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About the Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Speaker

Pamela K. LevangiePamela K. Levangie, DPT, DSc, FAPTA
Chair, Professor, Physical Therapy
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Dr. Pamela K. Levangie joined the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a graduate school founded by Massachusetts General Hospital, on July 1, 2010, as associate chair and full professor of the Department of Physical Therapy. She was appointed chair April 2012.

Her teaching has focused on kinesiology and research content, and she is the primary author of a widely used text entitled Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis, now in its fifth edition. She has been a curriculum consultant to several physical therapy programs, and presents regionally and nationally in the areas of research, kinesiology,and problem-based learning.

Dr. Levangie has held many leadership positions in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including serving as president of the section on research, ex officio member of the scientific review committee of the Foundation for Physical Therapy, and a member of the editorial board of physical therapy.

In 2001, Dr. Levangie received the APTA’s Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching; and in 2009 she was elected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow, the highest honor among APTA's membership categories. Prior to her position at the MGH Institute, Dr. Levangie held long-time faculty and administrative positions at Boston University and Sacred Heart University, and most recently as a visiting professor at Simmons College.

Dr. Levangie received her bachelor of science in physical therapy from Northeastern University, her master of science from Boston University, her doctor of science in Epidemiology from Boston University’s School of Public Health, and her doctor of physical therapy from the MGH Institute. She was a member of Boston University’s physical therapy faculty for 23 years and a PT faculty member at Sacred Heart University for 13 years.

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