About Dr. Crispell

Dr. Brian Crispell went to undergraduate school at Shippensburg University of PA where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Crispell attended Temple University for his professional education where he earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency training at MCP Hahhamen, Roxborough, and Parkview hospitals in Philadelphia. Dr. Crispell is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. You can find him on their website abfas.org. Dr. Crispell has extensive exposure to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic limb salvage/wound care. He has had training in all types of foot and ankle surgery including training in trauma surgery such as fractures, dislocations, tendon ruptures, and laceration repair, and deformity correction such as bunion correction surgery, flatfoot correction surgery, and hammertoe surgery. Dr. Crispell is trained in treating arthritic conditions requiring joint fusion and/or joint implant surgery.

Dr. Crispell is also certified in pedorthics which is the study of the structure and fabrication of shoes, braces, and orthotics; both custom and pre-fabricated. This certification allows Dr. Crispell to dispense these types of devices in the office. Most other doctors would need to send the patient to another facility in order to receive such a treatment.

Message from the Doctor

I consider myself to be an expert in mobility. I believe that maintaining an extremely active and mobile lifestyle gives me an enormous amount of insight on helping others stay on their feet. I have been a competitive distance runner since 9th grade. Some of my proudest running accomplishments include running the marathon (26.2 miles) in 2:36:44 and placing 1st in the master's age group at the 2016 broad Street 10-mile run in 54:19. I have finished a total of 8 marathons. I have also competed in mountain bike races, duathalons, adventure races, and ultra marathons, and I am an avid backcountry skier. I try to pass what I have learned from my active and mobile lifestyle onto my patients. For example, logging well over 30,000 miles of running throughout the years has provided me a lot of personal experience with overuse injury. These experiences give me a tremendous amount of insight in treating these disorders. It is my goal as a practitioner to give my patients the highest degree of mobility possible. Whether their goal is just being able to stand and walk without pain or completing an ultra- marathon I believe I can help people with all levels of foot and ankle disorders.

Dr Crispell In the news:
Philly.com article - Plantar Fasciitis

Philly.com article - Minimalist running shoes

Philly.com article - Athletic shoes

Philadelphia Inquirer article - Sorness and Injury

Delco times article - Dr. Crispell competes at the Broad Street Run


Dr. Crispell's Experience


  • 2003-2006 Roxborough/Parkview Residency Program PM & S-36
  • 1999-2003 Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1996-1999 Shippensburg University – BS Biology
  • 1994-1996 Bloomsburg University

Work Experience

Jan 2014 - Present
Private practice - Brian Crispell D.P.M LLC
Delaware County Foot & Ankle - Part-time associate
Jan 2010-July 2013
Mainline Foot & Ankle in Ardmore, PA. Full-time associate.
June 2006–December 2010
Harrisburg Foot & Ankle Worked as a full time associate for a multi-location 4 doctor practice. Unlimited podiatric privileges at 3 different hospitals. Participation at Holy Spirit hospital wound center with hyperbaric oxygen dive supervision. Performed all types of podiatric surgery including Flatfoot Reconstruction, External Fixator Application, and Diabetic Limb Salvage.
Participation in medical education day Pinnacle Health system’s hospital with a submission of a poster titled “Charcot Neuro-Arthropathy” in 2008 and “The Effect of Bunionectomy Surgery on Gait Function” in 2009.

Professional Memberships

  • Board Certified American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Board Certified – American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics
  • Member – APMA, PPMA

Volunteer experience

  • 1994-2003 Work Study: Librarian’s Aid, Gait Analysis Lab
  • 2000 Shippensburg University Track And Field Camp Counselor
  • 2001 Bryn Mawr Running Company – Athletic Shoe Sales
  • 2001 Foot Screening Clinic Philadelphia Marathon Expo
  • 2001 Foot Screening Clinic Steamtown Marathon Expo
  • 2001-2002 Rittenhouse Sports Specialties – Running Shoe Sales
  • 2003 Medical Staff - Boston Marathon
  • 2001,2002, 2003,2004, 2005, 2010 Medical Staff – Penn Relays
  • 2005,2007 St. Joes University Cross Country Camp Counselor
  • 2006-08 Harrisburg Marathon – Medical staff
  • 2014-2016 Ridley Health Awareness day free foot screenings clinic
  • 2015-2016 Race Sponsor/Foot screenings clinic at the Media 5 mile run


  • Running surfaces – Liberty Sports Magazine – January 2011