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Jeffrey M. Hoder

Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy
DUMC 1040002, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Hoder is a clinician, an educator and mentor in the DPT program. His specific area of expertise is in adult neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Hoder brings his expertise to Neurological Patient Management I in the second year of the DPT curriculum, to the gait assessment component of Movement Science in the first year of the DPT curriculum and throughout the curriculum for content areas related to the examination and management of Adults with Neurological deficits. His teaching philosophy is to train compassionate and critical physical therapy clinical scientists to competently and comprehensively evaluate and manage individuals with complex neurological disorders. He strives to teach students to self assess, self correct and self direct, becoming lifelong independent learners; to guide students to become critical appraisers of medical information, research and technology; to train students to treat individuals with the utmost respect and dignity, as a clinician and as an educator. His clinical areas focus on the management of adults with movement disorders, central vestibular dysfunction and coordinating interdisciplinary education of the DPT students within the Emergency Department. He specializes in the evaluation and management of gait and balance issues for individuals with movement disorders. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics related to Parkinson’s disease and central vestibular dysfunction.  Dr. Hoder’s research interests lie in determining best clinical practice for the evaluation and management of individuals with movement disorders, particularly those with Parkinson’s disease and freezing of gait. He collaborates with other clinical researchers across the country and has presented nationally on the topic.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery · 2021 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2018 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey · 2004 D.P.T.