Nicholas E. Crosby, M.D.

Nicholas Crosby

Support Team

Nurse Practitioner: Kathleen Gannon, NP-C

Medical Assistant: Tawanna C.



Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm


Dr. Crosby earned his undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah in 2002. He was awarded his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2008. Following medical school, he received his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Crosby obtained sub-specialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center as a fellow from 2013-2014. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been awarded his Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Crosby performs surgery of the entire upper extremity with special interest in shoulder and elbow reconstruction, trauma and sport-related conditions as well as arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. He also has a special interest in volunteer health and medical care developed as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and through a surgical mission trip to Nicaragua. Dr. Crosby is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Crosby is actively involved in hand surgery academic advancement through research, scientific writing and education. He has written and published scientific articles and book chapters, and has given multiple presentations at local, national and international hand surgery conferences.

Dr. Crosby is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Outside of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Dr. Crosby enjoys participating in and watching sports, fly-fishing, hunting, and spending time with his wife and four children.

Patient Stories

More About Dr. Crosby

When did you know you were going to be a healthcare provider? (or why did you select a career in healthcare?)
I went into college thinking I’d work in healthcare or as a high school teacher. About a year into college I decided on healthcare and medical school.
What inspires you about your work?
Seeing positive changes and improvement in the lives of my patients
What aspect of your work are you the most passionate about?
I’m most passionate about providing the highest level of care and surgical skills possible

For Fun

Favorite Vacation
Wind Rivers, Wyoming

Learned to speak Spanish fluently during a 2-year church mission

Bow hunting, fly fishing, golf

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Steak and Crab Legs (I know, pretty low maintenance!)

What are you currently watching?
“Loki” on Disney+

Dr. Crosby is the best! He takes time to listen, provides all the options, and answers any questions. He never rushes through an appointment. The surgery went well, recovery was as expected. I most definitely recommend Dr. Crosby for any hand/upper extremity needs!

Nicholas Crosby


University of Utah

Medical School
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Ortho Residency
UPMC Hamot

Hand Fellowship
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center


  • Diplomat American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery              
  • Hand Certificate of Added Qualification 


  • Crosby NE, Nosrati NN, Merrell G, Hasting H. Relationship between Smoking and Outcomes after Cubital Tunnel Release. Journal of Hand and Microsurgery. 2018;10(01):012-015.
  • Dwyer CL, Crosby NE, Cooney T, Seeds W, Lubahn, JD.  Treating Unstable Distal Radius Fractures with a Nonspanning External Fixation Device: Comparison with Volar Locking Plates in Historical Control Group.  Am J Orthop, 2017 Sept/Oct; 46(5):E344-E352.
  • Crosby NE, Greenberg, JA.  Radiographic Evaluation of the Elbow.  J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul;39(7):1408-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.04.035. Epub 2014 Jun 2
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