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Dr. Glen Crawford Retires After 12 Years at AOSM

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has officially announced the retirement of Dr. Glen Crawford, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in trauma and fracture care. Dr. Crawford has provided exceptional care to the Seacoast community since he joined the team at Atlantic Orthopaedics in 2011. He has been awarded the prestigious “Volunteer Surgeon of the Year Award” in recognition of his extensive volunteer work, and was named a Top Orthopedic Surgeon by New Hampshire Magazine in 2022.

“Dr. Crawford had a steadfast commitment to bettering the lives of his patients, whether here on the Seacoast or abroad. His volunteer work in Haiti, Tanzania and beyond is inspirational. We are excited to follow and support his continued mission trips through the Greater Newburyport Bura Alliance,” says Matt Lane, Executive Director at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

In a letter to his patients, Dr. Crawford wrote: “Looking back, I am filled with immense gratitude for the trust and confidence you have placed in me. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of your health journey. While this decision comes with a heavy heart, it also brings an opportunity for you to continue receiving excellent care. Though I will miss seeing you at the clinic, I leave knowing that you are in good hands. Thank you for the privilege of being your doctor. I wish you continued health and happiness.”

Dr. Crawford partially credits his experience as a carpenter for fostering the skills that led him to pursue orthopedic surgery. Shortly after graduating from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Crawford and his wife, Dr. Abkowitz Crawford, founded a volunteer project to train surgeons in developing nations. In the years since, they have traveled to Bhutan, Vietnam, South Africa, and Tanzania, often with their three children in tow. The Crawfords have been instrumental in providing instruction and introducing new technology to a medical center in Tanzania that they have returned to almost every year. 

The team at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine extends their deepest gratitude to Dr. Crawford for his dedication and the exceptional patient care he provided during his 12 years with us. We wish him all the best as he embarks on this new chapter of life.

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