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Christopher T Plastaras, MD

Christopher T Plastaras, MD

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the 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.
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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

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.

Bress A, Popescu A, Plastaras C, Pukenas B.: “Where's That Vert? Anatomic Location on CTA Can Improve Safe Landing on Fluoroscopic-Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections” \{Bress A, Popescu A, Plastaras C, Pukenas B. “Where's That Vert? Anatomic Location on CTA Can Improve Safe Landing on Fluoroscopic-Guided Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections” } ASNR American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, April 2015 Notes: Poster presented at ASNR American Society of Neuroradiology Annual meeting, Chicago, IL, April 25-30, 2015.

McCormick Z, Cushman D, Caldwell M, Marshall B, Ghannad L, Eng C, Patel J, Makovitch S, Chu S, Walega D, Marciniak C, Press J, Babu AN, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C. : “Does Electrodiagnostic Confirmation of Acute or Chronic Cervical or Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Predict Pain Reduction after Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection? A Multicenter Longitudinal Study” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94(3), March 2015 Notes: Paper presentation Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, March 12, 2015.

McCormick Z, Cushman D, Caldwell M, Marshall B, Ghannad L, Eng C, Patel J, Makovitch S, Chu S, Babu A, Walega D, Marciniak C, Press J, Kennedy D, Plastaras C. : “Does Electrodiagnostic Confirmation of Acute or Chronic Cervical or Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Predict Pain Reduction After Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection? A Multicenter Longitudinal Study” Pain Medicine's 31st Annual Meeting March 2015 Notes: Poster 124 Pain Medicine's 31st Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, March 19-22, 2015.

McCormick Z, Rivers WE, Margolis S, Smith M, Garvan C, Plastaras C. : “Concordant Pain Provocation during Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Effect on Pain Outcome and Predictive Factors” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94(3), March 2015 Notes: Poster 802 presentation Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, March 12, 2015.

McCormick Z, Garvan C, Rivers WE, Margolis S, Smith M, Plastaras C, Cameron SA, Temme K. : “Comparison of Pain Score Reduction Using Triamcinolone vs. Betamethasone in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94(3), March 2015 Notes: Poster 803 presentation Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, March 12, 2015.

Axelrod A, Plastaras C, Popescu A, McCormick Z. : “Pain Relief from Topical Compounded Medications” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94(3), March 2015 Notes: Poster 820 presentation Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, March 12, 2015.

Cushman D, McCormick Z, Casey E, Plastaras CT. : “Discrepancies in Describing Pain: Is There Agreement Between Numeric Rating Scale Scores and Pain Reduction Percentage Reported by Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain After Corticosteroid Injection?” Pain Medicine 2015.

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Last updated: 06/10/2015
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