Alumni News & Info

As an alumnus of Columbia’s Physical Therapy program you are one of our most valuable resources.  This section of our web site will be dedicated to promoting and fostering an ongoing relationship with our alumni by linking you to important happenings and events. 

The faculty hopes your education at Columbia was rewarding and that you feel proud to be a part of the Columbia family.  Your contributions on any level help us achieve our goals of continuing to educate and graduate students who will provide excellent standards of care. You can contribute by assisting in student recruitment, contribute financially, attending hosted continuing education courses or by simply keeping in touch. 

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy now has a group on LinkedIn.  The faculty is excited about this launch, which will allow you to submit and find information about your classmates.  We invite you to join and keep in touch with personal and professional happenings, events, career changes, etc.  We will keep you apprised of annual and special social events, continuing education offerings, etc.



You can make a donation to the Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy here




Shannon Narasimhan (CUDPT 2012) is currently a Neuro Tour Physical Therapist touring with superstar Katy Perry on her Prismatic World Tour. Read article.


Carly Ow-Wing (CUDPT 2014) writes about her service learning experience in Ghana. Read article


Innovative Integration of PT and Hospital Programs Creates New Opportunities for PTs

Bill McCormick (CUPT ‘94) spoke recently at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia about the integration of the MOG (Medically Oriented Gym) model into onsite PT and DPT programs. Read article

New Doctor of Physical Therapy Learned Benefits of Program Long Before Graduation

Nashwa Khalil knew the benefits of physical therapy long before she enrolled in the doctor of physical therapy program at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She began physical therapy as an infant after a birth injury that limited range of motion, strength and mobility in her left arm. Read article


Healing the World With Laughter, Physical Therapy

Special from The Record

If laughter is the best medicine, Mohamed Mohamed provides a double dose. The 24-year-old, who graduates this May from the College of Physicians and Surgeons with a doctorate in physical therapy, has been raising money for humanitarian groups like UNICEF by performing at New York City comedy clubs .Read Article


Attention PTs: Want to add nutrition to your practice? Check out the new Medical Nutrition Program for Health Professionals at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. Visit the Program’s website and attend an Open House. New Open House Date: Wed., June 11th from 12-1 and 5-6PM. Click here for the Program’s website. To RSVP for location or for more information, contact Claire Zimmeck (








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