Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM

Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM

Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a sports medicine pediatrician at CHOP with expertise in primary care sports medicine and brain injury medicine.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric musculoskeletal injuries, Concussions, Injury prevention, Overuse injuries in pediatric athletes
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.; Karabots Pediatric Care Center, West Philadelphia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Christina L. Master, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric and adolescent primary care sports medicine specialist, as well as an academic general pediatrician, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). At CHOP, she works with the Division of Orthopedics, the Sports Medicine and Performance Center and the Division of General Pediatrics's Primary Care. Dr. Master is the only pediatric sports medicine specialist with a subspecialty in brain injury medicine (BIM) in the region.

In addition, Dr. Master also is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Master completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, and graduated summa cum laude from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY.

She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Master spent 17 years with the Pediatrics Residency Program at CHOP, 11 of which were as the Associate and Vice Program Director. 

Dr. Master completed a sabbatical year of fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and clinical interests are in the area of pediatric and adolescent concussion. She has written and lectured extensively about concussions in children and adolescents and helped develop the program Concussion Care for Kids: Minds Matter at CHOP.

She is also the mother of three children, who participate in activities ranging from track and field to ice hockey.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Residency

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
Brain Injury Medicine
Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM)

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

Attending Physician

Associate Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Master CL, Scheiman M, Gallaway M, Goodman A, Robinson RL, Master SR, Grady MF. Vision Diagnoses Are Common After Concussion in Adolescents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Mar;55(3):260-7. doi: 10.1177/0009922815594367. Epub 2015 Jul 7. PMID: 26156977

2015

Vernau BT, Grady MF, Goodman A, Wiebe DJ, Basta L, Park Y, Arbogast KB, Master CL. Oculomotor and Neurocognitive Assessment of Youth Ice Hockey Players: Baseline Associations and Observations After Concussion. Dev Neuropsychol. 2015 Jan;40(1):7-11.