Oksana Volshteyn, MD

Head of the Neurorehabilitation Division; Professor of Neurology and of Medicine




Additional Titles

  • Director, Amputee Rehabilitation Service
  • Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Certified
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine - Certified
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine - Certified


  • Listed in America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002-2008
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002, Best Doctors, Inc


  • Juknis N, Cooper JM, Volshteyn O. The changing landscape of spinal cord injury. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012;109:149-66.
  • Duwayri Y, Vallabhaneni R, Kirby JP, Mueller MJ, Volshteyn O, Geraghty PJ, Sicard GA, Curci JA. Early protection and compression of residual limbs may improve and accelerate prosthetic fit: a preliminary study. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb;26(2):242-9.
  • Dromerick AW, Kumar A, Volshteyn O, Edwards DF. Hemiplegic shoulder pain syndrome: interrater reliability of physical diagnosis signs. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Feb;87(2):294-5.
  • Sadowsky C, Volshteyn O, Schultz L, McDonald JW. Spinal cord injury. Disabil Rehabil. 2002 Sep 10;24(13):680-7. Review.

Dr. Volshteyn is the Head of the Spinal Cord Injury Section in the NeuroRehabilitation Division of the Department of Neurology. She is aso a Clinical Director of the Amputee Rehabilitation Service at Washington University Medical Center and The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.

Since 1992 Dr. Volshteyn has been the Director of the PM&R Residency Training Program at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/SLCH Consortium.

My areas of clinical specialty include rehabilitation of spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis patients, central pain syndromes and spasticity,as well as rehabilitation of amputee population.

I provide assessment and management of the patient who require Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy and Botulimun Toxim treatment for spasticity of brain and spinal cord origin in the setting of multidisciplinary Spasticity Clinic.

I have a strong interest in education and dedicate a substantial part of my time to teaching residents and medical students in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine.