Dr. Chris Centeno

Dr. Christopher Centeno, M.D.

Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics.  He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesia.

Dr. Chris Centeno is one of the few physicians in the world with extensive experience in the culture expansion of and clinical use of adult stem cells to treat orthopedic injuries. His clinic incorporates a variety of revolutionary pain management techniques to bring its broad patient base relief and results.  Dr. Chris Centeno treats patients from all over the US who travel to Colorado to under-go innovative, non-surgical treatments. Dr. Chris Centeno has chaired multiple international research based conferences.  He also maintains an active research based practice, with multiple publications listed in the US National Library of Medicine.  Dr. Centeno has also served as editor-in-chief of a medical research journal dedicated to traumatic injury.

Dr. Chris Centeno trained at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center and the Institute for Rehabilitation Research.  He hails from both Florida and New York and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three children.

 

 

Christopher J. Centeno, M.D.

403 Summit Blvd, Ste 201; Broomfield, CO 80021

303-429-6448

centenooffice@regenexx.com


Education and Medical Training

Residency
Baylor College of Medicine/The Institute for Rehab Research
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Internship
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospitals

Doctor of Medicine 1985-1989
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Undergraduate Degree 1981-1985
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Cum Laude, Chemistry

Licensure and Certifications

State of Colorado, Active, 1993-Present
State of Texas, Inactive, 1990-1993
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physical Medicine
Board Certified, Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesia
Board Certified, Level II Certified, Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation, 1993
Recertified – 1996, 1999

Administrative and Medical Positions

President, Colorado Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Medical Advisory Board, Neostem, Inc.
Medical Director, Regenerative Sciences, Inc.
Co-medical Director, Centeno-Schultz Clinic
Program Co-Chair, 2007 International Trauma Congress (Miami, Florida)
Program Co-Chair, 2006 International Trauma Congress (Portland, Oregon)
Program Chair, 2005 International Trauma Congress (Breckenridge, Colorado)
Program Chair, 2003 International Trauma Congress (Denver, Colorado)
Editor in Chief, Whiplash and Related Disorders (peer-reviewed medical journal)
Medical Director, Spinal Injury Foundation (501c3 non-profit)
Chief Medical Officer, CustomMed Solutions
Executive Medical Director, Trauma-Care IPA (Statewide Auto/WC IPA) 1998-2000
Medical Director, Progressive Insurance SC-PPO Program
Peer Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Co-Chair, Boulder County Bar Association Medical-Legal Committee 1997-2001
Board Member, Rehabilitation Associates of Colorado
Medical Director, Columbia Challenge Center Northwest
Medical Director, QMC3 (Auto Injury PPO)
Chairman-Physician Advisory Commission, QMC3
Emergency Room Staff Physician, Liberty Hospital

Legislative Expert Testimony

Colorado State Senate Subcommittee, regarding SB-9 January, 2002
Colorado State Senate Subcommittee, regarding SB-126 February, 2000
Canada Legislative Assembly, written testimony regarding spinal injury
Massachusetts Division of Insurance, regarding auto-managed care August, 1996

National and International Presentations

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: April, 2014
The Science of Stem Cells and Age Management Medicine
Update on Testosterone/Thyroid Optimization Protocol to Determine the Effects of a Short-Term Program on Stem Cell Activity
Orlando, Florida

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation October, 2013
The Use of Stem Cells in Disc Bulges and DDD-Clinical Experience
Program on Biologic Treatments for Intervertebral Disc
Washington, D.C.

