Dr. Crist specializes in non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions particular to athletes. He also has specific procedural training in both osteopathic techniques and fluoroscopically-guided injections of the spine. Although Dr. Crist has special interests in concussion management, non-operative treatment of osteoarthritis, and athletic pubalgia (sports hernia), he also treats musculoskeletal disorders in both athletes and non-athletes of all ages. "I want patients to know that, as a Sports Medicine physician, I am not solely concerned with helping elite athletes achieve their maximum potential; I strive to help all active individuals reach their personal best, regardless of age, activity or skill level.
While at the University of Utah, Dr. Crist cared for athletes in multiple collegiate sports, including the University's Division I football team, and was also a staff physician at the Park City Ski Clinic. He is currently a Team Physician for the University of Portland Pilots and works with numerous athletic groups within Portland. In additional to clinical activities, Dr. Crist has presented at numerous national Sports Medicine conferences and remains active in medical education here in Portland. He has also recently co-authored a new chapter on neurological injuries in the current edition of Netter's Sports Medicine: The Team Physician's Handbook.
Dr. Crist completed his Family Medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in 2007 after graduating from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his subspecialty fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah in 2008.