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Cristin McKenna, M.D.

Dr. Cristin McKenna specializes in stroke rehabilitation, as well as acquired and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal disorders, prosthetics and orthotics, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

She received her medical degree form the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, where she also completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. McKenna completed doctoral education in environmental sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. McKenna works at Kessler Institute's West Orange and Chester campuses. She also continues to explore new avenues of treatment, particularly in the area of post-stroke dysfunction, working as a research scientist at Kessler Foundation Research Center. Her research has been published in such peer-reviewed publications as the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and she has presented at several national meetings and conferences.

Dr. McKenna is a member of the New Jersey Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


  • Adults with Cerebral Palsy
  • Electrodiagnostic Services
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Spasticity Management
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Staff Physiatrist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (West Orange, NJ and Chester, NJ)

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Cristin McKenna, M.D.

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation


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