Renn J. Crichlow, MD
Renn J. Crichlow, MD Renn J. Crichlow, MD

Renn J. Crichlow, MD

4.85 stars


  • Broken Bone / Trauma
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hip
  • Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement


(Fax: 317.917.4190)

Dr. Renn Crichlow

Dr. Crichlow received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA after receiving a degree in kinesiology from Simon Frasier University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Following his medical degree, he completed an internship in general surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Dr. Crichlow fulfilled an orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Program, which is based in the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston. He pursued his subspecialty training in orthopedic traumatology at the world-renowned Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Crichlow was a member of the Canadian Olympic Canoe Team and participated in the Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. In 1991, Dr. Crichlow was the World Champion in Kayak Singles; he holds multiple other World Championships and World Cup medals.

Dr. Crichlow’s research interests include pelvic fractures in multiple injury patients and the psychological effects of traumatic injuries.

Practice focus:

  • Trauma
  • Hip
  • General Orthopedics


Undergraduate School

Simon Frasier University

Medical School

Harvard Medical School


Harvard Combined Orthopaedics Program at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals


Shock-Trauma Center

Awards and Recognition

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2014 - 2022)

World Champion in Kayak Singles in 1991


Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.85 out of 5 (154 Ratings, 71 Comments)

5 stars
Nov 18, 2022
Dr. Renn Crichlow was excellent. He listened to my complaints and addressed my problems. A plan was formulated to deal with my knee pain, and I will only return to see Dr. Crichlow if physical therapy doesn't provide relief for the IT Band Syndrome. Dr. Crichlow's PA could be bit more friendly. She was a little stern. Competent, but too stern.
5 stars
Nov 18, 2022
I have always loved ortho Indy since I first initially broke my ankle. Dr. Crichlow and his team have always done their absolute best to take the best care of their patients!! I always recommend ortho Indy to everyone when applicable!!
5 stars
Nov 18, 2022
Outstanding crew