|Department||Med Ctr UCOP Budget Reporting|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 20|
San Francisco CA 94110
|Boston University||MPH||Medicine Public Health|
|Boston University||DPT||Sergeant College of Allied Health|
|Boston University||BS||Physical Therapy|
||2012||Outstanding Colleague of Nursing|
|American Physical Therapy Association||
||2014||Jack Walker Award for Research in Physical Therapy|
|Society of Critical Care Medicine||
||2014||Presidential Citation, Contributions to Critical Care Medicine|
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.
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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