Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, followed by a Master of Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University. Following four years of acute care experience in Lancaster, PA, she returned to graduate school to complete a PhD in Physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Upon completion in 2009, she joined the faculty at Chatham University where she then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. At Chatham, she currently teaches exercise physiology, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and the pharmacology thread throughout the curriculum. Her research has focused on interprofessional education and high-fidelity simulation in physical therapy education. She continues to practice in home health and became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy in 2014. With clinical experience also in outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation, she joined the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and is currently Chair of the Planning Committee for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly.
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