Undergraduate Degree

  • Harvard University , 2002 , Cambridge , MA

Medical School

  • New York Medical College , 2008 , Valhalla , NY


General Surgery
  • Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital , 2009 , Providence , RI


Orthopedic Surgery
  • Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital , 2013 , Providence , RI


Orthopedic Trauma
  • Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital , 2014 , Providence , RI


Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

Injuries can be tough for young athletes, and as a former athlete myself, this is something I can really relate to. It's important to treat the physical injury, but also to address the emotional and social impact injuries can have. It is my goal to work closely with patients and families to understand their individual goals and work together towards getting athletes back to doing what they love.


Dr. Christino is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is dual-fellowship trained in orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine. She specializes in fracture care as well as pediatric and young adult sports medicine injuries, including disorders of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Christino has a long history of involvement with athletics. She was a local 3-sport Hall of Fame Athlete at Hingham High School as well as a Division 1 athlete and coach for the Harvard University Women’s Lacrosse team. Following her medical training, Dr. Christino has provided medical care to athletes from the youth to professional levels and enjoys working with athletes of all ages.

Dr. Christino is active with clinical research and involvement with national organizations. She currently serves as a member of the ACL Performance Measure Workgroup for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). She is also a member of multiple multi-center research study groups, including the PLUTO Study (Pediatric ACL: Understanding Treatment Outcomes) and the PRISM Sport Specialization and Female Athlete Research Interest Groups. Dr. Christino has a particular research interest in the psychological aspects of injury, recovery, and returning to sports after surgery.


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Orthopaedics
  • American Board of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine


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  1. Christino MA, Tepolt FA, Sugimoto D, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS. Revision ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Mar; 40(3):129-134. View abstract
  2. Pluhar E, McCracken C, Griffith KL, Christino MA, Sugimoto D, Meehan WP. Team Sport Athletes May Be Less Likely To Suffer Anxiety or Depression than Individual Sport Athletes. J Sports Sci Med. 2019 09; 18(3):490-496. View abstract
  3. Beck JJ, Murray MM, Christino MA. Clinical Approach in Youth Sports Medicine: Patients' and Guardians' Desired Characteristics in Sports Medicine Surgeons. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Jul 01; 27(13):479-485. View abstract
  4. Perkins CA, Busch MT, Christino M, Herzog MM, Willimon SC. Allograft Augmentation of Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Autografts Is Associated With Increased Graft Failure in Children and Adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2019 06; 47(7):1576-1582. View abstract
  5. McLeod TV, Israel M, Christino MA, Chung JS, McKay SD, Lang PJ, Bell DR, Chan CM, Crepeau A, Davis E, Fletcher AL, Laniak J, McCaffrey K, Pacicca D, Riederer M, Rizzone K, Rush JK, Zaslow T. Sport Participation and Specialization Characteristics Among Pediatric Soccer Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Mar; 7(3):2325967119832399. View abstract
  6. Beck JJ, Murray MM, Christino MA. Clinical Approach in Youth Sports Medicine: Patients' and Guardians' Desired Characteristics in Sports Medicine Surgeons. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Oct 12. View abstract
  7. Perkins CA, Busch MT, Christino MA, Axelrod J, Devito DP, Fabregas JA, Flanagan JC, Murphy J, Olszewski D, Schmitz ML, Schrader T, Willimon SC. Olecranon fractures in children and adolescents: outcomes based on fracture fixation. J Child Orthop. 2018 Oct 01; 12(5):497-501. View abstract
  8. Christino MA, Tepolt FA, Sugimoto D, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS. Revision ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Mar 05. View abstract
  9. Sugimoto D, Christino MA, Micheli LJ. Effects of surgical intervention on trochlear remodeling in pediatric patients with recurrent patella dislocation cases. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):349-53. View abstract
  10. Christino MA, Fleming BC, Machan JT, Shalvoy RM. Psychological Factors Associated With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Recovery. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Mar; 4(3):2325967116638341. View abstract
  11. Christino MA, Fantry AJ, Vopat BG. Psychological Aspects of Recovery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Aug; 23(8):501-9. View abstract
  12. Vopat BG, Daniels AH, Lareau CR, Christino MA, Kane PM, Hayda RA, Born CT. Hybrid Anterolateral Approach for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures. Orthopedics. 2015 Jul 01; 38(7):430-4. View abstract
  13. Christino MA, Vopat BG, Mayer A, Matson AP, Reinert SE, Shalvoy RM. Stability Outcomes following Computer-Assisted ACL Reconstruction. Minim Invasive Surg. 2015; 2015:638635. View abstract
  14. Christino MA, Vopat BG, Waryasz GR, Mayer A, Reinert SE, Shalvoy RM. Adolescent differences in knee stability following computer-assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2014 Oct 27; 6(4):5653. View abstract
  15. Truntzer J, Vopat ML, Kane PM, Christino MA, Katarincic J, Vopat BG. Forearm diaphyseal fractures in the adolescent population: treatment and management. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Feb; 25(2):201-9. View abstract
  16. Vopat ML, Kane PM, Christino MA, Truntzer J, McClure P, Katarincic J, Vopat BG. Treatment of diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2014 Apr 22; 6(2):5325. View abstract
  17. Christino MA, Matson AP, Fischer SA, Reinert SE, Digiovanni CW, Fadale PD. Paperwork versus patient care: a nationwide survey of residents' perceptions of clinical documentation requirements and patient care. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Dec; 5(4):600-4. View abstract
  18. Vopat B, Paller D, Machan JT, Avery A, Kane P, Christino M, Fadale P. Effectiveness of low-profile supplemental fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions with decreased bone mineral density. Arthroscopy. 2013 Sep; 29(9):1540-5. View abstract
  19. Young MD, Daniels AH, Evangelista PT, Reinert SE, Ritterman S, Christino MA, Thakur NA, Born CT. Predicting pulmonary embolus in orthopedic trauma patients using the Wells score. Orthopedics. 2013 May; 36(5):e642-7. View abstract
  20. Heard WM, Paller DJ, Christino MA, Behrens SB, Biercevicz A, Fadale PD, Monchik KO. Effect of insertion of a single interference screw on the mechanical properties of porcine anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction grafts. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013 Apr; 42(4):168-72. View abstract
  21. Wang JH, Christino MA, Thakur NA, Palumbo MA, Daniels AH. Evaluation of the utility of the Wells score in predicting pulmonary embolism in patients admitted to a spine surgery service. Hosp Pract (1995). 2013 Feb; 41(1):122-8. View abstract
  22. Lee BJ, Christino MA, Daniels AH, Hulstyn MJ, Eberson CP. Adolescent patellar osteochondral fracture following patellar dislocation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Aug; 21(8):1856-61. View abstract
  23. Kaushal R, Goldmann DA, Keohane CA, Christino M, Honour M, Hale AS, Zigmont K, Lehmann LS, Perrin J, Bates DW. Adverse drug events in pediatric outpatients. Ambul Pediatr. 2007 Sep-Oct; 7(5):383-9. View abstract
  24. Poon EG, Jha AK, Christino M, Honour MM, Fernandopulle R, Middleton B, Newhouse J, Leape L, Bates DW, Blumenthal D, Kaushal R. Assessing the level of healthcare information technology adoption in the United States: a snapshot. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2006 Jan 05; 6:1. View abstract
  25. Kaushal R, Blumenthal D, Poon EG, Jha AK, Franz C, Middleton B, Glaser J, Kuperman G, Christino M, Fernandopulle R, Newhouse JP, Bates DW. The costs of a national health information network. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Aug 02; 143(3):165-73. View abstract