Cristina Sarmiento, MD
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2016)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, Ohio State University (OH) (2012)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2017)
Residencies:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2021)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2021)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (2021)
Languages: English, French
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Research Interests

My research interests center around transitions of care from pediatric to adult healthcare settings for adolescents and young adults with disabilities. I am particularly interested in research that involves patients and families to develop effective and successful transition programs for all involved parties. I am also interested in improving overall healthcare for individuals with disabilities in order to reduce health disparities.

Publications

  • Barber K, Sarmiento C, Niehaus W. Hyperextension-Induced Dorsal Cord Syndrome: Case Presentation. PM R. 2020 May;12(5):518-521. PubMed PMID: 31498971
  • Sarmiento C, Miller SR, Chang E, Zazove P, Kumagai AK. From Impairment to Empowerment: A Longitudinal Medical School Curriculum on Disabilities. Acad Med. 2016 Jul;91(7):954-7. PubMed PMID: 26422593

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member, Council on Children with Disabilities
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Member
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry, Member
  • American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Member, Complex Care Committee

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
General pediatric rehabilitation, inpatient and consult pediatric rehabilitation medicine, transitions of care for adolescents and young adults with disabilities

Care Philosophy
I am passionate about providing comprehensive and developmentally appropriate care for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan. I am particularly interested in empowering adolescents and young adults with disabilities to be advocates for themselves and their healthcare.

Personal Interests
I love being outside in beautiful Colorado - hiking, running, camping, snowshoeing - especially if my two dogs (Sulley and Pula) can come along. I also enjoy trying new restaurants, creative plant-based cooking, and going to concerts (especially at Red Rocks!).

Volunteer Activities
I am passionate about improving inclusion and universal accessibility for individuals with disabilities. I helped to establish the Boulder Ballet Adaptive Dance Program and enjoy volunteering with them. Additionally, I love talking to medical students about how wonderful Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (especially Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine) is!

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy speaking about and advocating for Disability Rights, transitions of care for adolescents and young adults with medical complexity, and overall improving the quality of care for individuals with disabilities to reduce health disparities.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2016)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, Ohio State University (OH) (2012)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2017)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2021)
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2021)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (2021)
Languages: English, French
Department: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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