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Alan Chong_Lee

Phone: 2981
Office: C-118

Alan Chong Lee - PT, DPT, CSW, GCS, PhD

Professor, Physical Therapy

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Physical Therapy
DPT, Creighton University Omaha, Physical Therapy
MA, San Diego State University San Diego, Gerontology
MS, Duke University Durham, Physical Therapy
BS, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Biology with Chemistry, minor


Dr. Lee has been a member of the full-time faculty since 2000.  Dr. Lee serves as the telehealth lead for the APTA Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science and Technology (FiRST) Council and the APTA HPA’s technology SIG Vice Director.  Dr. Lee completed his PhD dissertation focusing on social responsibility and cultural competence in physical therapy.  He was awarded the APTA Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award in 2008 and Adopt-A-Doc Award in 2011. Dr. Lee maintains clinical practice at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego with dual board-certifications in geriatrics and wound management. 

Research interests:

Telehealth, global health, and acute care management in clinical practice. 

Courses taught in the program:

PT 415 Specialty Practices in Physical Therapy - integumentary system/wound care
PT 461 Physical Therapist as Educator
PT 462A Health Care Procedures I
PT 462B Health Care Procedures II
PT 477 Patient/Client Management: Medical Screening
PT 495C Research VII: Capstone Project


American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) – Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS)

American Board of Wound Management – Certified Wound Specialist


Lee AC.  Newsam, C.  Aging Skin.  In: Lewis C.  Geriatric Rehabilitation (1st edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.; 2017.

Sowers KL, Litwin BA, Lee AC, Galantino MLA.  Exercise perception and behaviors in individuals living with primary immunodeficiency disease.  J Clin Immunol.2018;38:174.

Burridge JH, Lee AC, Turk R, et al.  Telehealth, wearable sensors, and the internet: Will they improve stroke outcomes through increased intensity of therapy, motivation, and adherence to rehabilitation programs? J Neuro Phys Ther.2017;41:S32-S38.

Ohtake PJ, Coffey SJ, Hinman RS, Lee AC, Smith JM.  Impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions experienced in the first year following a critical illness: protocol for a systematic review.  BMJ Open.  2017;7(1):e013847.

Deutsch J, Lee AC.  Frontiers in Orthopaedic Science: Telehealth and virtual reality in musculoskeletal practice.  Independent Study Course 27.4.3. 2017 ed.  La Crosse, WI: Orthopaedic Section of American Physical Therapy Association; May 2017.