American Association of Orthopedic Medicine: August, 2013
Registry Data from Stem Cells Used to Treat Orthopedic Injuries
Denver, CO

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: May, 2013
The Science of Stem Cells and Age Management Medicine
Testosterone/Thyroid Optimization Protocol to Determine the Effects of a Short-Term Program on Stem Cell Activity
Hollywood, Florida

30h Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference: April, 2013
Current Science, EBM and Practical Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Bone Marrow Aspiration Under Ultrasound Workshop
Phoenix, Arizona

The Vatican Second International Stem Cell Conference: April, 2013
The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Orthopedics: 8 Years of Clinical Experience
Panel Discussion – Organ and Tissue Regeneration – The Use of Stem Cells in Knee Osteoarthritis
Rome, Italy

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: November, 2012
The 5 Most Common Workout Injuries: Using Biologic Therapies to Keep Your Middle-Aged Weekend Warrior Going
Las Vegas, Nevada

First Annual Houston Stem Cell Summit: October, 2012
Centeno-Schultz Clinical Experience
Houston, Texas

Univ. Wisconsin School of Medicine Prolotherapy Research Symposium: October, 2012
Same Day Bone Marrow Isolate vs. Cultured Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Knee Arthritis: Clinical Outcome Comparison and Platelet MSC Response
Madison, Wisconsin

TOBI 3rd Annual PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium: July, 2012
Advanced Regenerative Medicine Procedures: Surgical Alternative Case Studies
Los Angeles, California

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: May 2012
Stem Cells in Medicine- Orthopedic Conditions
Hollywood, Florida

29h Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference: April, 2012
Intradiscal Stems Cells; Are they an Effective Treatment Technique?
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

International Whiplash Conference: April, 2012
Interventional Pain Techniques: When and How Do We Treat?
Bristol, England

International Stem Cell Society (STEMSO) Conference: February, 2012
Delivering Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapies Via a Strict Registry Based Approach: The Regenexx Experience
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

28th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting: January, 2012
Experience with Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells: FDA Issues
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Vatican First International Stem Cell Conference: November, 2011
Clinical Focus: Organ and  Tissue Regeneration
Rome, Italy

International Whiplash Trauma Congress: August, 2011
Whiplash-Associated Disorders: The Persisting Lexicon of a Failed Venture Cervical Radiofrequency or Biologics for Facet Injury?
Lund, Sweden

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: April, 2011
An Overview of Conditions Treated with Stem Cells
Hollywood, Florida

Future Medicine: Towards Regenerative Engineering, Universidad Católica: April, 2011
An Overview of MSC culture in Orthopedic Applications
Percutaneous Treatment of Knee and Hip Arthritis using Cultured MSCs
A Device to Improve MSC Attachment at Orthopedic Repair Sites
Treatment of Lumbar Disc Bulges using Cultured MSCs
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Univ. Pittsburgh): April, 2011
A Controlled Outcome Study of Adult, Autologous, Culture Expanded Mesenchymal
Stem Cell Treatment for Symptomatic Osteoarthritic Hip and Knee Joints
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

28h Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference: April, 2011
Autologous Stem Cell Therapy in Knee OA
Las Vegas, Nevada

International Cellular Medicine Society Annual Conference: November, 2010
FDA and Stem Cell Regulation
Bone Marrow Aspirate Collection of Stem Cells
Las Vegas, Nevada

Stem Cells USA & Regenerative Medicine Congress: September, 2010
Will The Practice of Medicine Change Cell Therapy?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Florida Academy of Pain Management: July, 2010
Stem Cells in Pain Management
West Palm Beach, Florida

WorldLink Medical Symposium: June, 2010
Orthopedics 2.0 – The Use of Stem Cells in Orthopedic Injuries
Vetting World Stem Cell Therapies
Salt Lake City, Utah

Florida Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners Annual Meeting: May, 2010
The Development of Stem Cells for Pain Management Procedures
Orlando, Florida

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: April, 2010
Vetting World Stem Cell Therapies-Clinical Application
Boca Raton, Florida

Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association: April, 2010
Orthopedics 2.0-The Use of Adult Stem Cells for Athletic Injuries
Denver, Colorado

International Cellular Medicine Society Annual Conference: November, 2009
ICMS Treatment Registry Methodology
The Use of Stem Cells in Orthopedic Injuries
Las Vegas, Nevada

17th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Stem Cell Summit: September, 2009
Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Orthopedics
San Jose, California

American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Annual Conference -Prolotherapy/Restorative Injection Therapy Workshop: August, 2009
Regenerative Medicine 3.0 using Autologous Stem Cells
Denver, Colorado

Florida Academy of Pain Management -26th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar: July, 2009
Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Degenerative Disc Disease
Palm Beach, Florida

26th Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference: April, 2009
Regenerative Medicine 3.0 using Autologous Stem Cells
Palm Springs, California

16th Annual Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies: December, 2008
Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Musculoskeletal Repair: Case Reports and Review of Imaging
Las Vegas, Nevada

Florida Academy of Pain Management -25th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar: August, 2008
Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Lumbar Disc Disease
Orlando, Florida

16th Annual Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies: July, 2008
Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Musculoskeletal Repair: Case Reports and Review of Imaging
Washington, D.C.

