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Our Therapists

Learn more about the therapists of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by clicking on their bios below. 

Management and Administration

Jeffrey Palmer, MD
Director and Physiatrist-in-Chief

John Behzad, FACHE, CPA, CISA, MBA
Administrator, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Aaron Keil, PT, DPT, OCS
Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation

Julie Kreif, PT, MBA
Manager, Acute Care Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Kathy Kauffman, OTR/L
Manager, Pediatric, Psychiatry and CIIRP

Kelly Daley, PT, MBA, OCS
Clinical Education and Programming

Laurie Sweet, PT, MPT
Outpatient Program Development

Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center at Green Spring Station
Ken Johnson, PT
Manager, Rehabilitation Therapy Services


Comprehensive services and individualized treatment plans are developed with the patient to achieve optimal function and desired outcomes. The Outpatient Service is comprised of more than 60 Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, including 10 Board Certified Specialists at multiple locations for convenience and ease of access. Please see below for an overview of JHH’s Outpatient PT Services as well as a list of Board Certified Specialists at each site.

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Orthopaedic, Neurology/Vestibular, Cardiopulmonary, Oncology, Lymphedema, Women’s and Men’s Health

Aaron Keil, PT, DPT, OCS
Manager, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Brian Murray, PT, DPT
Outpatient Team Coordinator

Mandi Davis, PT, MPT
Outpatient Team Coordinator

Julie Finocchiaro, PT, DPT
Outpatient Clinical Specialist

Beth Erhardt, OTR/L
Outpatient Clinical Specialist

Johns Hopkins Hospital Charlotte R Bloomberg Pediatric Center

Julie Quinn, PT
Pediatric Rehabilitation Team Coordinator

Johns Hopkins Hospital Wound Care

Wound Care
Mandi Davis, PT, MPT
Wound Care Team Coordinator

Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Therapy Services Clinic at Green Spring Station

Orthopaedic, Neurology, Oncology, Lymphedema, Women’s and Men’s Health

Ken Johnson, PT
Clinic Manager

Heather Prender, PT, MS, CLT-LANA
Team Coordinator

Terrence McGee, PT, DScPT, FAAOMPT
Clinical Specialist
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Director

During Your Hospital Stay

The Inpatient Service is comprised of more than 100 Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists, including Board Certified Specialists. Comprehensive services and individualized treatment programs are provided on all JHH inpatient care units, 7 days a week, to patients with a wide variety of functional limitations and disabilities. Inpatient Therapists also provide consultation to the JHH Medical staff regarding the need for rehabilitation therapy services and play an integral role on multidisciplinary teams.

Julie Kreif, PT, MBA
Manager, Acute Care Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Annette Levazza, OTR/L
Acute Care Supervisor

Holly Russell, MS, OTR/L
Acute Care Team Leader

Jillian Dinkheller, SLP
Team Coordinator

Weinberg/Marburg Pavilions
Cynthia Barbe, PT, DPT, MS
Team Coordinator

Sandra Deluzio, OT
Team Coordinator

Kelly Casey, OTD, OTR/L, ATP
Clinical Specialist

Gabrielle Shumrak, PT, DPT, NCS
Clinical Specialist

Michelle Daniels, PT
Team Coordinator

Kristin Sutton, DPT
Team Coordinator

Intensive Care Units/Hospitalists
Paul Ricard, PT, DPT, CCS
Team Coordinator

Therese Cole, SLP
Clinical Specialist

Jennifer Zanni, PT, DScPT
MICU Specialist

Julie Quinn, PT, MSEd
Team Coordinator

Wound Care
Mandi Davis, PT, MPT
Team Coordinator

Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Jan Jaskulski, MS, OTR/L
Team Leader

Susan Boscoe, MOT, OTR/L 
Clinical Specialist

Comprehensive Inpatient Integrated Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP)

A 14-bed interdisciplinary rehabilitation unit located on Halsted 3 for patients with acute, medically complex conditions, with the goal of increasing their independence and function while preparing them to return home.

Jessalyn Ciampa, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS
Team Coordinator
Neuro Physical Therapy Residency Director

Stacey M. Friedel, OTR/L
Clinical Specialist


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