Cristin McKenna, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Chief of Outpatient Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Rehabilitation
Dr. McKenna specializes in brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions
Dr. Cristin McKenna, clinical chief of outpatient musculoskeletal and neurologic rehabilitation, oversees the delivery of outpatient services to individuals with brain and spinal injuries, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions. Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, she also addressed the needs of adults with cerebral palsy.
Dr. McKenna is a visiting scientist at Kessler Foundation Research Center, where she focuses on post-stroke dysfunction and spinal cord injury, including the long-term issues of cardiovascular and bone health. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at numerous national conferences on rehabilitation medicine and neurology topics.
An assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. McKenna is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the New Jersey and New York Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Societies.
Dr. McKenna received her bachelor’s degree in biology magna cum laude from Manhattan College in New York and was awarded her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School) where she completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She also holds a doctorate in environmental science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. McKenna joined Kessler Institute in 2007.