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference: May, 2008
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Musculoskeletal Repair: Case Reports and Review of Imaging
Boca Raton, Florida

International Whiplash Trauma Congress: November, 2007
Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Re-implantation for Musculoskeletal Repair
Miami, Florida

International Whiplash Trauma Congress: June, 2006
Autologous Stem Cell Re-implants for Joint Injury Repair
Portland, Oregon

International Whiplash Trauma Congress: February, 2005
Sub-failure Instability in Late Whiplash
Breckenridge, Colorado

Brain Injury Association of Colorado Annual Conference: October, 2004
Eye Movement and Reading Comprehension in a Whiplash Injured Cohort (Research Update)
Vail, Colorado

First International Conference on Cervicogenic Headache and Whiplash Instability in Cervicogenic Headache : September, 2004
Providing Information concerning Whiplash to Patients and Society
Oslo, Norway

American Academy of Pain Medicine: March, 2004
Neuromodulation for Axial Spine Pain
Orlando, Florida

SPECT in Traumatic Brain Injury: February, 2004
The Neuromechanical Model of Late Whiplash
Denver, Colorado

2003 International Whiplash Trauma Congress, Moderator/Co-Chair October, 2003
Denver, Colorado

International Spinal Trauma Congress: June, 2003
Sub-Failure Cervical Instability
Chicago, Illinois

Whiplash 2003 Congress: May, 2003
Prognosis in Whiplash Related Disorders
Bath, England

2001 International WAD Congress: March, 2001
An International Cohort of Functional Disability
Questionnaires Collected Via Internet
Berne, Switzerland

Whiplash 2000 Congress: May 2000
International Cohort Comparison of Functional Disability Following Acceleration-Deceleration Syndromes
Bath, England

North American Whiplash Trauma Conference: November, 1999
Cervicogenic Dizziness
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Managing the Cost of Auto Injuries, Conference Chair December, 1998
Orlando, Florida

National Academy of Occupational Health Professionals: July, 1998
Using Technology to Control Worker’s Comp Costs
San Francisco, California

Auto Managed Care: June, 1998
Directed PPOs in Auto Insurance
Atlanta, Georgia

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Annual Meeting: May, 1998
Auto-Managed Care
Boston, Massachusetts

Auto Managed Care: June, 1997
The Future of Auto Managed Care
Atlanta, Georgia

AAPMR PASSOR: March, 1997
Computers, Outcomes and Musculoskeletal Medicine
San Diego, California

