Dr. Andrei Krassioukov

Principal Investigator

M.D. (Volgograd State Medical School), Ph.D. (Ivan Pavlov Institute of Physiology), FRCPC (University of British Columbia)
Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Chair in Rehabilitation Research, ICORD
Associate Director, Rehabilitation Research, ICORD
Director, ICORD Autonomic Research Unit
Staff physician, Spinal Cord Program, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Western Ontario
Chair of International Autonomic Standards Committee, ASIA/ISCOS

Dr. Andrei Krassioukov is a clinician scientist who obtained his medical degree from Volgograd State Medical School, Russia and his PhD degree at the Ivan Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1991, through the Canada-USSR research exchange program, he started his research career in North America and has a Research Degree PhD. Presently, he is a Professor, Department of Medicine, Div. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a Principle Investigator at the International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. He is also a staff physician at the Spinal Cord Program at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Center in Vancouver, BC. His research involves utilization of experimental animal models, clinical investigations in human, and is focused on investigation of the mechanisms of autonomic dysfunctions after spinal cord injury. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and reviewed articles. His research is supported by numerous national and international agencies such as Christopher and Dena Reeve Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Neurotrauma Fund/Rick Hansen Institute and others. For the last four years as the Chair of Autonomic Standards Committee for the American Spinal Injury Association and International Spinal Cord Society (ASIA/ISCoS), he is leading the international initiative on development of autonomic assessment which is to be added to the presently established neurological evaluation of individuals with spinal cord injury.