Sara P. D. Chrisman M.D., M.P.H.

 Sara  P. D. Chrisman M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties and Expertise

Adolescent medicine, Sports Concussion, Sports Medicine




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.

Personal Interests

Dr. Chrisman loves spending her free time with her family, going on hikes in the woods and making elaborate meals. 


Seattle Children's Hospital/UW MedicineFellowshipAdolescent Medicine2012
Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community MedicineMaster Public Health2011
University of WashingtonFellowshipPediatrics2011
Univ. of PennsylvaniaMedical education2003


Board Certifications

American Board of PediatricsAdolescent Medicine2014
American Board of PediatricsPediatrics2006
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