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Eileen Crawford

Eileen Crawford, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Eileen Crawford, M.D. , first came to the University of Michigan for specialized fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. She returned to her home state of Delaware after completing her training, where she worked as a community-based orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. She thoroughly enjoyed caring for the local high school and collegiate athletic teams and developed an affinity for treating young athletes. The emphasis on education, cutting-edge research, and idea-sharing among colleagues that she had experienced at the University of Michigan ultimately drew her back to Ann Arbor. She is excited to join her mentors in the Sports Medicine department at the University of Michigan, while also developing a pediatric sports medicine niche within the group.

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 of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Shoulder and knee disorders
  • Pediatric sports injuries
  • Sports-related fractures
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee
  • General sports-related injuries

Research Interests:

  • 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”

Selected Publications:

Crawford EA, Young LJ, Bedi A and Wojtys EM. “The Effects of Delays in Diagnosis and Surgical Reconstruction of ACL Tears in Skeletally Immature Individuals on Subsequent Meniscal and Chondral Injury.” Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2017 Feb; [epub ahead of print]

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.

MedSport Locations

Ann Arbor Domino's Farms
4008 Ave Maria Dr
Lobby A, Suite 1000
Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

Ann Arbor Ice Cube
2121 Oak Valley Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Brighton Center for Specialty Care
7500 Challis Rd, Brighton MI 48116

Northville Health Center
39901 Traditions Drive
Suite 110
Northville, MI 48168