Chris K Karrasch MD

Chris K Karrasch, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Primary Specialties:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Sports Medicine (Board Certified)

Nephi Medical Clinic
48 West 1500 North
Nephi, UT 84648
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Hours: Monday |8:30AM - 4PM
Every Other Wednesday | 8:30AM - 4PM
Friday | 8:30AM - Noon

Accepting New Patients Yes

Phone: 435-623-3248
Fax: 435-623-3631

Santaquin Medical Clinic
210 East Main Street
Santaquin, UT 84655
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Hours: Every Other Wednesday | 8:30AM - 4PM

Accepting New Patients Yes

Phone: 801-754-3322

Provider Bio

Growing up in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City Dr. Karrasch gained a love for the outdoors. He spent his childhood snow and water skiing, mountain biking, and camping. He gravitated to and excelled in sports becoming a Utah high school state tennis champion. He cultivated his love for sports medicine early receiving a certification as an assistant athletic trainer while in high school.

Following a two year LDS mission in Hartford Connecticut he attended the University of Nevada, Reno on academic scholarship and received the prestigious Herz Gold Watch award for being the top student in his class. He stayed and obtained his medical degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Dr. Karrasch completed his five-year orthopedic surgery training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical center where he had excellent surgical training and took care of athletes at the highest collegiate level. He took on leadership roles including Chief Resident and was nominated as an American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leader. Following his training, he further subspecialized by completing a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with Dr. Frank Noyes one of the fathers of orthopedic sports medicine. While at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center he treated athletes at all levels including his own three sons, high school athletes, the Cincinnati Bengals NFL players, and aging athletes looking to stay active and strong. In addition to sports coverage Dr. Karrasch refined his surgical skills tackling complex surgical cases of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

Dr. Karrasch brought his wife and three sons back to Utah to establish his own roots and create life long memories for his family. When not in the operating room or in the clinic, you will find him in his backyard playing basketball with his boys or up the canyon exploring the mountains.

Dr. Karrasch and his team at Central Valley Medical Center are passionate about orthopedics and sports medicine. He makes it a priority to get to know his patients on a personal level and values patient education and shared decision making to create personalized orthopedic care. Through non operative and minimally invasive operative techniques, his goal is to get his patients on the road to recovery and back to the activities they too are passionate about.


University of Nevada School of Medicine, M.D., 2011
Internship: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Cincinnati Sports Medicine Orthopedic Center; Dr. Frank Noyes


American Orthopedic Association Resident Leader
Herz Gold Watch Award: Top Student University of Nevada
Utah High School State Tennis Champion
Eagle Scout