Christopher S. Formal, MD

Assistant Medical Director for Educational Programs, Residency Program Director

Christopher S. Formal, MD, has been a member of Magee’s medical staff since 1982, most recently as the assistant medical director for educational programs. Dr. Formal earned his BS at Haverford College in 1975 and at then received his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1979.

An expert in spinal cord injury, Dr. Formal has lectured extensively on this topic. He has also published numerous papers and abstracts. He teaches future physicians as Clinical Professor for the department of rehabilitation medicine at Jefferson Medical College.

Dr. Formal is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Physical Medicine&Rehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

“Rehabilitation is a team effort,” says Dr. Formal. “The most important member of the team changes constantly, and is often the patient. My area of expertise is spinal cord injury. I also enjoy working with patients and other team members at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.”