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Current Fellows in Training

Joe Alexander, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

 joe-alexander.svgDr. Alexander received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Findlay’s PTA-DPT Bridge program in 2018. He completed a one-year residency in orthopaedic physical therapy at Mercy Health-Cincinnati in 2020 and was board certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2021. Dr. Alexander’s clinical training site is Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.

 

Jesse Anderson, PT, DPT, OCS

 jesse-anderson.svgDr. Anderson earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2018. Jesse completed his orthopaedic residency training at The Ohio State University in 2019 and was board certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2020. Dr. Anderson’s clinical training site is University of Illinois Health System, University Village.

 

Meredith Atkenson, PT, DPT, OCS

 meredith-atkenson.svgDr. Atkenson received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 2018. She completed a one-year residency program in orthopaedic physical therapy at Northwestern University/Shirley Ryan Ability lab and became board certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2021. Dr. Atkenson’s clinical training site is Edward-Elmhurst Health.

 

Michael Cropes, PT, DPT, OCS

michael-cropes.svg Dr. Cropes earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2018 and went on to complete his orthopaedic physical therapy residency training with University of Wisconsin (UW) Health & Unity Point-Health Meriter. He became a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy in 2020.

 

Albojay Deacon, PT, DPT, OCS

 albojay-deacon.svgDr. Deacon completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 2013. After graduation, he completed an orthopaedic residency with the UW Madison/Meriter Orthopedic hospital in 2013-14 and was board certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2015.

 

Brianna DeBiasi, PT, DPT, OCS

 brianna-debiasi.svgDr. DeBiasi graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Following graduation, she completed a one-year residency in orthopaedic physical therapy with Achieve Orthopedic Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago and was board certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2017. Dr. DeBiasi’s clinical training site is University of Illinois Health SystemUniversity Village.

 

Matt Fitch, PT, DPT, OCS

 matt-fitch.svgDr. Fitch attended the University of Kentucky for his Doctor of Physical Therapy and graduated in 2017. In 2019, Matt completed a residency program through Select Medical in Outpatient Orthopaedics and obtained his orthopaedic clinical specialist certification in 2020. 

 

David Hurley, PT, DPT, OCS

 david-hurley.svgDr. Hurley earned a Bachelor of Science in physiology from Michigan State University in 2014 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2017. He was board-certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2020, after he worked for a few years in outpatient private practice. Dr. Hurley’s clinical training site is RUSH Physical Therapy.

 

Renzo Mendoza, PT, DPT, OCS

 renzo-mendoza.svgDr. Mendoza received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2018. Following graduation, he completed a one-year orthopaedic physical therapy residency program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and became a board certified orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2020. Dr. Mendoza’s clinical training site is at the University of Illinois Health System, Medical Campus.

 

Amanda Montbriand, PT, DPT, SCS

 amanda-montbriand.jpgDr. Montbriand received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2019. She then completed sports residency training at the University of Illinois Chicago from 2019-2020. Dr. Montbriand’s clinical training site is AV-Performance Physical Therapy.

 

Greg Vargas, PT, DPT, OCS

 greg-vargas.svgDr. Vargas received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern UniversityFlorida in 2017. He completed a one-year residency program in orthopaedic physical therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018, and was board certified as an orthopaedic clinical specialist in 2019.

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