Charlestown Resident David Selkowitz Joins MGH Institute of Health Professions as Associate Professor

BOSTON - Charlestown resident David M. Selkowitz, PT, PhD, OCS, DAAPM, has joined MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

Dr. Selkowitz has been in orthopedic out-patient physical therapy clinical practice for over 30 years and on academic faculty for over 20 years.  His expertise is in evaluation and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, orthopedic manual therapy and exercise, clinical reasoning, thrust joint manipulation, electrotherapy, and research design and critical analysis.

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Selkowitz taught courses in entry-level PT programs as well as continuing education courses. He has been a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist for over 20 years, and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. 

Dr. Selkowitz has been a research fellow in the Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for the past nine years. He has delivered numerous presentations at professional conferences and workshops on the state, national, and international levels, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Selkowitz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from State University of New York at Buffalo in New York, a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Sargent College–Boston University in Massachusetts, and a PhD in Kinesiology from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.

MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is the only degree-granting affiliate of the renowned Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing compre­hensive models of health professions education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of communication sciences and disorders, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health professions education, and rehabilitation sciences through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. Close to 1,300 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The MGH Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


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