Eileen Crawford, M.D.
- Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Dr. Crawford is a graduate of Princeton University, where she was a national champion in Women’s Lightweight Rowing. This experience allows her to understand the goals of the competitive athlete in recovering from injury. She understands that patients have varying needs during the recovery process, so she believes that one of her most important tasks is to listen to her patients’ concerns and develop a strategy that works well for each individual. In addition to the care she will provide for the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University athletic teams, she has volunteered as a team medical provider for the U.S. Rowing Team.
Dr. Crawford currently lives with her family, including her two young daughters, in her husband’s hometown of Chelsea. She plans to grow her general and pediatric sports medicine practice at Mott Children’s Hospital, MedSport Domino’s Farms, and within the West Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Brighton communities.
Department:Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Shoulder and knee disorders
- Pediatric sports injuries
- Sports-related fractures
- Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee
- General sports-related injuries
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries, including treatment and prevention
- Sports-related shoulder injuries, including treatment and prevention
- Pediatric athletic injuries involving the shoulder and knee
Education and Training:
- Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
- Residency: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Orthopaedic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
- Fellowship: University of Michigan Health System, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI
- Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery
- 2013 DeForest Willard Award for Outstanding Performance as an Orthopaedic Senior Resident
- 2012–2013 American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader
- 2007 Raymond T. Morrissy Research Award for Best E-poster at Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting: “Steroid-induced Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral head in Children: Early results of Endoscopic Decompression with Bone-grafting and Stabilization”
VandenBerg C, Crawford EA, Sibilsky Enselman E, Robbins CB, Wojtys EM, and Bedi A. Restricted Hip Rotation Is Correlated with an Increased Risk for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury.” Arthroscopy 2017 Feb;33(2):317–325
Crawford EA, Whiteside D, Deneweth JM, Ross JR, Bedi A and Goulet GC. “In Vivo Hip Morphology and Kinematics in Elite Baseball Pitchers.” Arthroscopy 2016 May;32(5):798–805
Crawford EA and Wojtys EM. Brace Considerations for Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries of the Knee. In: GC Fanelli (Ed.) Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Practical Guide to Management, 2nd Edition. Springer, Switzerland; 2015, Chapter 26, pp. 321–327.
Crawford EA, Franklin CCD, Spiegel DA, Baldwin KB. Pediatric Orthopedics. In: S. Namdari, SG Pill, S Mehta (Eds.) Orthopedic Secrets: 4th Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia; 2014, Chapter 6, pp. 145-219.