Andrea J. Boon, M.D.

  1. Electrodiagnostic Physician
  2. Physiatrist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Andrea J. Boon, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Neurology. Her clinical focus is in musculoskeletal medicine and in clinical neurophysiology (diagnosis of nerve and muscle disease).

  • Conservative management of musculoskeletal disorders, including arthritis, tendinopathy
  • Rehabilitation management of neuromuscular disorders
  • Promoting patients' understanding of the underlying cause of their musculoskeletal symptoms
  • Educating and empowering patients to become partners in managing their symptoms
  • Ultrasound-guided joint injection with corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid
  • Ultrasound- and/or EMG-guided injections of botulinum toxin for spasticity management

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Boon is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows, and has spearheaded the incorporation of neuromuscular ultrasound in the Mayo EMG lab practice. Her current research focus is on developing a painless method of detecting and following neuromuscular disease in children (such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, myopathy), using ultrasound. She lectures nationally and internationally, and publishes frequently in scientific journals.

  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  2. Arthritis
  3. Axial spondyloarthritis
  4. Back pain
  5. Balance problem
  6. Biceps tendinitis
  7. Brachial plexus injury
  8. Bursitis
  9. Cervical herniated disc
  10. Cervical myelopathy
  11. Cervical pain
  12. Cervical radiculopathy
  13. Cervical spinal stenosis
  14. Cervical spondylosis
  15. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  16. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  17. Gait unsteadiness
  18. Herniated disk
  19. Knee arthritis
  20. Knee bursitis
  21. Knee disorder
  22. Knee pain
  23. Lumbar herniated disc
  24. Lumbar radiculopathy
  25. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  26. Lumbar spondylosis
  27. Muscle weakness
  28. Myelopathy
  29. Myopathy
  30. Neck pain
  31. Neuropathy
  32. Osteoarthritis
  33. Radiculopathy
  34. Rotator cuff tendinitis
  35. Sciatica
  36. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  37. Spasticity
  38. Spondylosis
  1. Botox injection
  2. Electromyography
  3. Injection
  4. Joint injection
  5. Nerve conduction study
  6. Platelet rich plasma injection
  7. Rehabilitation therapy
  8. Spasticity management for spinal cord injury
  9. Trigger point injection
  10. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  11. Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injection
  12. Viscosupplementation

Research interests: Neuromuscular ultrasound, regenerative medicine

  1. 2000
    Fellow - EMG Department of NeurologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1999
    Chief Resident - Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1999
    Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1996
    InternshipPresbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  5. 1990
    MB ChBUniversity of Otago Medical School
  6. 1986
    Other - Pre-MedVictoria University College

Certifications

  1. 2001
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  2. 2000
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    National Health Information Award Recipient: "MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation: Treatment for Facet Joint Pain," MC5675-10National Health Information Awards
  2. 2019
    Castle Connoly's Exceptional Women in Medicine for 2019Castle Connolly
  3. 2018
    Best Pediatric Research PaperAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  4. 2014
    President's Research Initiative AwardAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  5. 2013
    Best Abstract Award2nd International Conference & Course on Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  6. 2012
    Outstanding Advocacy AwardAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  7. 2011
    Scholarly Opportunity Award (CTSA)Mayo Foundation
  8. 2010
    Best Abstract AwardAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Annual Meeting
  9. 2007
    Runner up to Best Abstract AwardAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine Annual Meeting
  10. 2005
    CR20 Institutional Research AwardMayo Clinic
  11. 1999
    Chief residentDepartment of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  12. 1998
    Mayo Brothers' Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  13. 1998
    Research ScholarshipNIDRR/University of Missouri, Columbia, Research Enrichment Program for Physiatrists
  14. 1990
    Graduated with Distinction, MB ChB ProgramUniversity of Otago
  15. 1984
    National Academic ScholarshipNew Zealand

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Member, Membership and Credentials CommitteeAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  2. 2021
    Education CommitteeAmerican Association Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  3. 2021 - present
    Chair, Awards CommitteeAmerican Association Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  4. 2021 - present
    Secretary of BoardAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  5. 2020 - 2024
    MemberAmerica Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  6. 2019 - present
    Education CommitteeAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  8. 2018
    Awards Committee MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  10. 2015 - 2017
    LiaisonGenetic Testing Paper Workgroup, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  11. 2015 - present
    MemberNeuromuscular Ultrasound Workgroup, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  12. 2015 - present
    Advisory Board MemberScientific Advisory Board, International Society of Peripheral Neurophysiologic Imaging
  13. 2014 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  14. 2014 - present
    Board of DirectorsAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  15. 2013 - present
    MemberOrganizing Committee, International Society of Peripheral Neurophysiologic Imaging
  16. 2013 - present
    MemberScientific Committee, International Society of Peripheral Neurophysiologic Imaging
  17. 2011 - 2017
    Examination WriterAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  18. 2009 - 2021
    ChairNeuromuscular Ultrasound Work Group, Department of Neurology
  19. 2009 - 2017
    AdvisorCPT Advisory Committee, American Medical Association
  20. 2009 - 2016
    Charter MemberMayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  21. 2009 - 2016
    MemberDepartment of Neurology
  22. 2009 - 2016
    MemberNeuromuscular Ultrasound Work Group, Department of Neurology
  23. 2009 - 2012
    MemberIntraoperative monitoring workgroup, American Medical Association
  24. 2008 - 2012
    Task Force MemberUltrasound Task Force, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  25. 2008 - 2012
    Member at LargeCME Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  26. 2007 - 2017
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  27. 2006 - present
    Alternate AdvisorRevenue Update Committee, American Medical Association
  28. 2005 - 2017
    Guest ExaminerAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  29. 2005 - 2006
    MemberJoint Injections Work Group, Outpatient Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee
  30. 2003 - 2018
    MemberProfessional Practice Committee, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  31. 2003 - present
    FellowAmerican Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  32. 2002 - 2008
    FellowPhysiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
  33. 2002 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  34. 2001 - present
    FellowAmerican Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  35. 2000 - 2016
    AdvisorResidency Program, Department of Neurology
  36. 2000 - 2008
    AdvisorResidency Program, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  37. 2000 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  38. 2000 - present
    MemberMinnesota Physiatric Society, American Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  39. 1999 - 2000
    MemberClinical Neurophysiology Education Committee, Department of Neurology
  40. 1998 - 2006
    MemberResidency Selection Committee, Residency Program, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  41. 1998 - 2006
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  42. 1998 - 2006
    MemberAustralian College of Sports Physicians
  43. 1998 - 1999
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, PM&R Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  44. 1998 - 1999
    MemberUndergraduate Education Committee, PM&R Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.