Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM, FAMSSM
Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FACSM, FAMSSM (Pediatrics and Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, CHOP)
Dr. Master is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where she is a member of the Academy of Master Clinicians with 30 years of pediatric experience. Dr. Master is board-certified in pediatrics, sports medicine, and brain injury medicine, caring for over eight hundred children with concussion annually in her clinical practice. She is the founding co-director of the Minds Matter Concussion Program, which provides clinical care, community outreach and education, and conducts cutting-edge translational clinical research in youth concussion. Her particular research emphasis has been in visual deficits and identifying objective physiological biomarkers of concussion, in order to target active interventions to improve outcomes for children with concussion.
She has past or current research funding from the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and multiple institutes of the National Institutes of Health, (National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Stroke, National Eye Institute, National Institute for Nursing Research). She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of concussion diagnosis and management, especially in children, and currently serves on 4 national boards/executive committees (American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Pediatric Research In Sports Medicine, Council On Sports Medicine and Fitness – American Academy of Pediatrics) and one international board (Concussion In Sport Group). She is also currently serving on the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine Forum on Traumatic Brain Injury.