Andrei Krassioukov, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Principal Investigator (Program Leader)
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia
ICORD & Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Dr. Krassioukov is a clinician-scientist with international recognition in the area of autonomic dysfunction following spinal cord injury (SCI). He is an Associate Director and a Principal Investigator at ICORD, and a Professor in the Department of Medicine, division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a staff physician in the Spinal Cord Injury Program at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC. His research specifically focuses on investigations of mechanisms underlying debilitating cardiovascular and autonomic dysfunctions that are commonly observed in individuals with SCI. He pioneered investigations on plastic changes within the spinal autonomic circuits using animal models and human spinal cord tissue. Presently, he is a Chair of the international committee of the American Spinal Injury Association and the International Spinal Cord Society (ASIA/ISCoS) working on development of clinical guidelines for autonomic assessment following SCI. His research is supported by grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, CIHR, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Paralyzed Veterans of America and many others. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, books and reviews. He is a member of numerous Advisory Boards for international agencies involved in research in the area of SCI or disability.