Dr. Alexander Crespo is a fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. His primary areas of interest include fracture care and repair, including the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of broken bones, and total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Crespo treats injuries that vary in acuity and complexity, ranging from broken wrists and ankles to complex fractures of the pelvis and hip.
Dr. Crespo pursued his medical education and surgical training on both the East and West coasts. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he trained for five years as an orthopedic surgery resident at the prestigious NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. During this training, Dr. Crespo cared for patients at two of the busiest Level I trauma centers in New York City.
Dr. Crespo was named an Executive Chief Resident in his final year of training in recognition of his leadership skills and dedication to education; he was also a recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Research Award. At NYU, Dr. Crespo received one-on-one mentoring by experts in all orthopedic subspecialties, including trauma, joint replacement, and sports medicine.
Following his residency, Dr. Crespo pursued an additional year of specialized training in orthopedic trauma surgery at Stanford University. Here, Dr. Crespo studied the advanced management of complex fractures and post-traumatic arthritis and deformity, including total hip arthroplasty performed via an anterior approach, under the tutelage of renowned leaders in the field of orthopedic trauma.
“I often meet patients after a traumatic injury has disrupted their life and ability to function. I take great pride in understanding each patient’s individual needs from a functional, psychological, and social perspective. Together, we will tailor your treatment plan to restore your anatomy and expedite a maximum return to health and functioning.”