Dr. David Crumbie 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. Crumbie specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in injuries of the shoulder and knee. He is the assistant team physician for the NBA Houston Rockets, University of Houston athletics, as well as several high schools in the greater Houston area.

Dr. Crumbie received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He attended medical school at the East Carolina School of Medicine. Following internship and residency at the University of Florida- Shands – Gainesville, he went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Crumbie is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Undergraduate Degree
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Medical School
East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina
University of Florida Shands-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
University of Florida Shands-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Total Shoulder Replacement and Reconstruction
Arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, and knee
Orthopedic Trauma
Fracture Care
Post-surgical rehabilitation
Non-surgical care

Research Interests

David Crumbie Jr. M.D., David Mandel M.D., Kevin Neal M.D.,  “Location of Medial     Patellarfemoral Ligament Tears in Pediatric Patellar Dislocations”.

David Crumbie Jr M.D and Steve Augustine D.O,  “The 15 Year Old Cast: A Case Report”.

David Crumbie Jr M.D. and Hudson Berrey M.D.,  “Transosseous Hemangioma in the Elbow”.

David Crumbie Jr M.D. and Paul Gladden M.D.,  “Clinical Outcomes of Elderly Patients with Acetabular Fractures”.


David Crumbie Jr. MSIII, L Simonds M.S., RM Williams M.D., SL Wooten M.D., HW Burden PhD., and EL Treadwell M.D., “SYNOVIUM – A Tissue for Enhanced Production of Select Autoantigens”, Arthritis & Rheumatism, 10/1999, Volume: 42(9) Supplement, Page: S321

David Crumbie Jr. MSII, Daniel Berry M.D., Robert Trousdale M.D., and James Rand M.D., “Anatomic Patterns of Periprosthetic Osteolysis Around Failed Uncemented Condylar Total Knee Arthroplasty”, 39th Annual National Student Research Forum, 4/1998, Volume: Supplemental Program, Page: 12