Richard L. Crownover, M.D. Radiation Oncologist
- Areas of Expertise
- Cancer Care
- Breast Cancer Care
- Radiation Oncology Care
- Bone Cancer Care
- Provides Second Opinion
- Patient Types
- Children and Adolescents
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Primary Appointment Location
Radiation Oncology Center
4130 Shuffield Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
- Appointment Phone Number
- (501) 664-4568
New and Returning Patients
About Dr. Crownover
Dr. Richard L. Crownover sees patients in the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center and specializes in the treatment of gynecological cancers, breast cancer and sarcoma.
Dr. Crownover's Areas of Expertise
The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at UAMS is Arkansas’ most comprehensive cancer treatment and research facility.
Breast Cancer Care (Part of Cancer Care)
The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts.
Radiation Oncology Care (Part of Cancer Care)
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Dr. Crownover's Academic Background
Known for his innovative development of a tracking system to deliver radiosurgery to moving targets within the body, Crownover most recently served as professor and Radiation Oncology Residency Program director at the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Mays Cancer Center.
Prior to joining Mays Cancer Center, he was the first director of the Regional Cancer Center at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, and director of the CyberKnife Program and chief of Breast and Musculoskeletal Tumor Services in Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.
After earning his medical degree and doctorate in physics from Duke University, Crownover remained to complete his internship at the Duke University Medical Center. He then completed his residency at the University of California San Francisco, where he served as chief resident.
Crownover is a highly sought after lecturer both nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous book chapters and academic journal articles. His clinical research interests include medical applications of advanced technology including robotics, stereotactic body radiotherapy, high-dose-rate brachytherapy and surface-image guidance, among other areas.
He is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Society of Breast Disease, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Connective Tissue Oncology Society, and Society of Neuro-Oncology, among others.
- Radiation Oncology