12 Nov Dr. John Crawford Named President of Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
NASHVILLE – John Crawford, MD, has taken the position as President of the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, the state’s professional organization for orthopeadic surgeons.
His goals during his leadership of TOS include “utilizing the social network of our members to influence state legislators and administration in governmental matters that prove critical to othorpaedic surgeons across the state.” Such legislation includes focusing on the opioid crisis, balance billing, control of ancillary musculoskeletal services and payer regulation among others.
Dr. Crawford states that he hopes to “increase member engagement and input to our lobbyist and to remind our members that most of the advocacy work that pays direct dividends to us or takes control away from us is done at the State, not the at the Federal level. ”
Aside from uniting orthopaedic surgeons on the hill, Dr. Crawford strives to “build a community of Tennessee Orthopaedic Surgeons who can study, discuss, and disseminate best practices in the delivery of orthopaedic care, whether it is in clinical or business domains.”
John Crawford, MD graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Crawford earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Following medical school, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he was the Harrelson Award winner. Dr. Crawford then stayed on at Duke to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.
After serving for seven years at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Crawford joined KOC in 2008 as a pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic specialist. His special interests include deformities of the extremities and spine, fractures in children and adolescents, minimally invasive advancements in surgery, and athletic injuries of the hip and knee.
A member of several professional medical societies, Dr. Crawford’s affiliations include the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Crawford has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and is a national speaker on scoliosis and circular external fixation.
In addition to his work at KOC, Dr. Crawford also enjoys developing apps for medical practices and patients. He believes technology is key to improving the healthcare customer experience and the viability of private practices.
Dr. Crawford and his wife Staci, a native to Knoxville and a Webb School graduate, have three children.