Craig A Williamson
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurology and Program Director
Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Available to mentor

Craig A Williamson
Clinical Associate Professor
  • About
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  • About

    Craig A. Williamson, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in Neurosurgery and Neurology at the University of Michigan. A native of rural Illinois, he received undergraduate training from the Honors Biology program at the University of Illinois, followed by a health policy fellowship at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. He then completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco followed by neurology training at the Harvard BWH-Mass General Neurology Residency. After completing neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2015, he has remained on the faculty and simultaneously obtained an MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the School of Public Health in 2017.

    As a neurointensivist, he is passionate about improving patient care and research for patients suffering from acute, severe illnesses of the nervous system and their sequelae. He is particularly interested in training the next generation of neurologists, neurosurgeons and intensivists, and has served as the neurocritical care fellowship director since 2017. Dr. Williamson is an active member of the Neurocritical Care Society who serves on the guidelines committee, on the Editorial Board for the journal Neurocritical Care, and as an author for Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) guidelines.

    • Fellowship in Neurocritical Care
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015
    • Residency
      Mass General Brigham at Harvard Medical School, Neurology, 2013
    • Internship
      Alameda County Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2010
    Center Memberships
    • Center Member
      Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
    • Center Member
      Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care
    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Journal Article
      Thematic Analysis of Psychosocial Stressors and Adaptive Coping Strategies Among Informal Caregivers of Patients Surviving ICU Admission for Coma.
      Hwang DY, Bannon SM, Meurer K, Kubota R, Baskaran N, Kim J, Zhang Q, Reichman M, Fishbein NS, Lichstein K, Motta M, Muehlschlegel S, Reznik ME, Jaffa MN, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fehnel CR, Tomlinson AD, Williamson CA, Vranceanu A-M, COMA-F Investigators . Neurocrit Care, 2024 Apr; 40 (2): 674 - 688. DOI:10.1007/s12028-023-01804-3
      PMID: 37523110
    • Journal Article
      Apnea Testing on Conventional Mechanical Ventilation During Brain Death Evaluation.
      Merchant RA, Ahmad SN, Haddix B, Williamson CA, Jacobs TL, Singh TD, Nguyen AM, Rajajee V. Neurocrit Care, 2024 Apr 25; DOI:10.1007/s12028-024-01990-8
      PMID: 38664328
    • Journal Article
      Vertebral and Basilar Artery Dissection in a Patient With Alport Syndrome.
      Talbot-Stetsko HK, Saleh S, Brent A, Camelo-Piragua S, Gordon D, Williamson CA. Neurohospitalist, 2023 Oct; 13 (4): 410 - 414. DOI:10.1177/19418744231175561
      PMID: 37701259
    • Journal Article
      Transcranial Color-Coded Sonography With Angle Correction As a Screening Tool for Raised Intracranial Pressure.
      Rajajee V, Soroushmehr R, Williamson CA, Najarian K, Ward K, Tiba H. Crit Care Explor, 2023 Sep; 5 (9): e0953 DOI:10.1097/CCE.0000000000000953
      PMID: 37644975
    • Journal Article
      AI-Based Decision Support System for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Survey.
      Rajaei F, Cheng S, Williamson CA, Wittrup E, Najarian K. Diagnostics (Basel), 2023 May 5; 13 (9): DOI:10.3390/diagnostics13091640
      PMID: 37175031
    • Journal Article
      An interpretable neural network for outcome prediction in traumatic brain injury.
      Minoccheri C, Williamson CA, Hemmila M, Ward K, Stein EB, Gryak J, Najarian K. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 2022 Aug 1; 22 (1): 203 DOI:10.1186/s12911-022-01953-z
      PMID: 35915430
    • Journal Article
      An interpretable neural network for outcome prediction in traumatic brain injury
      Minoccheri C, Williamson CA, Hemmila M, Ward K, Stein EB, Gryak J, Najarian K. 2022 Aug 1; DOI:10.7302/4889
    • Proceeding / Abstract / Poster
      Coping Strategies and Psychosocial Resource Needs Reported by Families of Patients Recovering from Coma in Neurointensive Care Units: Preliminary Findings from a Multicenter Qualitative Study (RP423)
      Kubota R, Meurer K, Baskaran N, Zhang Q, Bannon SM, Fishbein N, Lichstein K, Reichman M, Popok P, Lester E, Motta M, Muehlschlegel S, Reznik M, Jaffa M, Creutzfeldt C, Fehnel C, Freeman W, Williamson C, Vranceanu A-M, Hwang D. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2022 Jun; 63 (6): 1095 - 1096. DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.04.064