Dr. Allen Criswell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Criswell specializes in General Orthopedics.

Dr. Criswell received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell  University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He attended medical school at Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Criswell went on to complete his internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Criswell is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Texas Orthopedic Society, and the American College of Surgeons.


Undergraduate Degree
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Medical School
Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas


Criswell, Allen R., “Abduction Injuries of The Distal Femoral Epiphysis, “Clinical Orthopedics,” 1978.

Criswell, Allen R., “Evaluation of The Posterior Medical Release in Resistant Clubfeet,” Paper presented to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, 1979.

Criswell, Allen R., “Medial Approach to Triple Arthrodesis,” Paper Presented to the Chief Surgeons Meeting, Shriner’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1984.

“Evaluation of Posterior Medial Release in Resistant Clubfeet,” Presented to the AAOS, New Orleans, LA., 1989 – Printed in Proceedings.