Shenko, Christina A., M.D.

Faculty – Middletown Office

Education

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Residency

Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, New York

Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Appointments

Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor
Quinnipiac University

Shenko, Christina A., M.D.

Prior to joining Middlesex Health, Dr. Shenko served as founding core faculty at the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program in New York City, where she was the director of the maternity care curriculum. She completed her family medicine residency at the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice, also in New York City. In addition, she is a medical acupuncturist and a certified lactation counselor. Her clinical interests include caring for people from medically under-served communities, women’s and maternal-child health, integrative medicine and full-spectrum reproductive health care. At Middlesex, she practices full scope family medicine, including inpatient medicine and obstetrics and leads our curricula in family planning, maternity care, medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders and outpatient procedural care.

What I like best about working at Middlesex...

The friendly and welcoming community was the very first thing that drew me to Middlesex Health, and it's been a pleasure to get to know and learn from this wonderful community.

My favorite thing to do with residents is...

To help them develop their manual skills for procedural care! Whether it's performing a joint injection, placing an IUD or delivering a baby, I really enjoy helping our physicians-in-training expand their physical, as well as intellectual, doctoring skills.

What I do for fun...

Most of my time not at work is with my family—as my two daughters get older, I am really enjoying getting to share my love of cooking with them. My girls are becoming excellent sous-chefs! In my rare solo moments, I can be found with a knitting project and a book (I became an e-reader convert when I realized I could then knit and read at the same time). Since our move from NYC, I also deeply appreciate getting to spend more time hiking, cross-country skiing and otherwise being outdoors in nature.