Monica Ann Pessina, Ph.D.
Location: L – 1006, BUSM
Dr. Pessina received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, followed by a Master’s in Education form Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine. She has extensive teaching experience in Anatomy at Boston University School of Medicine and at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her thesis research focused on the effects of hormone replacement therapy on the structure and function of the female reproductive system. Currently, she is pursuing research related to the return of motor function after cortical injury in a primate model. Dr. Pessina continues clinical work in the area of upper extremity rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital and her clinical research addresses functional outcomes after hand injuries.
Differential regulation of the expression of estrogen, progesterone, and androgen receptors by sex steroid hormones in the vagina: immunohistochemical studies. Pessina MA, Hoyt RF Jr, Goldstein I, Traish AM. Journal of Sexual Medicine J Sex Med. 2006 Sep;3(5):804-14.
Acute hand burns in children: management and long-term outcome based on a 10-year experience with 698 injured hands. Sheridan RL, Baryza MJ, Pessina MA, O’Neill KM, Cipullo HM, Donelan MB, Ryan CM, Schulz JT, Schnitzer JJ, Tompkins RG. Ann Surg. 1999 Apr;229(4):558-64.