Kirkwood - 10296 Big Bend (@I-44)

Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD

Dr. Crane is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon with over 15 years of experience treating patients in Kirkwood and throughout the St. Louis area. Dr. Crane runs a practice of high integrity, focusing on each patient’s plan back to health. He is committed to ensuring each person can return to doing the things they love.

When he isn’t working, traveling or spending time with his family, you can find him on the golf course or working on his next opportunity to ski in Colorado. He lives in suburban Saint Louis with three teenage sons, his wife and their dog, Winston. 


Spine Surgery, Leatherman Spine Center


Rush University Medical Center


Rush University Medical Center

Medical School

Rush Medical College

Personal Affiliations

North American Spine Society

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a worldwide medical organization that provides top-notch spine care through education, research, and advocacy. Their approach is based on ethical values and evidence-based practices. As a member of NASS, Dr. Crane is dedicated to meeting ethical standards, displaying professional conduct, and continuing his education.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Established in 1933, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the leading organization offering musculoskeletal education for surgeons globally. Their continuing medical education programs include the Annual Meeting, several continuing medical education (CME) courses held nationwide and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), and various widely recognized medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials. As a result, our St. Louis spine surgeon remains up-to-date on the latest changes and improvements in care.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) maintains rigorous standards for education, practice, and conduct in orthopedic surgery to guarantee safety, ethics, and effectiveness. Ongoing certification and examination are required of each member to benefit the public. As a certified member, Dr. Crane is highly regarded for the best patient care.

Missouri State Medical Association

The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) aims to promote and improve the medical profession in Missouri while protecting public health. With over 4,000 members, including Dr. Crane, they serve as a voice for physicians and physicians-in-training who want to be involved in organized medicine. MSMA represents the interests of medicine in various government agencies, including the Missouri Capitol, the Department of Health, the Department of Insurance, and the Board of Healing Arts.


Schedule an Appointment with Our St. Louis Spine Surgeon

You can trust that through his experience and professional affiliations, Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD, strives to meet the highest education, practice, and conduct standards. Our St. Louis spine surgeon will provide comprehensive treatment options tailored to your needs. 

Your health and well-being are our top priority. Schedule an appointment today to receive the best care for your spinal condition and get your life back.