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Michelle Sanfilippo, PT, DPT, GCS

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    Assistant Professor and Direction of Clinical Education

    Education and Certifications:

    •  Doctor of Physical Therapy (2009) Elon University  
    •  B.A. (2006) University of North Carolina at Wilmington  

    Credentials and Certifications: 

    •  American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor  
    • Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS)- ABPTS


    Dr. Michelle Sanfilippo is a physical therapist with over seven years of experience.  She is a Geriatric Certified Specialist with predominant experience treating patients in the acute care setting and patients with ALS.

    Michelle Sanfilippo began teaching at UMES in the fall of 2013 and became the Director of Clinical Education in the fall of 2015.  She is in charge of all full-time Clinical Affiliations and part-time Clinical Practicums. In addition to her clinical education responsibilities, Michelle is responsible for teaching: Physical Therapy in the Acute Care Setting and Patient and Community Health Education & Promotion.  Michelle is active in the Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education (ESCIPE), and the ALS clinic at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  She is a member of the APTA, Acute Care and Education sections.


    PHYT 621 Physical Therapy in the Acute Care Setting
    PHYT 672 Patient and Community Health Education & Promotion

    As Director of Clinical Education, she is responsible for:
    PHYT 651 Clinical Practicum I
    PHYT 652 Clinical Practicum II
    PHYT 653 Clinical Practicum III
    PHYT 660 Clinical Affiliation I
    PHYT 661 Clinical Affiliation II
    PHYT 662 Clinical Affiliation III

    PHYT 663 Clinical Affiliation IV

    Peer-Reviewed Publications:

    Truong HA, Sanfilippo M, East M, Klima D, Hinderer KA, Hogue GL, Brown V, Joyner, RL.  The Eastern Shore Collaborative for Interprofessional Education: Implementation, Impact, and Lessons Learned over Five Years.  Am J Pharm Educ. In Press.

    Peer Reviewed Presentations and Posters:

    Michelle Sanfilippo, Carly Pick, Naomi Price-Miller, and Laurie Neely.  Translating Interprofessional Education to Interprofessional Practice: Creating a Culture of Team Based Care.  2017 Education Leadership Conference. Columbus, Ohio.  October 13-15, 2017. 

    Michelle Sanfilippo, PT, DPT, GCS and Les Keniston, PhD.  “Predicting the need for ambulatory Assistance in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: a Prospective Study” American Physical Therapy Association- Combined Section Meeting. San Antonio, Texas February 15-18, 2017.

    Areas of Interest:

    • Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • ALS Research
    • Acute Care
    • Clinical Education
    • Interprofessional Education