Auto Managed Care:July, 1996
CRA Managed Care
New York, New York

Continuing Medical Education

Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Orlando, FL – April, 2014
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Hollywood, FL – May, 2013
30h Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference  Phoenix, AZ – Apr.2013
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Las Vegas, NV – Nov.2012
Univ. Wisconsin School of Medicine Prolotherapy Research Symposium  Madison, WI – Oct.2012
TOBI 3rd Annual PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium  Los Angeles, CA – July 2012
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Hollywood, FL – May. 2012
29h Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference  Ft Lauderdale, FL – Apr.2012
28th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting  Las Vegas, NV – Jan.2012
International Whiplash Trauma Congress  Lund, Sweden – Aug. 2011
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Hollywood, FL – Apr. 2011
28h Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference  Las Vegas, NV – Apr. 2011
Vertos Medical Mild Percutaneous Laminectomy  Sept. 2011
Course on the Future of Medicine towards Regenerative Engineering, Catholic University of Argentina  Buenos Aires, Argentina – Apr.2011
International Cellular Medicine Society Annual Conference  Las Vegas, NV – Nov. 2011
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Boca Raton, FL –Apr. 2010
International Cellular Medicine Society Annual Conference  Las Vegas, NV –Nov. 2009
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference  Boca Raton, FL –Nov. 2009
17th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies – Stem Cell Clinical Summit  San Jose, CA –Sept. 2009
American Association of Orthopedic Medicine – Prolotherapy/ Denver, CO – Aug. 2009
Restorative Injection Therapy Workshop ABPAQRP 26th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar  Boca Raton, FL – Apr. 2009
26th Annual American Association of Orthopedic Medicine Conference  Palm Springs, CA – Apr. 2009
16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies  Las Vegas, NV –Dec. 2008
Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference Boca Raton, FL – May 2008
16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies  Washington D.C. – July 2008
Florida Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting  Orlando, FL –Aug. 2008
International Whiplash Trauma Congress Miami, FL –Nov. 2007
Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgery Course  Rosemont, IL – Sept. 2007
GN Optometric Course: Test Administration, Test Interpretation & Hands-on VNG/ENG  May 2007
International Whiplash Trauma Congress  Portland, OR – June 2006
Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support  Denver, CO – June 2006
Radiofrequency Treatment  Phoenix, AZ – Sept. 2005
International Whiplash Trauma Congress  Breckenridge, CO –Feb. 2005
Electronystagmography Test Administration and Interpretation  Chicago, IL – Oct. 2004
GN Optometric 1st International Conference on Cervicogenic Headache & Whiplash  Oslo, Norway – Sept. 2004
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification, St. Anthony’s Central  Denver, CO -July 2004
American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting  Orlando, FL – Mar. 2004
International Whiplash Trauma Congress  Denver, CO – Oct. 2003
Center for Research into Accident Safety and Health – CRASH 2003  San Diego, CA – July 2003
Occupant Kinematics and Live & Dummy Instrumented Crash Testing, International Spinal Trauma Congress  Chicago, IL – June 2003
Level III International Spinal Injection Society Cervical Course  Memphis, TN – Nov. 2002
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Avista Hospital  Louisville, CO – 2002
Basic Life Support, St. Anthony’s North Hospital  Thornton, CO – 2002
Level II International Spinal Injection Society Thoracic Course  Chicago, IL – 2002
Center for Research into Accident Safety and Health – CRASH 2002  San Diego, CA – 2002
Occupant Kinematics and Live & Dummy Instrumented Crash Testing Level I ISIS Course  San Francisco, CA – 2002
Center for Research into Accident Safety and Health- CRASH 2001
Occupant Kinematics and Live & Dummy Instrumented  San Francisco, CA – 2001
Crash Testing General Motors/Texas A&M, College Station, Texas-2001
PASSOR Spinal Injection Workshop  San Francisco, CA – 2001
Annual Meeting of the AAPMR San Francisco, CA – 2001
ETPS/Acupuncture, Acumed Medical  Chicago, IL – 2001
Prolotherapy, Univ. of Wisconsin Health Sciences  Madison, WI – 2001
International WAD Congress  Berne, Switzerland – 2001
Whiplash 2000 Bath, England – 2001
ETPS/Acupuncture, Acumed Medical  Boulder, CO – 2001
AAPMR Annual Conference  Chicago, IL – 2000
Segmental Spinal Stabilization: Specific Assessment and Treatment for Low Back Pain  Denver, CO – 1999
North American Whiplash Trauma Conference Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – 1999
Manage the Cost of Auto Insurance through Effective Cost Containment Strategies  Orlando, FL – 1999
National Academy of Occupational Health Professionals San Francisco, CA – 1998
American College of Occupational and Environmental Boston, MA – 1998
Medicine Annual Meeting AAPMR PASSOR Mid-Year Update San Diego, CA – 1997
Auto Managed Care: The Future Atlanta, GA – 1997
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado-Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Denver, CO – 1996
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado-Thoracic Spine and Ribcage Denver, CO – 1996
Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado-Cervical Spine Denver, CO – 1996
AAPMR Annual Conference San Francisco, CA – 1993

Research Grants

Australian Research Council Grant LP0560611, in conjunction with 2005
University of Queensland Multi-Centre Predictive Study in Acute Whiplash-U.S. Site

Peer Review for Medical Research Articles

Cell Transplantation ISSN: 0963-6897
Pain Physician Journal ISSN: 1533-3159
PMR Journal ISSN: 1934-1482

Research, Publications and Juried Presentations

Dregalla RC, Lyons NF, Reischling PD, Centeno CJ: Amide-Type Local Anesthetics and Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Clinical Implications for Stem Cell Therapy. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014 Jan.

