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Teresa L. Massagli, MD

Teresa L. Massagli, MD


On staff since May 1988

Children's Title: Director, Rehabilitation Residency

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."


ShannonWasilla, Alaska11.28.11
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!
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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 NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009


Reliability of the physical medicine and rehabilitation resident observation and competency assessment tool: a multi-institution study.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2010 Mar: 235-44
From novice to expert: obstacles and opportunities for residency programs.
PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2010 Feb: 87-90
Reliability of a 360-degree evaluation to assess resident competence.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2007 Oct: 845-52
Anterior spinal artery syndrome in two children with genetic thrombotic disorders.
The journal of spinal cord medicine , 2005: 69-73
Psychiatric illness after mild traumatic brain injury in children.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2004 Sep: 1428-34
Fibrocartilaginous embolism--an uncommon cause of spinal cord infarction: a case report and review of the literature.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2004 Jan: 153-7


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Examination in EvolutionABPMR RetreatNew York CityJuly 23, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OB.8.410 - Rehabilitation Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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