Our Physicians

John J. Crawford, M.D.

Pediatric & Adolescent Specialist


As a medical student, Dr. Jay Crawford knew that he was destined for a career as an orthopaedic surgeon because of his interest in sports, logic, problem-solving, and biomechanics. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Crawford earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. Following medical school, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, where he was the Harrelson Award winner. Dr. Crawford then stayed on at Duke to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

After serving for seven years at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Crawford joined KOC in 2008 as a pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic specialist. His special interests include deformities of the extremities and spine, fractures in children and adolescents, minimally invasive advancements in surgery, and athletic injuries of the hip and knee.

A member of several professional medical societies, Dr. Crawford's affiliations include the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Crawford has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and is a national speaker on scoliosis and circular external fixation.

In addition to his work at KOC, Dr. Crawford also enjoys developing apps for medical practices and patients. He believes technology is key to improving the healthcare customer experience and the viability of private practices.

Dr. Crawford and his wife Staci, a native Knoxvillian and Webb School graduate, have three children. 


Dr. Crawford Recognized by Children's Hospital

Dr. Crawford was recognized by East Tennessee Children's Hospital in December 2011 as the physician who received the most compliments during the previous year. The comments are a compilation received from all sources, including Press Ganey, emails, phone calls, letters and comment cards.

Contact Information

Office Info KOC: 865-558-4400
Appointments: 865-558-4444
Office Location

Old Weisgarber Road
North Knoxville Medical Center Physicians Plaza

Administrative Assistant

865-558-4412 or internal ext 4412

NURSE 865-410-7893 or internal ext 4434

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  • B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN


  • Transitional Internship, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2008

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, Piedmont Orthopedic Society

Orthopaedic Specialty

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery