Congratulations to Erin Green, PT, DPT, on receiving the UCSF Campaign Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement!
Erin Green, PT, DPT, developed and directed UCSF’s first physical therapy residency program, in orthopedics, which gives physical therapists the opportunity to develop a specialty expertise. In launching the program, she recognized that the field of physical therapy lacked the structured environment to allow PT's to specialize early in their career. She saw that developing a residency program would create a forum for new graduates and experienced clinicians alike to access mentors and engage with specialized coursework. The program’s success has led to the creation last fall of a second physical therapy residency in acute care modeled after the program Dr. Green started. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at CSU Sacramento.