Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH
Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH

Karl J. Sandin, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Surgery


  • Assistant Professor


Karl Sandin MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery (trauma), Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha NE
Medical Director, Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute, Omaha, NE
President, Global Medical Rehabilitation Advisors
Karl John Sandin MD MPH is a physiatrist and public health practitioner.  He graduated from Wheaton College (IL), Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, and the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA.  He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in spinal cord injury medicine.  He has served in board leadership for Santa Barbara Health Initiative, Sister Kenny Foundation, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and currently is a board member of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association and chairs its clinical and consumer affairs committee.  Additionally he is the President of Global Medical Rehabilitation Advisors, a consultancy that assists American and international clients enter and succeed in medical rehabilitation.  He has assisted organizations on four continents achieve their objectives using a participant/observation approach.  He holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care of Creighton University School of Medicine.  He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and a textbook on stroke rehabilitation. 

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Quality in medical rehabilitation

Current Research Projects

  • Improving access to rehabilitation for survivors of trauma