Centeno CJ,: Clinical Challenges and opportunities of mesenchymal stem cells in musculoskeletal medicine. PM R 2014 Jan.

Peeters CM, Leijs MJ, Reijman M, Osch GJ, Bos PK. Safety of intra-articular cell therapy with culture-expanded stem cells in humans: a systematic literature review. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2013 Oct.
(This is a meta-analysis where we supplied our source data on the cultured stem cell procedure.)

Centeno CJ, D Freeman M.; Percutaneous injection of autologous, Culture expanded mesenchymal stem cells into carpometacarpal hand joints: a case series with an untreated comparison group. Wien Med Wochenschr.2013 Aug.

Centeno CJ, Schultz JR, Cheever M, Freeman M, Faulkner S, Robinson B, Hanson R.: Safety and complications reporting Update on the Re-Implantation of Culture-Expanded Mesenchymal stem cells using Autologous Platelet Lysate Technique. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 2011 Oct 17

Centeno CJ, Schultz JR. Cheever M, Freeman M, Robinson B, Faulkner S.: A Case Series of Percutaneous Treatment on Non-Union Fractures with Autologous, Culture Expanded, Bone Marrow Derived, Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Platelet Lysate. Journal of Bioengineering and Biomedical Science. 2011

Centeno CJ, Freeman M, Schultz J, Cheever M, Faulkner S, Hanson R, Kohles S. Clinical Percutaneous Implantation of Autologous, Culture-Expanded MSCs into Peripheral Joints. Orthopedic Research Society 2011 Annual Meeting. Long beach California. January 2011

Centeno CJ. Should Autologous Stem Cells be Regulated the same as Mass produced Drugs? Tissue Engineering International and Regenerative Medicine Society Annual Conference. Orlando Florida, Dec 8th 2010

Rosa S, Freeman M, Harshfield D, Smith F, Bennett R, Centeno CJ, Kormel E, Nystrom A, Dan Heffez D, Kohles S. A case-control study of cerebellar tonsillar ectopia (Chiari) and head/neck (whiplash) trauma. Brain Injury-Accepted for publication, in pre-press

Carpenter RS, Goodrich LR, Frisbee DD, Kisiday JD, Carbone B, McIlwraith CW, Centeno CJ, Hidaka C. Osteoblastic differentiation of human and equine adult bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells when BMP-2 or BMP-7 homodimer genetic modification is compared to BMP-2/7 heterodimer genetic modification in the presence and absence of dexamethasone. J Orthop Res. 2010 Oct;28(10):1330-7

Centeno C, Schultz JR, Cheever M, Robinson B, Freeman m, Marasco W. Safety and Complications Reporting on the Re-implantation of Culture-Expanded Mesenchymal Stem Cells using Autologous Platelet Lysate Technique. Current Stem Cell research and Therapy March 2010 Volume 5, Number 1

Centeno CJ, Freeman MD, Kohles SS. A systematic approach to clinical determinations of causation in symptomatic spinal disc injury following motor vehicle crash trauma PM& R Journal Oct 2009 1(10): 951-6

Centeno CJ, Freeman MD, Katz E. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Whiplash Injury in the Upper Cervical Spine: Controversy or Confounding? The Spine Journal 2009 Sep;9(9):789-90

Centeno CJ, Schultz R. Reduction in Disc Extrusion Size Annulus Using Percutaneously Implanted Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Platelet Supernatant. American Academy of Interventional Pain Physicians 11th Annual Meeting Washington DC, June 2009

