John C. Crighton, MD

Dr. John Crighton brings experience and leadership to Springfield’s medical field. He has developed a reputation as a caring, exceptional physician through his work as a breast, colon and general surgeon for over 40 years.

Dr. Crighton received his medical degree at the University of Missouri Medical School and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in general surgery with a focus in breast surgical oncology, colon, gallbladder and hernia surgeries.

Dr. Crighton’s experience and well-established career in the Springfield area has changed the lives of countless patients. He continues to set the bar high by offering the latest treatments and technology for his patients. He has also served as Trauma Director at CoxHealth Systems hospital.

Board Certified

American Board Of Surgery


American College Of Surgeons

Practicing Physician

Crighton Olive Dunn Surgical Group Inc.
Springfield, Missouri
2005 – Present

Practicing Physician

Ferrell Duncan Clinic
Springfield, Missouri
1998 – 2005

Practicing Physician

Surgical Group Of Southwest Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
1970 – 1998


Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, Texas
July 1966 – June 1970


University Of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
June 1965 – June 1966


University Of Missouri School Of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
Doctor Of Medicine – June 1965


Missouri State University
(Formerly Southwest Missouri State College)
Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor Of Science In May 1961

The American College Of Surgeons
Southwest Missouri Chapter Of The American College Of Surgeons
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Trauma Director

Springfield, Missouri

Active Non Integrated Surgical Care