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Kelley Fitzgerald is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at SHRS, and Director of the PhD in Rehabilitation Science Program, University of Pittsburgh. He currently represents SHRS as a member of the University Council for Graduate Studies. His past clinical and research activities specialized in evaluation and treatment of knee disorders with a special emphasis in knee osteoarthritis, and methods to improve service delivery in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has received numerous research grants including federal funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Research and Quality and has published numerous research and other articles related to physical therapy management of knee disorders. He was inducted as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2009. Fitzgerald has served on the editorial board for the Physical Therapy Journal, the Journal of Physiotherapy Practice and Research, and Arthritis Care and Research. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and recently represented the American Physical Therapy Association as a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Practice Guideline Work Group.


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Doctor of Physical Therapy Residential and Hybrid Program