Carol Vandenakker Albanese has clinical interests in diagnosis and non-operative care of spine conditions and problems related to sequelae of polio. She speaks locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to spine care and the management of polio-related conditions.,p>Dr. Vandenakker-Albanese, well-known for her expertise in post-polio syndrome, established the UC Davis Post-Polio Clinic in 2001. She serves as a guest reviewer for multiple medical journals and has authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal publications on topics relating to aging with disability, and rehabilitation of spine and post-polio conditions.
As the Residency Program Director and a Career Advisor for the medical school, she promotes quality medical education and awareness of the unique needs of patients with disabilities.
4860 Y St., Suite #1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Oral Roberts University
New York, New York
New York, New York
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987
American Spinal Injury Association
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Honors and Awards:
High School Valedictorian, 1976
National Merit Scholar, 1976
Select Recent Publications:
Vandenakker C: Brown-Sequard Syndrome. emedicine.com, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001.
Vandenakker C, Glass D: Menopause and Aging with a Disability. Phys Med Rehab Clin North Am 12:1, 2001.
Roach KE, Vandenakker C, Wise H, Markei L, Morales C, Lawrence S: A one year follow-up study of patients with post-polio syndrome and other polio survivors. Physical Therapy 77, 1997.
Roach KE, Vandenakker C, Wise H, Prieto N, Reilly K, Walker A, Van Bruggen P: A comparison between patients with post-polio syndrome and other polio survivors. Physical Therapy 76, 1996.
Vandenakker CB, Stein J, Kahn S: Implementation of an electrodiagnostic workshop program in a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. Amer J Phys Med & rehab 71 (41), 1992.
Armstrong RB, Vandenakker CB, Laughlin HH: Muscle blood flow patterns during exercise in partially curarized rats. Journal of Applied Physiology 58 (3):698-701, 1985.
Schwane JA, Johnson SR, Vandenakker CB, Armstrong RB: Delayed onset muscular soreness and plasma CPK and LDH activities after downhill running . Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 15 (1):51-56, 1983.