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The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties is the governing body for the APTA Specialist Certification Program. The 12-member board is comprised of:

  • Nine board-certified physical therapist specialists representing the 10 different specialty areas.
  • A public representative.
  • A consumer representative.
  • A tests and measurements representative.

Terms begin January 1st. PT specialists serve four-year terms, and other board members serve two-year terms.

2023 ABPTS Board

Scott Shaffer, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Electrophysiologic Specialist
Chair, Geriatrics and Pediatrics Contact
New Braunfels, TX
Term Expires: 2024

William "Scott" Doerhoff, PT, DPT, MS
Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Immediate Past Chair, Clinical Electrophysiology Contact
Little Rock, AR
Term Expires: 2023

Hilary B. Greenberger, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Chair-Elect, Oncology Contact
Newfield, NY
Term Expires: 2025


Stacie Dichsen, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist
Sports Contact
O Fallon, IL
Term Expires: 2026


Cathleen Harro, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
Orthopaedics Contact
Grand Rapids, MI
Term Expires: 2024

Jeffrey Rodrigues, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist
Neurology Contact
Long Beach, CA
Term Expires: 2026

Carey E. Rothschild, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Contact
Winter Springs, FL
Term Expires: 2025

Paula K. Stout, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Oncologic Clinical Specialist
Wound Management Contact
Crown Point, IN
Term Expires: 2024

Dana Wild, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
Women's Health Contact
League City, TX
Term Expires: 2023

Nancy Orr, PhD
Consumer Representative
Philadelphia, PA
Term Expires: 2024

Catherine A. Macomber, PhD, LMSW
Public Representative
University Center, MI
Term Expires: 2024

Patrick J. Curtin, PhD
Test and Measurements Representative
Fairfax, VA 22032
Term Expires: 2023

Upcoming ABPTS Meetings


February 13-14, 2024

Become an ABPTS Board Member

Make a difference in your profession by volunteering to serve as an ABPTS Board member. The nomination process opens in mid-May each year.

Requirements and Responsibilities