Michelle L. Peterson PT, DPT, CCS, is a licensed physical therapist with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Drexel University, PA.
In addition, Dr Peterson has earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology and an Associate degree in Paramedic Science.
Dr. Peterson began her professional career in the emergency medical services - quickly progressing from an emergency medical technician to a nationally registered Paramedic at Underwood Hospital in New Jersey.
Her career in physical therapy has primarily focused on managing patients in the intensive care unit including five cardiothoracic ICUs in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and currently holds the lead ICU therapist position at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ.
Dr. Peterson is a firm believer of collaborative care within the ICU and putting theory and evidence to practice. She has been integrally involved in developing the role of the rehabilitation professional in the ICU at her current position, through researching the evidence and presenting several in-services to update staff on current guidelines for effective care.
In addition, Dr Peterson has provided service to the community and enhanced her teaching ability through instruction of CPR classes and providing lectures to various organizations within the community.
Her passion for teaching and joy in seeing the critically ill patient improve functionally makes her an apt instructor for this program.
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