Curriculum Vitae

Renn J. Crichlow, M.D.

OFFICE ADDRESS                           OrthoIndy

                                                        8450 Northwest Blvd

                                                        Indianapolis, Indiana 46278

                                                        (317) 802-2000; (317) 338-2292 (fax)





FELLOWSHIP:                                  R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center

                                                         Baltimore, MD

                                                        Orthopaedic Traumatology



RESIDENCY:                                    Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Residency

                                                         Boston, MA

                                                         Orthopaedic Surgery


·       Elected Member (2 terms), Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital Executive Committee on Training and Education (ECOTE)

·       Volunteer Member, Partners Education Committee

·       Resident member, Orthopaedics Core Curriculum Committee

·       Member, Residency Web Site Design Committee

·       Resident Interview Day Presenter/Co-coordinator


INTERNSHIP:                                   Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center

                                                        Boston, MA

                                                        General Surgery



MEDICAL SCHOOL:                        Harvard Medical School

                                                         Boston, MA

                                                        1994-1999 – M.D.

·       Elected Moderator, Graduation Day Ceremonies 1999

UNDERGRADUATE   :                    Simon Fraser University

                                                       Vancouver, Canada

                                                       1989-1994 – B.S. Applied Science

·       Honor Roll 89-94

·       PetroCanada Legacy Fund Scholarship

·       Dean’s Graduation Medal Finalist

·       Senate Undergraduate Scholarship

·       Kinesiology Faculty Prize

·       Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence




  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Step 2         Passed 07/2008
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Step 1         Passed 07/2004
  • USMLE Step 3                                                                  Passed 06/2000
  • USMLE Step 2                                                                  Passed 08/1998
  • USMLE Step 1                                                                  Passed 06/1997



Complications of Anterior Subcutaneous Internal Fixation for Unstable Pelvis Fractures: A Mutlicenter Study. Symposium: Disruptions of the Pelvic Ring: An Update. Vaidya R, Kubiak EN, Bergin PF, Dombroski DF, Crichlow RJ, Sethi A,  Starr AJ. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 470(8): August 2012


The Authors Respond. Letter to the editor. Crichlow, RJ. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: 24(10): 95-97, October 2010


Appropriateness of Patient Transfer With Associated Orthopaedic Injuries to a Level I Trauma Center. Crichlow RJ, Zeni A, Reveal G, Kuhl M,  Heisler J, Kaehr D, Vijay P, Musapatika DL. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 24(6):331-335, June 2010.


Complications associated with the posterolateral approach for pilon fractures. Bhattacharryya T, Crichlow RJ, Gobezie RG, Vrahas MS. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2006 Feb;20(2):104-7


Depression in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: Prevalence and Severity. Crichlow RJ, Andres PL, Morrison SM, Haley SM, Vrahas MS. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2006 Sept;88-A(9) : 1927-1933


Depression in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients. Crichlow RJ, Vrahas MS. AO Dialogue 2006 ; 3/06: 17-18


An evidence based review of Glucosamine conducted by the Natural Standard research -Collaboration. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine 2005: Vol 3 ; Iss. 1, Article 1.


“Chapter 6: Bone Physiology”, Concepts in Medical Physiology, 2005, Seifter J, Ratner A, Sloane D Eds.


Hecht AC, Scott DL, Crichlow R, Hornicek FJ, Pedlow FX. “Metastatic Disease”, The Adult and Pediatric Spine, 2003, 3rd Edition Frymoyer JW, Wiesel SW Eds.


Guest editorial, Toronto Star (circulation 450,000), 7/10/2002, “Steroids are Ruining Baseball”


American Osteopathic Postgraduate Seminar 2013 Trauma Symposium Presentations: 

(1)Pelvic Fractures: Treat or Transfer.     

(2) Novel Positioning for Lower Extremity Nailing

AAOS Paper Presentation 2012:  Indications and Outcomes of Anterior Subcutaneous Fixator (InFIx) in Pelvis Fractures: A Multicenter Study. Vaidya R, Kubiak E, Bergin PF, Dombrowski DG, Crichlow RJ, Sethi A, Starr AJ. 

