Clinical Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury/Associate Professor
Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins SOM
Cristina Sadowsky MD, Clinical Director, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and Director Paralysis Restoration Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Director Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Professor pf Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore MD
Dr. Sadowsky is a founder and the Clinical Director of the ICSCI at KKI, a program built on the philosophy that recovery is always possible following a spinal cord injury-- even years after an injury, utilizing structured medico-rehabilitative interventions through activity based restorative therapies (ABRT) approach. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and is the Director of the ACGME accredited Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship Program at KKI/JHSOM. She has served as an invited scientific peer reviewer for the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Translational Research. She also serves as a section editor for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. She is a recurrent reviewer for several government and privately funded competitive grant awards for spinal cord injury related research. Dr. Sadowsky has organized numerous courses and seminars, and has been invited to lecture in different universities, and at national and international meetings such as the American Academy of PM&R, American Spinal Cord Injury Association, International Spinal Cord Society, Rare Neuro-immunologic Disorders Symposium, Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Working to Walk Symposium. Dr. Sadowsky’s research interests’ center on prevention of complications in patients with paralysis and the efficacy of activity-based restoration therapies (ABRT) in helping individuals with long-term spinal cord injury and paralysis recover sensation, movement and independence. In this area, she has published several manuscripts in highly regarded peer reviewed journals, as well as chapters in prominent specialty books.