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Mary Christiaanse, MD

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Mary Christiaanse, MD

Mary Christiaanse, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Physician Rating

4.6 out of 5

28 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-7100

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • NPI: 1215911888

Clinical Interests

  • Child Development and Developmental Disabilities, Feeding and Growth in Developmental Disabilities

Education & Training

  • BA

    1978 - Butler University

  • MA

    1980 - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

  • MD

    1983 - The Ohio State University College of Medicine

  • Residency

    1986 - Pediatrics: Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago

  • Fellowship

    1993 - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Neck Muscles, Deglutition, Deglutition Disorders, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Neuromuscular Junction

Recent Publications

  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is no more effective than usual care for the treatment of primary dysphagia in children.
    Christiaanse ME, Mabe B, Russell G, Simeone TL, Fortunato J, Rubin B. Pediatr. Pulmonol. 2011 Jun; 46(6):559-65.
  • Development of an asset map of medical education research activity.
    Christiaanse ME, Russell EL, Crandall SJ, Lambros A, Manuel JC, Kirk JK. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2008; 28(3):186-93.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.


Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 5/20/2018

    for almost 16 years, Dr. Christiansen has been our FAVORITE and consistent health care provider. OUTSTANDING AND EXCELLENT are the only words to describe her!!!!!!!,

  • 4/25/2018

    Dr. Christiaanse has been one of two "lifelines" I have had in caring for our adopted daughter with special needs. I'm not sure Laura would even still be with us if it weren't for her guidance. She listens to our concerns and helps make suggestions for Laura's care. I truly feel we are a "team". She has always been there for us even when she didn't have to. I am a nurse and have been around hundreds of physicians. Dr. Christiaanse is one of the most caring, compassionate and knowledgable I have ever met. I'm not sure what we will do when she "retires"...

  • 12/31/2017

    Dr. Christiaanse is a wonderful doctor who listened to what I had to say and took my concerns, as a parent, seriously. I never feel brushed off or rushed in her office and I appreciate the time she takes to cover everything. I have and will continue to recommend her to others.

  • 10/11/2017

    It was by far the most satisfactory experience I have gotten with any doctor. My first shock was her coming to the waiting area to get us instead of her nurse.


We're sorry, Dr. Christiaanse is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at 336-713-4500.

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