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Christopher McCrum, M.D.
Christopher McCrum, M.D.

Christopher McCrum, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • ACL Surgery


Christopher McCrum, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine for the knee, lower leg, and shoulder. 

Dr. McCrum earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Los Angeles County Hospital and Keck Medical Center at the University of Southern California, during which he served as Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.   

He then received advanced training in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine with internationally recognized sports medicine experts through a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also served in a leadership role as Administrative Fellow. During this time, he served as a sports medicine physician and was part of the care team that treated athletes from the University of Pittsburgh (NCAA Division 1), the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL). 

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017. 

Dr. McCrum specializes in the care of active individuals, including pediatric athletes, elite and professional athletes, masters athletes, weekend warriors, and all patients looking to improve their mobility and function.  

He has published a variety of academic articles, delivered scores of presentations domestically and internationally, and contributed to several textbooks. His research interests include joint preservation and cartilage replacement, stem cells, shoulder and knee surgery, and return-to-play outcomes in elite athletes. He is also a reviewer for several orthopaedic publications, including the Journal of Arthroscopy

Dr. McCrum belongs to multiple national and international organizations, including: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; the Arthroscopy Association of North America; and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2016-2017), Sports Medicine
  • Residency - University of Southern California/Los Angeles Medical Center (2011-2016), Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2007-2011)
Honors & Awards
  • Crile Research Fellowship Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine 2009
  • Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery LAC+USC Medical Center 2015-2016
  • Administrative Fellow University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowship 2016-2017
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Cartilage Restoration
  • ACL Surgery
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries, Tears, & Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation, Injury, & Instability
  • Complex Shoulder Stabilization (Open or Arthroscopic)
  • Patellar Dislocation and Instability
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (UCL)
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery (Hip, Knee, Shoulder)

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