About the author

Richard Severin, PT, DPT, 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). Currently, he is working on a 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. He is an active member of the APTA and is the incoming chair of the Communications Committee for the Cardiopulmonary Section of the APTA (APTA CVP), a member of the APTA CVP Heart Failure Clinical Practice Guideline development team and an item-writer for the Specialization Academy of Content Experts.

Curriculum Vitae 

Current Position

Baylor University- Clinical Assistant Professor (Part-Time)

The University of Illinois at Chicago-Doctor of Philosophy Student

The University of Illinois at Chicago- Adjunct Clinical Instructor and Research Specialist

Residency 

-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

-The University of Miami- Miller School of Medicine, ’13 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Undergraduate

-Penn State-University Park, ’09 BS 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

Professional Memberships

  • 2010-Current, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • 2013-Current, APTA Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
  • 2013-Current, APTA Orthopedic Section
  • 2015-Current, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • 2016-Current, Society for Redox Biology and Medicine
  • 2017-Current, APTA Research Section

Contact:

Email: rsever5@uic.edu

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