Sports Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedic Specialist
After graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine with her medical degree in 1993, Dr. Kristin (Tate) Oliver completed her residency in family practice at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Missouri Columbia and Columbia Orthopedic Group as well as a Master of Science in Public Health at the same university in 1998.
Prior to joining Dr. Crane in 2008, Dr. Oliver divided her time between practicing sports medicine with Action Care Sports Medicine and Occupational Medicine of Mid-Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She has also been an attending emergency medicine physician at Boone Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Board certified in family medicine and fellowship trained in sports medicine, Dr. Oliver has extensive knowledge of regenerative orthopedics using percutaneous stem cell grafts, supporting matrices, and musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnostic and needle-guided techniques. She speaks frequently across the nation on bone marrow techniques and stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis at prestigious conferences including the Andrews Institute for Sports Medicine and The Orthobiologics Institute.
Dr. Oliver has published many articles on regenerative orthopedics in peer-reviewed journals including topics such as PRP and achilles tendon tears, bone marrow aspirate and knee osteoarthritis, and the use of PRP in musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr. Oliver has served as team physician for both Central Methodist College and Missouri Valley College and is active in the care of local athletes – young and aging alike.
Dr. Oliver enjoys distance running, fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family at their home in Columbia.