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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Carol Vandenakker-Albanese, M.D. View profile as PDF

Carol  Vandenakker-Albanese

Clinical Interests

Dr. Vandenakker-Albanese has clinical interests in diagnosis and non-operative care of spine conditions and problems related to sequelae of polio. She has extensive experience working with a team of spine specialists to provide patients with consultation, an accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatments and therapies available. Dr. Vandenakker-Albanese is well-known for her expertise in post-polio syndrome and established the UC Davis Post-Polio Clinic in 2001.   

Dr. Vandenakker-Albanese emphasizes patient education regarding their conditions to promote self-management and patient directed care.  She speaks locally, nationally and internationally on topics related to spine care and the management of polio-related conditions.  She reviews manuscripts 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 department's Mentoring Director and Residency Program Director, she promotes quality medical education and fosters professional development.

 


Title:

Professor
Residency Program Director

Specialty:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Division:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Center/Program Affiliation:

Address/Phone:

Cannery Building
Spine Center
3301 C St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95816
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-7463

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Education:

M.D., Oral Roberts University, Tulsa OK 1986
B.S., Oral Roberts University, Tulsa OK 1980

Internships:

Internal Medicine, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York NY 1986-1987

Residency:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rusk Institute of Rehab Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 1987-1990

Board Certifications:

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1991

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
North American Spine Society

Select Honors and Awards:

David D. Kilmer Faculty Teaching Award, 2014

Select Recent Publications:

Vandenakker-Albanese, C: Post-Polio Syndrome. AAPM&R Knowledge Now, 2013.

Siegel L, Vandenakker Albanese C, Siegel D: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, and Management. Clin J Sport Med. 2012 July;22(4):349-355.

Moore MN, Vandenakker Albanese C, Hoffman MD: Use of Partial Body-Weight Support for Aggressive Return to Running after Lumbar Disk Herniation: A Case Report. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2010; 91: 803-805.

Grimby G, Li J, Vandenakker C, Sandel ME: Post-Polio Syndrome: A Perspective from Three Countries. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2009; 1:103 5-1040.

Vandenakker C, Glass D: Menopause and Aging with a Disability. Phys Med Rehab Clin North Am. 2001;12:1.

Vandenakker C: Brown-Sequard Syndrome. emedicine.com. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2001.

To see if Carol Vandenakker-Albanese is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).