Dennis C Crawford M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of Sports Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at Oregon Health & Sciences University, in Portland Oregon. He maintains a full-time clinical practice focused on surgical repair and replacement of cartilage, articular and ligamentous soft tissue injury (e.g., rotator cuff, ACL tears, Osteochondritis Dissecans) around the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Crawford received his medical training at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts where he received a doctorate (PhD) in Biochemistry and his medical degree (MD). This was followed by an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island before 2 years of additional Orthopedic Fellowship training. Initially an Orthopedic Trauma & Fracture fellowship at Brown University Hospitals in 2000, and subsequently an Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder fellowship at University of California San Francisco in 2001.
Dr. Crawford has published over 50 scholarly articles related to best practices surrounding knee and shoulder sports medicine surgery and cartilage repair. He is, or has been, the lead Principal Investigator on multiple national FDA regulated clinical trials related to cartilage surgery and maintains a particular interest in new frontiers for cartilage repair and tissue regeneration. He is founding member of the MOCA (Metrics of OsteoChondral Allograft) study group, an active member of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Oregon Athletic Association Medical Aspects of Sports Committee. He also enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor explorations of the US Pacific Northwest including Stand Up Paddle surfing.