Paul D. Crook, M.D.


  • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip
  • Knee


  • Brentwood
  • Dickson
  • Nashville - One City


Paul D. Crook, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee and is fellowship-trained in sports medicine.

Dr. Crook graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington and Lee University with a B.A in Chemistry. He was also a member of his college swim team, where he was a 4x All-American and served as team captain his senior year. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Dr. Crook then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine/ Burkhart Research Institute of Orthopaedics.

He is originally from Nashville and serves as the team physician for his alma mater, Montgomery Bell Academy. He has also served as team doctor for Texas A&M football as well as several professional teams including the Houston Sabercats rugby team and San Antonio Missions Triple A baseball team.

Dr. Crook holds active memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Outside of medicine, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two children.


Washington and Lee University B.A. (2005-2009), Chemistry, Lexington City, VA

Medical School:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine M.D. (2009-2013), Memphis, TN

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2013 – 2018), Richmond, VA

Baylor College of Medicine/ Burkhart Research Institute of Orthopaedics (2018-2019), Sports Medicine Fellowship, Houston, TX


  • Crook P, Wayne J, Owen J, Hess S, Al-humadi S, Jiranek W. Initial Stability in Cemented and Uncemented Tibial Baseplates in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Accepted to the Journal of Arthroplasty (PMID: 28433426)
  • Crook PD, Foster WC, Kates SL, Korpon JR, Ortega GA, Boardman DN.Comparison of 90-Day Perioperative Outcomes in Shoulder Arthroplasty Between the Elderly and Nonelderly Patients. Accepted to Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (PMID: 30377549)
  • Crook P, Shah J, Lee K, Synghal G, Yanney R, et al. Efficacy of Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid and Cortisone Compared to Cortisone alone for Symptomatic Hip Osteoarthritis. Accepted to Journal of Arthritis, 02/2019


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Billy and Sally Gore Medical Student Memorial Fund Recipient for academic excellence, UTHSC
  • Vinsant Family Scholarship for academic excellence, UTHSC
  • Alpha Epsilson Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, Washington and Lee University
  • Organic Chemistry Award, Washington and Lee University
  • Phi Eta Sigma Academic Honor Society
  • 4x NCAA All-American in Swimming
  • 3x NCAA Academic All-American
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

Team Physician

  • Montgomery Bell Academy