About the author

Richard Severin, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS

Dr. Severin is a physical therapist and ABPTS certified cardiovascular and pulmonary specialist. He completed his cardiopulmonary residency at the William S Middleton VA Medical Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison which he then followed with an orthopedic residency with a focus on clinical research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He earned PhD in Rehabilitation Science at UIC with a focus on cardiorespiratory physiology and obesity. In addition to clinical research and teaching regarding patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, Dr. Severin has a strong interest in knowledge translation and developing CV risk assessments tools for physical therapists.

Curriculum Vitae 

Current Position

Baylor University- Clinical Assistant Professor (Part-Time)

The University of Illinois at Chicago- Visiting Clinical Instructor (Part-time)

Doctoral Studies

-2015-2022 The University of Illinois at Chicago Doctor of Philosophy,

  • Dissertation: The effects of respiratory muscle performance on clinical outcomes in patients with obesity.


-2014-2015, Orthopedics, Clinical Researcher Track, The University of Illinois at Chicago

-2013-2014, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, UW-Madison and William S Middleton VAMC

Physical Therapy School

-2010-2013, The University of Miami- Miller School of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy.


-2009, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology

Research and Clinical Interests

Respiratory muscle physiology, Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular risk assessment in orthopedic physical therapy practice, Heart Failure, End Stage Lung Disease, Transplant Rehab, Exercise Testing, Peripheral muscle adaptations due to cardiopulmonary and metabolic diseases and Knowledge Translation


Email: rich@ptreviewer.com






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