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    Heidi Engel

    TitlePhysical Therapist
    SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
    DepartmentMed Ctr UCOP Budget Reporting
    Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 20
    San Francisco CA 94110
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      Boston UniversityMPHMedicine Public Health
      Boston UniversityDPTSergeant College of Allied Health
      Boston UniversityBSPhysical Therapy
      Collapse Awards and Honors
      UCSF - 2012Outstanding Colleague of Nursing
      American Physical Therapy Association - 2014Jack Walker Award for Research in Physical Therapy
      Society of Critical Care Medicine - 2014Presidential Citation, Contributions to Critical Care Medicine

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      Heidi Engel, PT, DPT
      Heidi Engel has been a physical therapist for 29 years, working at University of California San Francisco Medical Center for the past 28 years, while also working in private practice and home health settings. She earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Boston University, with an emphasis in Oncology and Integrative Medicine. Dr Engel started her focus on patients in the ICU at UCSF in October 2008, with formation of the ICU Early Mobility Inter-Professional Group, and initiated full time physical therapy in the Medical Surgical ICU there in March 2010. She received the UCSF Colleague of Nursing Award in 2012, a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2013, and the American Physical Therapy Association Jack Walker Award for Research Excellence in 2014.

      Currently, she works full time in the intensive care units, teaches at the SFSU/UCSF Graduate School of Physical Therapy, is on Faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, teaches for Everest Education Continuing Education Seminars, and volunteers at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. Dr Engel is a core member of the APTA sponsored, clinical practice guidelines for PT in the ICU group, and she is an appointed member of the steering committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation Campaign.

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      early mobility, physical rehabilitation, physical medicine, intensive care, critical care, palliative care, ICU, ICU acquired weakness, delirium, physical activity, cancer, oncology, critical illness

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      1. Engel HJ, Rivette, M, McBride, S, Hills, N. . . Geriatric Age Is Not a Barrier to Early Physical Rehabilitation in the ICU. . Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2015; 4(31):273-280.
      2. Engel HJ. Author response. Phys Ther. 2013 Nov; 93(11):1575-6. PMID: 24344365.
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      3. Engel HJ, Needham DM, Morris PE, Gropper MA. ICU early mobilization: from recommendation to implementation at three medical centers. Crit Care Med. 2013 Sep; 41(9 Suppl 1):S69-80. PMID: 23989097.
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      4. Engel HJ, Tatebe S, Alonzo PB, Mustille RL, Rivera MJ. Physical therapist-established intensive care unit early mobilization program: quality improvement project for critical care at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Phys Ther. 2013 Jul; 93(7):975-85. PMID: 23559525.
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      5. Engel HJ. . . Balas, Clemmer, Hargett, M. (2015). ICU Liberation: The Power of Pain Control, Minimal Sedation, and Early Mobility (p. 178-184). Mount Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine. “Walking Patients on Mechanical Ventilation: Where, When, and How Far”.
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