Ashley K. Poole
Medical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Poole is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy with specific expertise in the care and management of patients with cardiovascular disorders, especially patients who are medically complex or in critical care. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, and she is also the course director for both the foundational and advanced practice cardiovascular and pulmonary courses for the DPT program.  She is an APTA advanced credentialed clinical instructor and an APTA credentialed clinical trainer.  Dr. Poole is actively engaged on both a regional and national level serving in various leadership positions.  She was appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties’ Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council, and she was awarded as the 2021 APTA Centennial by the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.  Her scholarly pursuits encompass both clinical and educational studies which include themes of  improving functional outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, promoting early mobilization for hospitalized patients, and optimizing clinical education experiences for physical therapy students and clinical instructors especially in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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