Sara P. D. Chrisman, M.D., supervises medical students, residents and fellows in the Pain Medicine Clinic, and lectures about chronic pain to residents. She is also Acting Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and serves as primary physician for the Pain Rehabilitation Program. She's also lectured extensively about concussion at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.
She received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, did residency training in pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital and attended the University of Washington for fellowships in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and subspecialty training in Pediatric Pain.
Dr. Chrisman's research interests lie in the intersection between the brain and behavior, particularly regarding concussive injury. She is involved in research projects to understand the forces involved in concussions, evaluate new potential biomarkers and develop innovative treatments.