Veterans Medical Advisor



                                          About Dr. Bash

Dr. Bash is a veteran of

Since 1986, Dr. Craig Bash has specialized in neuroimaging medical diagnosis through radiological imaging, Veterans medical benefits, second opinions, and independent medical evaluations (IMEs) for disabled veterans. An IME from Dr. Bash will correctly state the crucial information for filing claims or appeals with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, and other disability programs.


Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).

Graduate of the Military Medical School (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences [USUHS]).

Associate Professor at USUHS.

Master of Business from Golden Gate University. a two-year master's in business qualifies his comments on the full range of diagnoses as related to employment or unemployment and other occupational matters.

Board certified radiology specialist (multi-organ).

Subspecialty fellowship training (3 years) in neuroradiology, two years of which were conducted at the National Institutes of Health in the Experimental Neuroimaging Section of the Laboratory of Radiology Research. Certified as a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

Wide-ranging experience as an expert witness in both civilian and military courts, including testifying in VA courts of appeal.

Past Deputy Director of Medical Services for the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Active researcher at the National Institutes of Health.

Author of more than 20 articles for peer-reviewed publications.

Professional medical committee member (served on multiple committees).

Lecturure for medical students and resident physicians.

Special Certifications

Senior Member American Society of Neuroradiology, 1995 (Member #10747).

Board Certified Diagnostic Radiology, 1990.

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987.

Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland (# MD 0043471-02).


Past VA-Accredited Service Organization Representative

Paralyzed Veterans of America (1996-1999)

Disabled American Veterans (2001-2006)

Medical License

Maryland Board of Medical Examiners, # D43471 (Active).

California Quality Assurance, # G65427 (Inactive).


      2005 - 2007 Board member PVA Education Foundation

      1998 - 2002 Member : Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (ACIPC).

      1990 - 1992 Member : Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (IHS) JCAHO preparation team.

      1996 - present Director of Research : Shapiro Spinal Cord Research foundation.

      1996 - 2007 Consultant : PVA Clinical Practice Guidelines Consortium (Spinal Cord Injury).

      1997 - 2007 Member : Steering Committee : PVA Clinical Practice Guidelines Council (Multiple Sclerosis).

Dr. Bash is a busy Washington, D.C. physician so please be persistent in contacting him. He is willing to help veterans, but be aware that time with him is precious. Do all you can to preserve and make useful the time he can give to your case.


Craig N. Bash M.D., M.B.A. -- Associate professor -- Call 925-381-7561


Craig N. Bash M.D., M.B.A.

Neuro-Radiologist and Associate Professor

Uniformed Services School of Medicine


4938 Hampden Lane
Bethesda, Md 20814

Cell/Text 925-381-7561
Fax 301-951-9106