Christina A Wilson

Christina A Wilson M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor & Chief Division Of Stroke/Neurovascular Division

Department: MD – VASCULAR NEUROLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000

About Christina A Wilson

Christina Wilson, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She serves as the Neurology Residency Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Director, and Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Neurology. She is also the interim chief of the vascular neurology division and a key member of the only comprehensive stroke program in north central Florida.

Dr. Wilson graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She completed her doctorate degree in pharmacology in 2001 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her research focused on the cell biology of presenilin proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease, for which she was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Wilson completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and was an intern in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she was elected Intern of the Year. She then completed her residency in neurology in 2012 at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a neurovascular fellow at the same institution from 2012-2013.

Dr. Wilson joined the faculty of the UF Department of Neurology in 2013 and began as residency program director in 2015. She currently provides stroke care for hospitalized patients and supervises resident continuity clinic. Dr. Wilson also handles didactic training of stroke mechanisms of disease and mentors stroke fellows, medical students and residents. Dr. Wilson’s main interests lie in neurology graduate medical education and clinical stroke management. She is the local primary investigator for several national clinical stroke trials and regularly educates the community and EMS about stroke via outreach events.

Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Stroke Association and American Academy of Neurology.

Honors & Awards

Clinical Educator Award
2019 · UF Department of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2018 · UF College of Medicine
AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award
2017 · American Academy of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2017 · UF College of Medicine
Exemplary Teacher Award
2016 · UF College of Medicine
Didactic Educator Award
2016 · UF Department of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2015 · UF College of Medicine
Physician Recognition Award
2015 · UF Health
Clinical Educator Award
2015 · UF Department of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2014 · UF College of Medicine
Intern of the Year
2009 · Pennsylvania Hospital
Predoctoral Fellow
1995-2000 · Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Board Certifications

Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Vascular Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm in the brain
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Stroke risk factors and prevention
  • Transient ischemic attack

Grants

June 2018ACTIVE
Multi-arm Optimization of Stroke Thrombolysis (MOST) Stroke Trial
UNIV OF CINCINNATI · Principal Investigator
May 2017ACTIVE
AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In prevention After cryptogenic stroke (ARCADIA)
UNIV OF CINCINNATI · Principal Investigator
April 2015 – May 2017
MILESTONE
ACORDA THERAPEUTICS · Principal Investigator
April 2014 – April 2019
Mltictr, rdmzd,dble-blind,dble-dummy,actve-comparator,event-driven, superiority ph 3I stdy of sec. prevtn. of strke and prevtn of systematic embolism in pts/w a recent Embolic Stroke of Undtrmned Srce ,compring rivaroxaban 15 mg once dly w/aspirin 100 mg
BAYER HEALTHCARE PHARMACEUTICALS · Principal Investigator

Education

2013
Fellowship – Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
2012
Residency – Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
2009
Internship – Internal Medicine
Pennsylvania Hospital
2008
Medical Degree
University of Pennsylvania
2001
Doctoral Degree
University of Pennsylvania
1995
Bachelors Degree
Furman University