Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residents (2023-2024)


Hannah Baird, PT, DPT

Hannah Baird, PT, DPT graduated with a B.A. in Exercise Science from Coker University (Hartsville, SC) in 2020, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University (Boston, MA) in 2023. During her time at BU, she completed research focusing on recognizing the signs and symptoms of the Male Athlete Triad, and return to sport following treatment. Hannah's clinical interests range from promoting health and wellness across her community to working with athletes and preventing injuries. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys hiking, biking, playing basketball, and snowboarding!

Philip Evangelista, PT, DPT

Philip Evangelista, PT, DPT, graduated from UCSB in 2015 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the joint DPT program at UCSF/SFSU in 2023. As a first-generation immigrant, he finds a sense of fulfillment working with the underserved populations within the Bay Area to promote health and mitigate preventable diseases while addressing health inequities. Philip’s professional interests include sports injuries, cost efficacy research, chronic pain, and assessing how socioeconomic factors influence orthopedic outcomes. He is excited to further develop his knowledge and skills both as a clinician and educator through teaching and assisting in the Orthopedic DPT Curriculum. Outside of Physical Therapy, he enjoys anything with wheels, exploring the outdoors, and watching the Warriors play next door at Chase Center.  


Erin Finestone, PT, DPT

Erin Finestone, PT, DPT, graduated from McGill University with a degree in Animal Biology in 2013. After completing a Master's in Public Health at Emory University and working in public health she realized her real passion was in patient-facing care. She received her DPT from UCSF/SFSU in 2023. Combining her interests in public health and physical therapy, she has particular interests in injury prevention, health and wellness promotion, and bridging the gap between rehab and performance.  As a resident she looks forward to expanding and refining her skillset as a clinician and teaching in the DPT program. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, trail running, skiing, mountain biking, and finding ways to combine all four.

Elizabeth Holt, PT, DPT

Elizabeth Holt, PT, DPT, graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 2019 with a B.S. in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, assisting in sports psychology research and community wellness. She moved on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UCSF/SFSU in 2023 with much support from my family and friends. During grad school she was able to continue community outreach with classmates and professors in building an elective where UCSF students partner with local nonprofits to provide needed physical therapy services to SF communities. Within physical therapy, she is highly interested in prevention, affordable & accessible care, and the management of chronic pain. Pursuing an orthopedic residency will allow her to broaden her skills as a clinician, teach in the DPT program, and continue learning how to grow alongside mentors and peers. Outside of PT, she enjoys knitting, cooking, running, and spending time outside with her loved ones.