Amber Fitzsimmons, PT, MS, DPTSc

Associate Professor, UCSF
Department Chair

UCSF Profile


  • BS, Biochemistry, California State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1993
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 1996
  • DPTSc, Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco / San Francisco State University, CA, 2013

Board Certifications

  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CI)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Pedagogy of teaching including interprofessional education
  • Interprofessional collaborative practice for vulnerable older adults with complex needs
  • Professionalism education and assessment
  • Early integrated clinical experiences in medical education
  • Mixed method and qualitative research methods