Penn Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Penn Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Faculty

Christopher T Plastaras, MD

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physiatrist, Clinical Practice, Hospital of the University Health System
Chief, Division of Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Penn Spine Center, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Spine Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Penn Spine Center
1800 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 2158932600
Education:
BA (Physics)
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1992.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Phila, PA, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Transitional Internship - Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , 1996-1997.
Resident, PM&R, Northwestern University Medical School-Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois , 1997-2000.
Chief Resident, PM&R, Northwestern University Medical School / Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, Illinois , 1999-1999.
Certifications
Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Certification number 6755, (2001 - 2021) , 2001.
Board Certified, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2009-2019), 2009.
Board Certified, Sports Medicine (2009-2019), 2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Spine & Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine

Description of Research Expertise

Musculoskeletal Clinical Outcomes Database

Selected Publications

Kennedy DJ, Schneider B, Smuck M, Plastaras CT: "The Use of Moderate Sedation for the Secondary Prevention of Adverse Vasovagal Reactions" Pain Medicine 16(4): 673 -679, April 2015

McCormick Z, Margolis S, Temme K, Rivers E, Cameron SA, Smith MC, Rohr A, Zander E, Garvan C, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C. : “Concordant Pain Provocation During Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Effect on Pain Outcome and Predictive Factors” Pain Physician 18(1): E19-E26, January/February 2015

Kennedy DJ, Schneider B, Smuck M, Plastaras CT. : “Response to Letter by Dr. Lipetz” Pain Medicine August 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1111/pme.12879.

Sung W, Abraham M, Plastaras C, Silfies SP. : “Trunk Motor Control Deficits in Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain are Not Associated with Pain or Fear of Movement” The Spine Journal 15(8): 1772–1782, August 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.04.010.

McCormick ZL, Cushman D, Marshall B, Caldwell M, Patel J, Ghannad L, Eng C, Makovitch S, Babu A, Chu SK, Marciniak C, Walega DR, Press J, Plastaras C, Kennedy DJ. : “Dexamethasone versus Particulate Steroid Injections for the Treatment of Needle Electromyography-Confirmed Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy” Pain Medicine 16(8): 1655-1656, August 2015 Notes: Research Abstract Podium Presentation at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2015 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, July 31, 2015.

McCormick ZL, Kotcharian A, Fang J, Chhatre A, Plastaras C. : “Percutaneous Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: 8-Year Outcomes” International Spine Intervention Society – 2015 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV July 28 2015 Notes: Poster.

Tsay T, Plastaras C, Schran S, Becker S. : “Vertebral Benign Notochordal Cell Tumor (BNCT) as Incidental Finding in Cervical Radiculitis Treated Successfully with Physical Therapy: A Case Report” Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2015 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA June 4 2015 Notes: Poster.

Sully K, Joshi A, McCormick Z, Garvan C, Plastaras CT. : “Factors that Predict Satisfaction with Medical Care: Data from 27,212 Injured Workers Surveyed Over 14 Years” Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2015 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA June 4 2015 Notes: Poster.

Gleason W, Hahn M, Plastaras C. : “Brachial Plexopathy Associated with West Nile Virus Injection: A Case Report” Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2015 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA June 4 2015 Notes: Poster.

Joshi A, McCormick Z, MD, Sully K, Garvan C, Plastaras CT. : “Factors that Predict Satisfaction with Medical Care: Data from 27,212 Injured Workers Surveyed Over 14 Years” American Occupational Health Conference May 2015 Notes: “Abstract 112 - Oral abstract presentation, May 3, 2015, Baltimore, MD.

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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