Jacqueline Purtzki

Jacqueline Purtzki

Biography

Dr. Jacqueline Purtzki is a Royal College certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who completed further fellowship training in pediatric rehabilitation with the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, UBC, as well as certification in electrodiagnostics. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and the Division of PM & R in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her special interests are in the rehabilitation of pediatric brain injury, concussion, neuromotor and musculoskeletal conditions, spasticity management and transition of adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities. She has been the Medical Manager of the AYA Program and Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic at GF Strong and Medical Manager of the Spinal Cord Clinic at BCCH since 2016. She worked for over ten years in in and out-patient rehabilitation with severely brain injured and medically complex children. She developed the Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic for ages twelve to nineteen with her team of colleagues and sees patients of all ages in her private clinic. She is a member of the International Brain Injury Association. She is involved in resident and fellow teaching and is a member of the residency training committee and CPD committee for the UBC Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She participates in clinical research particularly pertaining to adolescent concussion rehabilitation and pediatric spinal cord injury.