Paul Carlisle, PT, MPT, GCS

Assistant Clinical Professor, WOS, SFSU

Email: [email protected]
Mailing: San Mateo Medical Center. 222 W. 39th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403


  • BA, Physical Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 1984
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1987



Paul Carlisle received his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his MPT from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Services at San Mateo Medical Center in San Mateo, California. His 25+ years of clinical experience treating geriatric clients spans the spectrum of service delivery, including: outpatient, inpatient, acute rehabilitation, long-term care, prison healthcare, and home care. Paul has extensive experience leading and facilitating major quality improvement initiatives with an interdisciplinary focus using Lean principles. In addition, he is a graduate Fellow from the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program. Paul is actively involved in the California Physical Therapy Association including appointments on the Nominating and Ethics committees. He is been an invited lecturer to numerous professional groups including: The California Physical Therapy Association, the University of California San Francisco, and the American Society on Aging.


  • PT 908 Professional Colloquium
  • PT 736 Ecological & Organizational Issues in Rehabilitation


  • Ethics and Law in Physical Therapy
  • Leadership Development
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Process Improvement Theory


  • IRB Number: IORG00005892 – IRB00007105, October 2012
    Feasibility of a Computer Based Interactive Exercise Program with Augmented Reality for Patients with Common Orthopedic Conditions.
  • Grant Number: 04-1430 (Clinical Research Coordinator), January 2005
    California HealthCare Foundation (Leveraging Leadership Grant)
    Social Rehabilitation: Changing the Culture to Close the Gaps in the Long-Term Care Continuum


  • Carlisle, P. (2012, Winter). Ethics and Law in Physical Therapy Today. California Physical Therapy Association PT Interventions.
  • Carlisle, P. (2008, Fall). Truly an Inspiration: Florence Nightingale’s Career Inspires Hospital’s Falls Prevention Program. Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants.
  • Carlisle, P. (2006, Summer). Review of the book Exercise for Frail Elders. Newsletter of the Healthcare and Aging Network (American Society on Aging).
  • Pascual, L., Carlisle, P., and Hollingsworth, J. (2004, September). The financial cost of falls prevention and restraint reduction — A worthwhile investment to enhance quality of life: A case series. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electronic Pages: Rehabilitation Topics, 85:9 (Poster 152).


  • Graduate Fellow, Healthcare Leadership Program, California Healthcare Foundation