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Dr. Crites was born and raised in Indiana. He completed his residency at Duke University, and completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery in Indiana, as well as a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland. During his fellowships, he provided team coverage for the Baltimore Ravens, Duke University and the University of Maryland. After his fellowship he worked for three seasons as head team physician for the University of Maryland and the Team Orthopedist for the Baltimore Ravens. He is board certified in Sports Medicine and is a team physician for the Iowa Energy, the Iowa Barnstormers and Graceland University.

Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine; Hanover College, BA Chemistry
Residency: Duke University, General Surgery and Ortho Surgery Internship; Duke University, Orthopaedic
Certifications: 3-part National Board of Medical Examiners, 2-part American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons – Sports Medicine
Specialties:  General orthopaedics, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine Knee, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Reconstruction
Office locations: Clive, Ankeny South Oralabor, Mercy North Ankeny, Iowa Clinic Altoona