Jacqueline Cristini, PA-C, MMSc.
Jacqueline Cristini, PA-C, MMSc., is a licensed Physician Assistant who specializes in Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC). Ms. Cristini earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY, received her Physician Assistant Certification from Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island, NY and obtained a Master of Medical Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to joining SBMC, she was the Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Program at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. She was a research coordinator with movement disorder clinical trials in the Department of Neurology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ,has been a co-investigator on numerous phase 3 and phase 4 clinical trials, and published four book chapters and a number of abstracts. In her clinical practice, Ms. Cristini focuses on comprehensive care for patients with movement disorders and places a strong emphasis on educational community outreach programs. As part of a multidisciplinary team, she provides leading-edge therapies including deep brain stimulation surgery and has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders for much of her career. She received the Outstanding Humanitarian Physician Assistant award in 2012 from the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants.