Matthew D. Crawford, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine
Matt Crawford, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, and elbow in both adults and children, in addition to general orthopedics. He has office locations in Central and North Austin.
Dr. Crawford grew up in North Carolina and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He played soccer at UNC, served as a team captain, and won both an ACC and NCAA Championship. He was also named a 1st Team Academic All-American and received the Patterson Medal for UNC’s most outstanding student-athlete. After college, he played professional soccer with Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids before a series of injuries and surgeries led him to medical school.
Dr. Crawford graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.
He has served as a staff physician with many high school and NCAA athletic teams, including Duke basketball, soccer, volleyball, and football. He is also a team doctor for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, traveling around the world to provide care for some of the world’s top athletes. His personal experience with injury, surgery, and rehab while playing professional soccer provides perspective and motivation to help patients return to whatever their passion may be.
Dr. Crawford is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, Texas Medical Association, and Travis County Medical Society.
Dr. Crawford lives in Austin with his wife and son and enjoys hiking, biking, outdoor activities and spending time with his family.