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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
Opioid Prescription Reduction Workgroup Member, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania
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, Sports Medicine (2009-2019), 2009.
Board Certified, Electrodiagnostic 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

Bress A, Metzler S, Plastaras C, Pukenas B. : “Percutaneous CT Guided Laminotomy and Fenestration for Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Synovial Cysts.” American Society of Neuroradiology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 25, 2016. May 2016 Notes: abstract.

Plastaras C, Buzanowska M. : Cervical Radiculopathy. PM&R Knowledge NOW/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=114 May 2016 Notes: http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=114

Bress A, Schuster J, Plastaras C, Pukenas B. : “Significant Dose Reduction During Neurointerventional CT Cases Using Table Side Parameter Controls.” American Society of Neuroradiology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 26, 2016. May 2016 Notes: abstract.

Carr CM, Plastaras CT, Pingree MJ, Smuck M, Maus TP, Geske JR, El-Yahchouchi CA, McCormick ZL, Kennedy DJ. : Immediate Adverse Events in Interventional Pain Procedures: A Multi-Institutional Study. Pain Medicine April 15 2016.

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. : Pain Reduction and Repeat Injections After Transforaminal Epidural Injection With Particulate Versus Nonparticulate Steroid for the Treatment of Chronic Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. PM&R Journal April 6 2016.

Safaeian P, Mattie R, Hahn M, Plastaras CT, McCormick ZL.: Novel Treatment of Radicular Pain With a Multi-Mechanistic Combination Topical Agent: A Case Series and Literature Review. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine 6(2): e33322, March 1 2016 Notes: doi: 10.5812/aapm.33322.

McCormick ZL, Slipman C, Kotcharian A, Chhatre A, Bender FJ, Salam A, Menkin S, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C. : Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study. Pain Medicine February 24 2016 Notes: pnv122.

Safaeian P, Mattie R, Hahn M, Plastaras C, McCormick Z. : “Novel Treatment of Radicular Pain with a Multi-Mechanistic Combination Topical Agent: A Case Series” American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 32nd Annual Meeting February 2016 Notes: Poster #210 at American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 32nd Annual Meeting; 2016 Feb 18-21; Palm Springs, California.

McCormick Z, Slipman C, Kotcharian A, Chhatre A, Bender FJ, Salam A, Menkin S, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C. : Percutaneous Lumbar Disk Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective 8-Year Outcome Study. American Academy of Pain Medicine 2016 Notes: Accepted Poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 32nd Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA. February 18-21, 2016.

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

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Last updated: 11/14/2016
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