Teresa L. Massagli, MD

Teresa L. Massagli, MD


On staff since May 1988

Academic Title: Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine; Adjunct Pofessor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"The concepts of active learning, self-reflection and collaboration are central to my philosophy of education and clinical care. In rehabilitation, we are privileged to develop long-term relationships with our patients. Our focus is on maintaining the highest level of function in the real world, as children with disabilities grow and develop. I feel responsible to my patients to train high-quality rehabilitation physicians who will care for them when they are adults and who will care for the next generation of children."


  • Shannon Wasilla, Alaska 11.28.11

    Dr. Massagli was the attending physician after our daughter sustained a gunshot would that left her paralyzed at the breast level. During the most trying and horrendous time Dr. Massagli and her team always kept us informed and helped our family to make the best choices for our daughters expeditious recovery. Thanks to Dr. Massagli and the rehabilitation team at children's our family left with the crucial tools to care for a medically complex child at home as well as in the community!


Board Certification(s)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012


  • Musick DW, Bockenek WL, Massagli TL, Miknevich MA, Poduri KR, Sliwa JA, Steiner M
    Reliability of the physical medicine and rehabilitation resident observation and competency assessment tool: a multi-institution study.
    20173427 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2010 Mar. : 235-44
  • Massagli TL
    From novice to expert: obstacles and opportunities for residency programs.
    20193934 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2010 Feb. : 87-90
  • Massagli TL, Carline JD
    Reliability of a 360-degree evaluation to assess resident competence.
    17885319 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2007 Oct. : 845-52
  • Hakimi KN, Massagli TL
    Anterior spinal artery syndrome in two children with genetic thrombotic disorders.
    15832907 The journal of spinal cord medicine , 2005 : 69-73
  • Massagli TL, Fann JR, Burington BE, Jaffe KM, Katon WJ, Thompson RS
    Psychiatric illness after mild traumatic brain injury in children.
    15375812 Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2004 Sept. : 1428-34
  • Han JJ, Massagli TL, Jaffe KM
    Fibrocartilaginous embolism--an uncommon cause of spinal cord infarction: a case report and review of the literature.
    14970983 Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2004 Jan. : 153-7


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Examination in Evolution ABPMR Retreat New York City July 23, 2009