Christina V. Oleson, MD

Attending Physiatrist,
Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Title: Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University

Address: 132 S. 10th Street
375 Main Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: (215) 955-6579

Research: Publications


After completing her fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Dr. Oleson began her career as an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, serving as the Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program as well as the Intrathecal Baclofen Program. During her tenure there, she also held the rank of Associate Scientist in the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease. In 2008, she joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics where she served as key resource for spinal cord injury care in rural New England, expanded the Intrathecal Baclofen program and was an active member of the multiple sclerosis team.

Dr. Olesonís research interests include neurological recovery in spinal cord injury and functional outcome measures, as well as, immobilization osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency.

She has served as a manuscript reviewer for the journal Spinal Cord, was a member of the focus group for the Autonomic Standards Development Project of the American Spinal Injury Association and the International Spinal Cord Society. She was a member of the review committee for the Consortium Guidelines in Early Acute Management of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury for the Paralyzed Veterans Association of America. She has authored peer-reviewed papers and chapters on spinal cord injury and metabolic bone disorders and presented at meetings both nationally and internationally.

Education:

AB: Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Postgraduate Training:

Internship: North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship (Spinal Cord Injury Medicine): Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, IL

Board Certification:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

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