Christine ShortMD, FRCPC, FACP

Department of Medicine Head / District Chief, Associate professor


Department head/service chief: 902-473-2379
PM&R: 902-473-1409
FAX - Department head/service chief: 902-473-4067
FAX - PM&R / referrals: 902-473-3204
Mailing Address: 

Head, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University
District Chief, Department of Medicine, Central Zone, NSHA
Suite 442 Bethune Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9

Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Suite 208 Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
1341 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 4K4

Research Topics:
  • neurologic rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
  • spinal cord injury


After receiving her MD from Dalhousie University, Dr. Short pursued postgraduate medical training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, also at Dalhousie. She accepted appointments at Dalhousie and the QEII Health Sciences Centre upon receiving her fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1999. She recently served as division head / service chief of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Effective September 5, 2017, she now serves as department head / district chief for the Department of Medicine.

Research interests

Dr. Christine Short is studying medications that help improve walking and function in MS, treatment for severe neuropathic pain, and spasticity. Her goal is to improve people’s quality of life by improving function and reducing pain and suffering. Dr. Short also has an interest in women’s health. In her work as a clinician, she has found that women with MS and spinal cord injury face gender-specific challenges. She is examining women’s health issues in both conditions.

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