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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 9 board-certified physical therapist specialists representing the 10 different specialty areas, a public representative, a consumer representative, and a tests and measurements representative. All terms begin in January, with physical therapist specialists serving four-year terms, and all other board members serving two-year terms.

Meet Your 2022 ABPTS Board

William "Scott" Doerhoff, PT, MS
Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Chair
Clinical Electrophysiology Contact
Little Rock, AR
Term Expires: 12/23
Wsdoerhoff@hotmail.com

Julie A. Peterson, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist
Immediate Past Chair
Sports Contact
Omaha, NE
Term Expires: 12/22
juliepeterson@creighton.edu

Scott Shaffer, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Electrophysiologic Specialist
Chair-Elect
Geriatric and Pediatric Contact
New Braufels, TX
Term Expires: 12/24
shafferpt@gmail.com

Hilary B. Greenberger, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Oncology Contact
Newfield, NY
Term Expires: 12/25
greenber@ithaca.edu

 

Cathleen Harro, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
Orthopaedics Contact
Grand Rapids, MI
Term Expires: 12/24
harroc@gvsu.edu

Sean Lowers, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist
Neurology Contact
Pittsboro, NC
Term Expires: 12/22
sean_lowers@med.unc.edu

Carey E. Rothschild, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Contact
Winter Springs, FL
Term Expires: 12/25
carey.rothschild@ucf.edu

Paula K. Stout, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Oncologic Clinical Specialist
Wound Management Contact
Crown Point, IN
Term Expires: 12/24
paulakayespt@yahoo.com

Dana Wild, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
Women's Health Contact
League City, TX
Term Expires: 12/23
dlwild@utmb.edu

Nancy Orr, PhD
Consumer Representative
Philadelphia, PA
Term Expires: 12/22
norr@verizon.net

Marcia Ditmyer, PhD, MBA, MS, MCHES
Public Representative
Las Vegas, NV
Term Expires: 12/22
Mditmyer@svsu.edu

Patrick J. Curtin, PhD
Test and Measurements Representative
Fairfax, VA 22032
Term Expiration: 12/23
pat.curtin@yahoo.com

Vicki Tilley, PT, GCS
Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
APTA Board of Director Liason
Hillsborough, NC
Term Expires: 12/22
vickitilley@apta.org

Upcoming ABPTS Meetings

2022

September 18-20, 2022  

2023

February 21-22, 2023
May 21-22, 2023
September TBD

Become an ABPTS Board Member

Make a difference in your profession by volunteering to serve as an ABPTS Board member. Appointments are for a four-year term. The nomination process opens in mid-may each year.

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