Heidi Engel has been a physical therapist for 35 years and works at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has worked in the ICU at UCSF since October 2008, and over the course of her career has worked in every Acute Care PT service, as well as Outpatients and Home Health Settings. She received the UCSF Outstanding 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. She currently teaches at UCSF, conducts research in ICU Rehabilitation, has given over 100 presentations outside of UCSF, and is an author on 14 peer reviewed publications. She is a founding member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation Campaign.