Investiture Ceremony Program for Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD

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Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD received his B.A. from

Binghamton University (Psychology/ Philosophy),

M.D. from Yale University, and Ph.D. in

neuroscience from Boston University. He

graduated from Yale cum laude and was inducted

into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor

society. He completed medical internship at Yale-

New Haven Hospital, and neurology residency at

the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Howard

Hughes Medical Institute Physician Post-Doctoral

Fellow in Molecular Neuroscience at the

University of Pennsylvania with clinical training in

epilepsy. He is board certified in neurology by the

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and electroencephalography by the

American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Dr. Crino joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at University of

Pennsylvania in 1997, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004. He

served as Director of the PENN Epilepsy Center from 2007 to 2012. Dr. Crino directed

the UPENN Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Program from 1998-2012. He joined the

neurology faculty at Temple University School of Medicine in 2012 as Professor where

he served as Vice Chair for Research and Director of the Temple Comprehensive

Epilepsy Center. In addition, he was Deputy Director of the Shriners Hospital Pediatric

Research Center. Dr. Crino came to University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2016

as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Crino served as President of the Philadelphia Neurological Society (2015-2016) and

was a member of the editorial board of the Annals of Neurology (2016-2019). He is

currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Alliance

and Chair of the Research and Training Council at the American Epilepsy Society. Dr.

Crino was co-founder of Cognizance Biomarkers, LLC, (2006) a biotech start-up

company. He is co-Inventor on four U.S. patents.

Dr. Crino has received multiple awards, such as the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein

Award in Neuroscience (1999), the Fritz Dreifuss Award for Translational Research in

Epilepsy from the American Epilepsy Society (2016), and the Jacob Javits Neuroscience

Research Award (2021) from the NINDS.

In 2019, Dr. Crino received funding from the state of Maryland to direct the Clinical

Center for Adults with Neuro-Developmental Disorders (CCAND). Dr. Crino also directs

the nationally recognized Tuberous Saclerosis Complex Center of Excellence in


Dr. Crino’s laboratory has maintained a continuously NIH-funded research program

studying altered brain development associated with epilepsy, intellectual disability, and

autism for the past 22 years. He is currently Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on 4

NIH grants. He has authored over 170 published papers, reviews, and book chapters, and

has given over 100 invited national and international presentations. Dr. Crino is married

to the Honorable Jeanne Covert and they share 5 children Jennifer, Steven, Elizabeth,

Caroline, and Jack.


Evan Bertrand

Grateful Patient


Mary Pooton

Associate Dean for Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Anthony Lehman, MD, MSPH

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

University of Maryland School of Medicine


E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and

Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine


E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA


Richard L. Taylor, MD & Kathryn A. Taylor



Camilo A. Gutierrez, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Neurology Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Program Director, Epilepsy Fellowship

University of Maryland School of Medicine

John R. Pollard, MD

Director, Christiana Care Epilepsy Center

Adjunct Associate Professor

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA


Peter B. Crino, MD, PhD

The Dr. Richard and Kathryn Taylor Endowed Professor of Neurology


Anthony Lehman, MD, MSPH


he first endowed professorships were established more than

500 years ago with the creation of the Lady Margaret chairs

in divinity at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The

original endowed chairs were sponsored by Lady Margaret,

countess of Richmond, and grandmother of Henry VIII in 1502.

Subsequently, private individuals began making financial contributions

to establish other endowed professorships and chairs such as the

Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, which Sir Isaac Newton held beginning

in 1669. Professor Stephen Hawking, the internationally renowned

physicist and recipient of the 2010 US Medal of Freedom, was another

prominent holder of this endowed chair.

The honor associated with appointment to an endowed position has

remained unchanged for the last 500 years and is recognized as one of

the highest tributes that an academic institution can bestow upon its

most distinguished faculty. These endowed professorships and chairs

continue to reward exceptional scholars uninterrupted to the present


The Office of Development is charged with securing private gifts to

ensure the School’s tradition of excellence is sustained through robust

research, clinical, and educational programs and initiatives. The

University of Maryland School of Medicine is fortunate to have nearly

85 endowed chairs & professorships in various stages of completion

and held by esteemed faculty members.



Dr. Richard and Kathryn Taylor both

grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland. Mrs.

Taylor is a 1971 graduate of the

University System of Maryland’s

Frostburg State University, becoming an

artist and art teacher. After finishing his

undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins

University and graduating with Phi Beta

Kappa honors, Dr. Taylor then continued

all his professional education and training

at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

While attending the School of Medicine,

he was enrolled in the very first group of students participating in the

School’s then newly established Combined Accelerated Program in

Psychiatry (CAPP), graduating in 1975 with honors. The next year, along

with his brother Ronald (class of 1973), the Drs. Taylor opened a new,

freestanding “whole body” CT scanning operation in Towson, the first of it’s

kind in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area (and just the twelfth one in

the world).

Dr. Taylor completed his neurology residency as Chief Resident in the

School’s Department of Neurology in 1978. Prior to his retirement, Dr.

Taylor served as Chief of Neurology at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

and Chief of Neurophysiology/EEG at several other Baltimore community

hospitals. He also engaged in numerous formal clinical studies, resulting in

his authoring more than a dozen published journal articles.

Despite establishing and working at his busy group practice, Dr. Taylor has

continued his consistent volunteer involvement at UMB, including regular

medical student teaching sessions as an Adjunct Professor of Neurology,

active participation in the Medical Alumni Association (serving as its 125th

President) and many years of membership on the Dean’s Board of Visitors as

well as the UMB Foundation Board. Along with the other Taylor family

members who have also proudly graduated from the UM School of Medicine,

Dr. & Mrs. Taylor’s previous charitable support over the years has included

endowments for the Taylor Lectureship in Neuropsychiatry, the Medical

Alumni Association Presidency, Leadership Hall, and the School’s renovated

freshman lecture room area now called Taylor Lecture Hall.


Evan Bertrand studies Music

Performance at Washington Adventist

University, with piano as his primary

instrument, and tuba as his secondary.

Evan has Autism and Epilepsy. Shortly

after his Autism diagnosis at age two, a

series of routine tests at Hopkins revealed

a Chiari Type I and Syrinx which was

corrected by Dr. Ben Carson. He

attended Anne Arundel County Public

Schools throughout the elementary years,

and Hannah More School for his middle

and high school years. Following Hannah More, Evan studied music at Anne

Arundel Community College for two years. During that time, Evan was

featured in a documentary called, In the Light. In the Light has been shown

at film festivals across the country. The film focuses on the power of music

in the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

While Evan’s path has been one of many health challenges, he has also

celebrated many incredible victories and accomplishments. This is Evan’s

final semester at WAU – he leaves having just received the Department Chair

Award, and the love and acceptance of his fellow classmates and musicians.

He has accepted an internship at Potenza Music as a Staff Engraver, and will

occupy a Tuba Chair with the Rockville Concert Band.

Evan is so delighted to have Dr. Crino as his Neurologist. A true blessing to

have found him. But he is most excited that Dr. Crino is a fellow tubist and a

great lover of music!

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