Christina A Wilson

Christina A Wilson, MD, PhD

Interim Chief, Vascular Neurology Division; Associate Chair Of Education; Neurology Residency Program Director; Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program Director

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.


Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)
2019 · AAN
Clinical Educator Award
2019 · UF Department of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2018 · UF College of Medicine
Exemplary Teacher Award
2017 · UF College of Medicine
AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award
2017 · American Academy of Neurology
Didactic Educator Award
2016 · UF Department of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2016 · UF College of Medicine
Physician Recognition Award
2015 · UF Health
Clinical Educator Award
2015 · UF Department of Neurology
Exemplary Teacher Award
2015 · UF College of Medicine
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

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


Jul 2019 ACTIVE
ARCADIA CSI (Cognition and Silent Infarcts) "Study"
UNIV OF CINCINNATI · Principal Investigator
Jun 2018 ACTIVE
Multi-arm Optimization of Stroke Thrombolysis (MOST) Stroke Trial
UNIV OF CINCINNATI · Principal Investigator
May 2017 ACTIVE
AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In prevention After cryptogenic stroke (ARCADIA)
UNIV OF CINCINNATI · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 – May 2017
DALF-PS-1016: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Two Dose Strengths of Dalfampridine Extended Release Tablets for Treatment of Stable Walking Deficits in Post-Ischemic Stroke (MILESTONE).
ACORDA THERAPEUTICS · Principal Investigator
Apr 2014 – Apr 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


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

Contact Details

(352) 294-5000