Sara P. D. Chrisman M.D., M.P.H. Accepting new patients

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Adolescent medicine, Chronic pain, Pediatric rehabilitation medicine, Sports concussion, Sports medicine




Sara Chrisman, M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified physician at the UW Pain Medicine Clinic and Seattle Children’s Hospital and a UW assistant professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

 Dr. Chrisman supervises medical students, residents and fellows 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 strives to create active partnerships with her patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Chrisman earned her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.P.H. from the UW. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her 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 Medicine

Fellowship, 2012, Adolescent Medicine

University of Washington

Fellowship, 2011, Pediatrics

Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community Medicine

Master Public Health, 2011

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Medical education, 2003

UW - Dept. of Pediatrics

Residency, Pediatrics

UW - Dept. of Pediatrics

Internship, Pediatrics


Board Certifications
  • Adolescent Medicine, 2014, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, 2006, American Board of Pediatrics