Freeman M, Ake N, Centeno CJ. Chronic Whiplash and Central Sensitization; An Evaluation of the Role of Myofascial Trigger Points in Pain Modulation. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury. 2009, 4:2

Centeno CJ, Freeman M. Etiologic and demographic characteristics of crash related disc injuries. The Spine Journal Volume 8, 1S 191S

Centeno CJ, et al. Regeneration of meniscus cartilage in a knee treated with Percutaneously implanted autologous mesenchymal stem cells. Medical Hypothesis. Sep 2008. PMID: 18786777

Centeno CJ, Freeman M, Katz E. In Response to Myran et al in Spine 2008 Aug 15;33(18):2012-6

Centeno CJ. In Response to Letter to the Editor (Anatomy, Imaging Treatment Options for Baker’s Cyst). Pain Physician. 2008 May 11 (3):377-8.

Centeno CJ, Busse D, Kisiday J, Keohan C, Freeman M, Karli D. Increased Knee Cartilage Volume in Degenerative Joint Disease using Percutaneously Implanted, Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Pain Physician. 2008 May;11(3):343-53

Centeno C, Busse D, Kisiday J, Keohan C, Freeman M. Increased knee cartilage volume in degenerative joint disease using Percutaneously implanted, autologous mesenchymal cells, platelet lysate and dexamethasone. 2008; 9:246-251 American Journal of Case Reports.

Centeno CJ, Freeman M. Letters to the Editor Regarding Kongsted, et al. Clin Rehabil. 2008 Apr;22(4):377-8

Centeno CJ, Schultz J, Freeman M. Sclerotherapy of Baker’s Cyst with Imaging Confirmation of Resolution. Pain Physician. 2008 Mar-Apr;11(2):257-61

Freeman M, Centeno CJ, MD. Etiologic and demographic characteristics of traffic crash-related disc injuries. NASS 23rd Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, 2008 October 14-18.

Centeno CJ, Freeman, MD. Alberta rodeo riders do not develop late whiplash. J Rheumatol. 2007 Feb;34(2):451-2; author reply 452. No abstract available. PMID: 17304671

Centeno CJ, Elkins W, Freeman M, Elliott J, Sterling M, Katz E. Total Cervical Translation as a Function of Impact Vector as Measured by Flexion-extension Radiography. Pain Physicians 2007 Sept;10(5):667-71.

Centeno CJ, Kisiday J, Freeman M, Schultz JR.: Partial regeneration of the human hip via autologous bone marrow nucleated cell transfer: A case study. Pain Physician. 2006 July;9(3)253-6.

Centeno CJ, Elliott J, Elkins WL, Freeman M. Fluoroscopically guided cervical Prolotherapy for instability with blinded pre and post radiographic reading. Pain Physician. 2005 Jan;8(1):67-72. PMID: 16850045

Freeman MD, Centeno CJ. “Alar, Transverse, and Apical Ligament Strain Due to Head-Turned Rear Impact” by Maak et al. Spine. 2006 Aug 1;31(17):2030;author reply 2030. No abstract available. PMID: 16924225

Freeman MD, Nystrom A, Centeno CJ, Hand M. Chronic whiplash and central sensitization; does a trigger point “centroid” play an important role in pain modulation? Clin J Pain (in review)

Freeman MD, Centeno CJ, Kohles SS. A systematic approach to determinations of causation in symptomatic intervertebral disc injury following motor vehicle crash trauma. Spine Line (in review)

Bock SL, Centeno CJ, Elliott JM. The presence and interrater reliability of thoracic allodynia in a whiplash cohort. Pain Physician. 2005 Jul;8(3):267-70. PMID: 16850083

Freeman MD, Croft AC, Rossignol AM, Centeno CJ, Elkins WL. Chronic neck pain and whiplash: a case-control study of the relationship between acute whiplash injuries and chronic neck pain. Pain Res Manag. 2006 summer;11(2):79-83. PMID: 16770448

Centeno CJ, Elkins WL. Freeman M. Waddell’s signs revisited? Spine. 2004 Jul 1;29(13):1392; discussion 1393. No abstract available. PMID: 15223927

