Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency

The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network and University of Delaware Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program prepares residents to apply for the neurologic specialty certification and positions them for advancement along the clinical ladder.

Duration: 12.5 months
Accreditation: ABPTRFE Accredited
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Application deadline: January 31, 2024
Interviews: February 28 - 29, 2024 (virtual)
Program start: End of August/early September, 2024 (tentative)
Prerequisites: Applicant must be a graduate from an accredited physical therapy program, have a valid Maryland and Delaware physical therapist licenses or be eligible to take the licensing exam by the time of the interview. Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas for international applicants.
Number of graduates: 17 graduates since 2011
Completion rate:
Specialty exam pass rate:
First time specialty exam pass rate:
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Please click the pay application link to pay the supplementary application fee. Application will not be processed until the fee is received and application is complete. All fees are non-refundable.

While it may seem like a big commitment, it was a wonderful learning experience filled with great people and countless opportunities. The residency helped me find focus for my career as far as rehabilitation setting, patient population, research and teaching interests.

Rachel Reoli, class of 2016

Program Features

The residency includes the following units:

  • Introduction and orientation to facilities
  • Acute care
  • Comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation unit
  • Outpatient neurorehabilitation experience
  • Specialized clinical management
  • Clinical education supervising
  • Academic teaching

Residency Program Director

Sowmya Kumble, PT, NCS, ABPTS

Neurological Clinical Specialist
Email: [email protected]

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Current Residents

Mariah Callas, PT, DPT | Class of 2024

Undergraduate school: University of Pittsburgh, bachelor's in rehabilitation science with minors in neuroscience and dance
Graduate school: University of Pittsburgh, doctorate in physical therapy
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Professional interests: Holistic health, high complexity neurologic cases, Parkinson's Disease, active military/veteran medicine, pediatric neurologic conditions
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins to gain clinical, research, and teaching experience all under 1 program.  Through this program, I will receive mentorship from high-level clinicians, treat patients with a plethora of neurologic conditions at a world-renowned facility, participate in research initiatives, rotate through inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, and outpatient services, and become a teaching assistant and clinical instructor with the University of Delaware.
What I like about Baltimore: I like being on the water - Fell's Point is beautiful!

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Sofía V. Núñez Rivera, PT, DPT, ATC | Class of 2024

Undergraduate school: Universidad de Puerto Rico, Ponce, bachelor's in athletic training
Graduate school: Florida International University, master's in athletic training; University of Southern California,  doctorate in physical therapy
Hometown: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Professional interests: ALS and neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, TBI, critically ill patients
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I chose Johns Hopkins because of its well-rounded structure and the opportunity to be exposed to different clinical settings and clinical education at University of Delaware. I also loved the opportunity of being mentored by experts in acute care, inpatient rehab, and outpatient rehab and getting to treat patients throughout the continuum of care.
What I like about Baltimore: I like the cultural diversity and getting to know people with different backgrounds and experiences!

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Program Alumni