Learn more about Dr. Renn Crichlow

Renn was a proud member of the Canadian National Canoe Team from 1985 until 1996. He earned the honor of representing Canada in the Olympic Games in 1988 in Seoul, 1992 in Barcelona and 1996 in Atlanta.  Meanwhile, he started medical school at Harvard in the summer of 1994. He was recognized for all his accomplishments in 2001 when he was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. 

In 1999, Renn continued his training in Boston as an Intern in general surgery at Beth-Isreal Deaconess Medical Center and completed his training at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic residency in 2004. Over his ten years of medical education, he came to realize his passion for orthopedic trauma and elected to study fracture care at the highest level. He moved to Baltimore where he completed a fellowship (an additional year of training post-residency) in Orthopaedic Trauma at R Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland.   

Since starting at OrthoIndy, Dr. Crichlow has married, started a family and retired the canoe paddle in exchange for new loves. He avidly enjoys wakeboarding, paddle boarding, traveling and spending time with his wife and children. Dr. Crichlow is also an AO Trauma instructor and enjoys the opportunity to teach residents and fellows across the country. Additionally, he traveled with the IndyCar series to provide orthopedic trauma care to drivers and their teams. 


  • Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor Award (2014-2017)
  • World Champion in Kayak Singles in 1991