AAOS Poster Presentation 2012:  Outcomes of Conservative Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries, Crichlow RJ, Davis JJ, Scheid DK, Watts M, Stone M, Musapatika, MS

AAOS Poster Presentation 2011: Appropriateness of Patient Transfer with Associated Orthopaedic Injuries to a Level-I Trauma Center.      Renn Crichlow, MD; Amer Zeni, MD; Greg Reveal, MD; Mitch Kuhl, DO; Jason Heisler, DO; David Kaehr, MD;Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD; Dana Musapatika, MS, MSc

AAOS Poster Presentation 2009: Outcomes in Intramedullary Nailing and Locked Internal Fixation of Supracondylar Femur Fractures, Renn J Crichlow, MD, David M Kaehr, MD, Timothy G Weber, MD,  Chelsie Baughman, Elizabeth McCarty, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD, Amer Zeni, MD


OTA Podium Presentation 2008: Appropriateness of Patient Transfer with Associated Orthopedic Injuries to Level-I Trauma Center, Renn J. Crichlow, MD, Amer Zeni, MD, Greg Reveal, MD, Mitch Kuhl, MD, Jason Heisler, DO, David Kaehr, MD, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD


OTA Poster Presentation 2008: The effect of Piriformis versus Tronchanteric Portal on Hip Muscle Strength. A randomized Prospective Study. Timothy G Weber MD, Renn J Crichlow MD, David S. Brokaw, Gregory Dikos, Marcus Stone, Tabitha Williams, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD


OTA Poster Presentation 2007: Conservative Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries, Crichlow RJ, Davis JJ, Scheid DK, Watts M, Stone M.


AAOS Specialty Day Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, Podium Presentation, 2006: “Depression in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: Prevalence and Severity.”


Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Poster Presentation 2006: “Immediate Operative Stabilization of Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries at Time of Emergent Exploratory Laparotomy: A Series of  36 cases”  Crichlow RJ, Nascone J,  Sciadini M, Graf K, Turen C, Scalea TM


Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Podium Presentation 2005: “Immediate Operative Stabilization of Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries at Time of Emergent Exploratory Laparotomy: A Series of  36 cases” Crichlow RJ, Nascone J,  Sciadini M, Graf K, Turen C, Scalea TM


AAOS Poster Presentation 2004: “Tibial Pilon Fractures Treated via Posterolateral Approach” Crichlow RJ, Vrahas MS, Gobezie RG, Ponce B.


AAOS Poster Presentation 2004: “Nonunion of the tibia with posterolateral approach and ORIF” Crichlow RJ, Vrahas MS, Ponce B, Gobezie RG.



Member Military Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC)

·       METRC is a collaboration between 13 Core Orthopaedic Trauma Centers including Maryland Shock Trauma, Harborview, Parkland, Tampa, Johns Hopkins, Carolinas Medical Center and others around the country

·       This consortium has received greater than 60 million dollars in grants to study high energy lower extremity trauma

·       Member Steering Committee 2009-2013

·       PI for METRC primary core clinical site at Methodist Hospital 2009-2013

·       PI for METRC Satellite Center St Vincent’s Indianapolis 2013-present

·       Member FIXIT protocol committee

o   FIXIT: A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators or Internal Fixation with Intramedullary Nails or Plates.

·       Previous Member TCCI  protocol committee

o   Improving Activity and Quality of Life Following Lower Extremity Trauma: The Trauma Collaborative Care Intervention

Biomechanical Analysis of Augmented Plate Fixation for the Treatment of Vertical Shear Pauwels III Femoral Neck Fractures.

·       Biomechanical analysis of novel method of femoral neck fixation

·       Manuscript in review at JOT


Clinical prediction of Non-Union by Trauma Surgeons

·       Paper to examine ability of surgeons to predict non union in their own patients


Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)


Diplomat American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery  (ABOS)


Member Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)


Member American Medical Association (AMA)


Member Indiana Orthopaedic Society (IOS)


Member Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA)


AO Faculty Member (Instructor)

