Victor Cheuy, PhD

Assistant Professor, UCSF

Email: [email protected]
Mailing: UCSF, Box 0736, San Francisco, CA 94143


  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • PhD, Movement Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Rehabilitation Science, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO


Dr. Victor Cheuy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. An engineer by training, Dr. Cheuy received his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his doctoral work, entitled “Contributing Factors to Forefoot Deformity in the Diabetic, Neuropathic Foot,” under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Mueller, PT, PhD, FAPTA, in the Movement Science Program at Washington University. Dr. Cheuy then completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD. His work focused on the development and implementation of clinical trials centered on the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions after hip and knee joint arthroplasty. Dr. Cheuy joined the UCSF faculty in 2019, with the continued interest of integrating rehabilitation, advanced imaging, and technological innovation in lower extremity conditions.


  • PT 251A Research Design I: Introduction to Scientific Inquiry
  • PT 251B Research Design II: Appraisal of Scientific Literature


  • Older adults
  • Lower extremity biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis

Dr. Cheuy’s research mission is to understand the interactions between lower extremity movement patterns and tissue dysfunction that impair older adults and reduce their responsiveness to interventions. With lines of research focused on both characterizing and intervening on the negative musculoskeletal effects of diabetes on the foot and knee, the long-term goals of this work are to improve the early detection of negative structural and functional effects of disease, improve the rate of recovery of clinically meaningful outcomes, and prevent the occurrence of secondary injuries or conditions.


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  • Tau Beta Pi, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
  • Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
  • Psi Chi, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010
  • Hobson Abstract Award (second place), Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference, 2012
  • Winter Symposium Abstract Award, Musculoskeletal Research Center, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Day Award (second place), University of Colorado, 2017
  • Diversity Travel Award, American Society of Biomechanics, 2017
  • Peer Mentor Award (runner-up), NIH BESST program, University of Colorado, 2018
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award (runner-up), Postdoctoral Association, University of Colorado, 2018