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Sandy Christiansen, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology

Special focus

  • Pain

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Christiansen is a double board certified physician in anesthesiology and pain medicine who specializes in chronic pain management. Dr. Christiansen joined the faculty of the Comprehensive Pain Center in 2016 after completing her fellowship in pain medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She currently sees patients in the Center for Health and Healing - Comprehensive Pain Center. She specializes in the treatment of cancer, neuropathic and spine related pain advocating a multimodal approach to all patients. Dr. Christiansen believes that chronic pain affects the mind, body and spirit and as such advocates therapies that will address all three aspects of the patient by collaborating with physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors, and other specialists in effort to treat the entire person. In addition to performing a variety of spine, nerve, muscle, and joint injections, she is also formally trained in acupuncture, which she employs as part of her multimodal approach to patients.

In her spare time, Dr. Christiansen enjoys reading, gardening, hiking with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and trying new restaurants.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • B.S., 2007, University of Notre Dame
    • M.D., 2011, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 (125 Ratings, 46 Reviews)

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