Dr. Kristina Janssen Donovan is a physiatrist specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions utilizing a nonsurgical approach including medications, physical therapy, and muscle and joint injections. She also performs spinal injections including lumbar epidural steroid injections, caudal epidural injections, lumbar facet and medial branch blocks, and sacroiliac joint injections. She also received specialized training in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders and performs EMGs and nerve conduction studies.
Dr. Donovan joined the SportsMED team in 2012 after completing her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at UAB. There she was chief resident and recipient of the PM&R 2012 Huang Risident Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Donovan graduated cum laude from Marshall University with an undergraduate degree in Biology. She then attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine followed by an internal medicine internship at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Donovan conducted and participated in several clinical research studies on topics ranging from traumatic spinal cord injuries to outcomes of
arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. She has also been published in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Knowledge Now, a clinical resource site. Dr. Donovan is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Medical Association of Alabama, and the
Alabama Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Specialty Centers: Physiatry