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Christopher Najarian, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist: Director, Spasticity Clinic; Co-Director, Myelodysplasia Clinic

Dr. Najarian has been in practice since 2013. He is a pediatric physiatrist and director of the Spasticity Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, he completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Najarian has a special interest in cerebral palsy, spasticity management, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and concussion management. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. He’s also a member of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Physiatry, Boardman
Medical School:
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Residency:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Saint Paul, MN
Board Certifications:
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pediatric Rehabilitation
Academic Appointments:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Associations:
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests:
Cerebral palsy, spasticity management, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disease, spina bifida, acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
Special Interests:
Acute inpatient rehabilitation, day rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation services, Spasticity Clinic, spasticity management with botulinum toxin injections and alcohol nerve blocks, Myelodysplasia Clinic, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, concussion management

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