Andrei Krassioukov

Degrees / Designations 

M.D.       Volgograd State Medical Institute, Volgograd, Russia
Ph.D.      Ivan P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, The Academy of Sciences of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia
Resident    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia
FRCPC      Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, Board Examination in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mailing Address 
ICORD-BSCC, UBC 818 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


Academic Appointment 
Body Locations and Systems 
Brain and Nerves
Spinal Cord
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Other Areas of Research 
Spinal cord injury

Presently, I am a Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a staff physician at the spinal cord injury (SCI) program at the GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver.  I am also a head of the Autonomic Dysfunctions Laboratory and Co-Director of ICORD, Vancouver.  As a clinician-scientist I spend approximately 60% of my time with my research and 40% with my clinical duties. Both my research and clinical work are related to spinal cord injury, autonomic dysfunctions and disability issues. Presently, I am a mentor for a young clinician–scientist (Dr. Patricia Mills), and a primary research supervisor of four postdoctoral fellows, one visiting scholar, two medical residents, two master students, and two medical students. Experimental animal and human clinical research are incorporated in ongoing projects in my laboratory.

We have previously investigated plastic changes within the central and peripheral nervous systems that could be responsible for abnormal cardiovascular control and more recently the changes within the peripheral vasculature following SCI. Over the years my laboratory has accumulated a significant expertise in animals and human SCI research that will be crucial to the success of the proposed study. This study addresses fundamental issue of the understanding the mechanisms and funding the way to protect the cardiovascular control following SCI.

As a clinician–scientist and a board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation I also have a strong background in management and rehabilitation of individuals with SCI who are known to suffer from various autonomic dysfunctions including abnormal control of the blood pressure.

My research is supported by grants from CIHR, CFI, Craig H Neilsen Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Rick Hansen Institute, and other agencies.