Andrei Krassioukov

Department of Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Director of ICORD

Phone: 604 675 8819

Web pages: Lab webpage


  • MD Volgograd State Medical School, Russia
  • PhD Ivan Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia


  • spinal cord injury
  • mechanisms of autonomic dysfunctions
  • autonomic dysreflexia
  • models of spinal cord injury and clinical studies in humans

Research Interests

Research in the Cardiovascular Autonomic Laboratory at ICORD is focused on examining the mechanisms of various autonomic dysfunctions that individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) experience following initial trauma and many years after injury. For the last twenty years, Dr. Krassioukov's research has focused specifically on examination of unstable arterial blood pressure control and the life threatening phenomenon known as autonomic dysreflexia. There are two major branches of research in the Krassioukov lab: discovery models of SCI and clinical studies in humans.

For more information, please visit the lab webpage here.

Selected Publications

For a more complete listing, please visit this page.

Scott, J., D. Warburton, D. Williams and A. Krassioukov. Spaceflight and Spinal Cord Injury: Challenges, Concerns and Common Problems. Spinal Cord. 2011 Jan;49(1):4-16. Epub 2010 May 25.

Lam T., K. Pauhl, A. Krassioukov, and J. Eng. Using robotic force fields to augment body-weight supported treadmill training: a case report in an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury. Phys Ther. 2011 Jan;91(1):143-51. Epub 2010 Dec 2.

Grant C, Briscoe N, Mezei M, Krassioukov A. Guillian-Barre syndrome in high tetraplegia following acute respiratory illness. Spinal Cord. 2011 Mar;49(3):480-1.

Biering-Sorensen F, Alexander MS, Burns S, Charlifue S, Devivo M, Dietz V, Krassioukov A, Marino R, Noonan V, Post MW, Stripling T, Vogel L, Wing P. Recommendations for translation and reliability testing of international spinal cord injury data sets. Spinal Cord. 2011 Mar;49(3):357-60. [Epub ahead of print]

Mills PB, Krassioukov A. Autonomic function as a missing piece of the classification of Paralympic athletes with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2011 Jul;49(7):768-76

Bauman WA, Biering-Sorensen F, Krassioukov A. The International Spinal Cord Injury Endocrine and Metabolic Function Basic Data Set. Spinal Cord. 2011 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]