·       Instructor at Annual Fellows Cadaveric Course

·       Instructor Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Course

·       Instructor Basic and Advanced courses


Member International Council of Motorsport Sciences



 Consultant Medtronic 2012

     Re-imbursed for instructional video for Aquamantis device

AO North America Faculty and Speaker 2006-present

     Multiple AO Courses

     Reimbursed for expenses and paid Per-Diem

Speaker Stryker Orthopaedics 2008-2010

     Reimbursed for travel expenses

Consultant Aquamantis Technology 2008-2009

      Re-imbursed for presentations to sales force

Consultant QFx Technologies 2008

      Paid advisor on novel external fixator system for damage control orthopaedics



 Member IndyCar Safety Team, 2011 – present

      Assist in on track rescue and evaluation of injured drivers, assist in post crash evaluation at infield care center

Member State of Florida, Department of Health Trauma Center Approval Team

     Survey Committee Member  2011- 2012

     4 surveys completed


Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  2006-present (Pelvis and Tibia Sections)

      68+ papers reviewed


Reviewer, Journal of Trauma, Infection and Critical Care.  2010-present

      7 papers reviewed


Reviewer, Orthopaedics.  2013-present

     1 papers reviewed 

Secretary OrthoIndy Board of Directors. 2010-present

     Elected by physicians of OrthoIndy to ensure smooth running of the practice with  over 70 physicians and over 750 



Member OrthoIndy Finance Committee. 2006-present

     Volounteer member of committee overseeing finances of group with $125 in gross revenue


Orthopedic Section Chair St Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, 2013-present

     Elected Orthopaedic Department Chair

     Involved in Peer Review, Orthopaedic Unit Operations


Member St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Trauma Program Operational Performance Committee, 2013-present

     Ensure delivery of trauma within the center meets ACS Standards


Member Methodist Hospital Trauma Program Operational Performance Committee, 2009-2013

      Ensure delivery of trauma within the center meets ACS Standards


Member Methodist Hospital Trauma Peer review Committee, 2009-2013

      Ensure maintenance of ACS Level 1 certification



·       2005 – Present full time trauma practice, Private Practice Model

·       Average 500 cases yearly

·       Complex pelvis, polytrauma, peri-articular fractures

·       5-7 in house call nights per month 2005 - 2013



Canadian Olympic Canoe Team, 1985-1996

Team Member

·       World Champion & Gold Medal, 1991 Kayak Singles Paris, France

·       Olympic Games Team: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996

·       World Championships: Silver Medal 1993 – Copenhagen, Denmark; Bronze Medal 1995- Duisburg Germany;      

         Bronze Medal 1987 – Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Jr.)

·       Silver Medal, Goodwill Games 1994; St. Petersburg, Russia

·       16 Canadian Senior Singles Titles


Canadian Olympic Association Board of Directors, 1999-2001

Represented athletes of all sports to the Olympic Association Board


Canadian Olympic Association Athletes Council, 1997-2001

Elected Vice Chair (2 terms)

·       represented the athletes of canoeing to Executive Committee

·       oversaw implementation of athlete centered model of sport governance

·       instituted standards relating to team and athlete selection


International Olympic Committee World Anti-Doping Conference, 1999

      Canadian Athlete Representative to the conference that created the World Anti-Doping Agency


International Canoe Federation Athletes Committee, 1991 – 1993

      Elected Member, represented English speaking athletes to ICF board members


Esteem Team Speakers Bureau & Athletes Motivating Excellence Speakers Bureau, 1989-1993

      Member of Speakers Bureau, which spoke to school, aged children about “Fair Play” and self-worth


Federal Fair Play Commission, 1991 & Spirit of Sport Foundation Representative, 1992-1996

      Selected by Federal  Fitness and Amateur Sport Department to promote “Fair Play”, “Drug Free Sport” and the value       

      of sport to Canadian society



·       ST. Vincent Caring Angel Award 2013

·       Indianapolis Monthly 2013: Top Orthopaedic Surgeons

·       Indianapolis Monthly 2012: Top Orthopaedic Surgeons

·       Indianapolis Monthly 2011: Top Orthopaedic Surgeons

·       US News and World Report: Top Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011

·       Indianapolis Monthly 2010: Top Orthopaedic Surgeons

·       Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association Jacqueline Perry Award, 2006

·       Elected Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, 2001

·       Elected Canadian Amateur Hall of Fame, 1992

·       Harry Jerome National Achievement Award, 1992

·       Elected Nepean Wall of Fame, 1987

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