the management involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of a patient utilizing all modalities in medicine.

The primary focus of my practice at this time is emphasis on the aggressive and comprehensive interdisciplinary team management of spine disorders. My personal goal is to continue caring for patients with neurosurgical disease, to continue clinical research, and ultimately to fulfill God’s design for my life.

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