Joani M. Christensen, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Dr. Christensen’s clinical focus is reconstruction of traumatic and oncologic defects, specifically growing the lymphedema surgery and breast reconstruction practices at Washington University. Her research focuses on reconstructive surgery outcomes, and translational work examining physiologic surgeries for lymphedema coupled with clinical outcomes of lymphedema surgeries as well as developing a lymphedema biorepository to improve surgical outcomes and examine possible systemic treatments for lymphedema.