Centeno CJ, Elkins W, Manniko E. Eye Movements and Reading Comprehension in a Whiplash Injured and Control Cohort. Brain Injury Association of Colorado 21st Annual Conference; Vail, CO October 2-4, 2003

Centeno CJ, Fleishman J. Degenerative Disc Disease and Pre-existing Spinal Pain. Annals of Rheumatology. April 2003

Elliott J, Jacobsen E, Centeno CJ. Cranial Manipulation in a Patient with Possible Neurovascular Contact Injury at the Cerebello-Pontine Angle: A Case Report. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. July/Aug 2003, Vol. 9 No. 4 pages108-112.

Centeno CJ, Freeman MD, Herring P, Haneline M, Croft AC, Barric J. Late (Chronic) Whiplash Injury. Public Health Perspectives amidst a Controversial Literature. -Submitted for Publication

Elliott JM, Zylstra ED, Centeno CJ. The presence and utilization of psoas musculature despite congenital absence of the right hip. Man Ther. 2004 May;9(2):109-13. No abstract available. PMID: 15040970 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Centeno CJ, Freeman MD, Croft AC, Nicodemus CM, Haneline MT. Significant Spinal Injury Resulting From Low-Level Accelerations; A Case Series Of Roller Coaster Injuries. Submitted for Publication.

Freeman M., Sapir D., Centeno CJ, Croft A. Whiplash injury and occult vertebral fracture; a case series of bone SPECT imaging of patients with persisting spine pain following a motor vehicle crash. 29th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Monterey, CA

Centeno CJ, Freeman M, Croft A. A COMPARISON OF THE FUNCTIONAL PROFILE OF AN INTERNATIONAL COHORT OF WHIPLASH INJURED PATIENTS AND NON-PATIENTS; AN INTERNET STUDY. 2001 International Whiplash and Associated Disorders Congress. Berne, Switzerland

Freeman M, Centeno C, Croft C, Nicodemus C. SIGNIFICANT SPINAL INJURY RESULTING FROM LOW-LEVEL ACCELERATIONS; A COMPARISON WITH WHIPLASH. 2001 International Whiplash and Associated Disorders Congress. Berne, Switzerland

Centeno CJ, Freeman M. Functional Disability in European Whiplash Patients versus a Conference Sample of Normal Controls. Whiplash 2000, Bath England

Centeno CJ, Jaccobsen E. Cervicogenic Dizziness. North American Whiplash Trauma Conference. Victoria, British Columbia-1999

Reilly K, Williams W, Roth H, Centeno CJ, Entin H, Biskner J: A 3 Year Prospective Study of Isometric Strength with Chronic Low Back Pain Syndrome Patients. International Association for the Study of Pain, 7th World Congress, Paris, France.

Centeno CJ, Badal l, Martin J: Internalized Tenodesis. Annual Meeting of the American Paraplegia Society, Las Vegas Nevada, September 1991.

Centeno CJ, Clear man C: Iliopsoas Syndrome in Classical Ballet Dancers. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine, San Francisco, California,November, November 1992

Centeno CJ, Long C: The Normal Rate of Diadochokinesis of the Human Hand. Annual Meeting of the Southern Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Memphis, Tennessee, May 1989

Link to Abstracts and Research Section

Texts in Print:

Centeno CJ. The Spine Dictionary Hanley and Belfus. 1998

Centeno CJ. Emerging Trends in Traumatic Spine Injury Care. Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries Second Edition: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management. Aspen

Teaching Positions

Instructor, Progressive Insurance CR2 Whiplash Course
Instructor, Manual Physical Therapy Seminars of Colorado
Instructor, Differential diagnosis of spinal disorders for physical therapists 1995-1997

Professional Memberships

Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
Member, International Spinal Injection Society
Member, American Society for Interventional Pain Physicians
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Automotive Medicine Christopher J. Centeno, MD
Honors and Distinctions
Editor of Medical School Periodical
Cum Laude, Florida State University
President, Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity
Presidents List, Florida State University
Dean’s List, Florida State University
Chemistry Department Scholarship, Florida State University