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


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Psychological Resilience in Young Female Athletes. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 08 17; 18(16). View abstract
  2. Athletic Identity in Youth Athletes: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 07 08; 18(14). View abstract
  3. The Mental Side of the Injured Athlete. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jun 15; 29(12):499-506. View abstract
  4. Gender and Socioeconomic Factors Affect Adolescent Patient and Guardian Preferences in Sports Medicine Physician Characteristics and Medical Decision Making. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2021 05 17; 5(5). View abstract
  5. Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Postoperative Growth Disturbance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2021 May 13; 3635465211008656. View abstract
  6. Early Operative Versus Delayed Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Dec; 49(14):4008-4017. View abstract
  7. Rates of Concomitant Meniscal Tears in Pediatric Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Increase With Age and Body Mass Index. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Mar; 9(3):2325967120986565. View abstract
  8. Saucerization and Repair of Discoid Lateral Menisci With Peripheral Rim Instability: Intermediate-term Outcomes in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Jan; 41(1):23-27. View abstract
  9. Bilateral Recurrent, Atraumatic Anterior Knee Dislocations in a Pediatric Patient With Congenital Absence of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 11 17; 4(11):e20.00078. View abstract
  10. Revision ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Mar; 40(3):129-134. View abstract
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Sport Participation and Specialization Characteristics Among Pediatric Soccer Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Mar; 7(3):2325967119832399. View abstract
  15. 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
  16. Olecranon fractures in children and adolescents: outcomes based on fracture fixation. J Child Orthop. 2018 Oct 01; 12(5):497-501. View abstract
  17. Revision ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Mar 05. View abstract
  18. 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
  19. Psychological Factors Associated With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Recovery. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Mar; 4(3):2325967116638341. View abstract
  20. Psychological Aspects of Recovery Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Aug; 23(8):501-9. View abstract
  21. Hybrid Anterolateral Approach for Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures. Orthopedics. 2015 Jul 01; 38(7):430-4. View abstract
  22. Stability Outcomes following Computer-Assisted ACL Reconstruction. Minim Invasive Surg. 2015; 2015:638635. View abstract
  23. Adolescent differences in knee stability following computer-assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2014 Oct 27; 6(4):5653. View abstract
  24. Forearm diaphyseal fractures in the adolescent population: treatment and management. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Feb; 25(2):201-9. View abstract
  25. Treatment of diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2014 Apr 22; 6(2):5325. View abstract
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Predicting pulmonary embolus in orthopedic trauma patients using the Wells score. Orthopedics. 2013 May; 36(5):e642-7. View abstract
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Adolescent patellar osteochondral fracture following patellar dislocation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Aug; 21(8):1856-61. View abstract
  32. Adverse drug events in pediatric outpatients. Ambul Pediatr. 2007 Sep-Oct; 7(5):383-9. View abstract
  33. 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
  34. The costs of a national health information network. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Aug 02; 143(3):165-73. View abstract