Core faculty and staff

Core faculty has direct responsibility for teaching, student advising, and supervision of independent student learning and critical exploration. You can find more specific information on the core faculty on each individual faculty member’s page.

Faculty

  • Dr. Debra Krasinski, PT, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC; Assistant Dean, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons; Director, Programs in Physical Therapy
    Debra Krasinski headshot
  • Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg, PT, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC; Associate Director, Programs in Physical Therapy; Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
    Headshot of Jean Timmerberg
  • Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD

    • Professor of Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC; Associate Director, Faculty Development, Programs in Physical Therapy; Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
    Christopher Kevin wong
  • Martha Sliwinski, PT, PhD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC; Associate Director, Student Development, Programs in Physical Therapy
    Headshot of Martha Sliwinsk
  • Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese, PT, EdD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC, Director, Performing Arts Fellowship
  • Clare Bassile, PT, EdD

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Headshot of Clare Basille.
  • Colleen M. Brough, PT, DPT

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC; Director, Columbia RunLab; Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
    Dr. Colleen Brough
  • Wing Fu, PT, PhD, MA

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Headshot of Wing Fu
  • Michael Johnson, MPT, DsC, OCS, SCS

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Headshot of Michael Johnson
  • Stacy Kinirons, PT, PhD, MPH

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Headshot of Stacy Kinirons
  • Jacqueline Montes, PT, EdD, NCS

    • Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Dr. Jacqueline Montes
  • Margaret E. O'Neil, PT, PhD, MPH

    • Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Portrait of Dr. O'Neil
  • Ashwin K. Rao, OTR, EdD

    • Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Ashwini Rao
  • Rami M. Said, PT, DPT, MEng

    • Senior Clinic Director, Physical Therapy Faculty Practice, Instructor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
    Headshot Rami Said
  • Mahlon Stewart, PT, DPT, GCS

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Portrait of Dr. Stewart
  • Lisa Yoon, PT, DPT, PCS

    • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUIMC
    Headshot of Lisa Yoon

Staff

  • Gina Frassetto, MPA

    • Administrative & Business Manager

    Gina keeps our finances and administrative matters in order. She is responsible for the overall administrative and business management of the physical and occupational therapy programs including finance and budget, human resources issues, and contract review for clinical education.

     

    Headshot of GIna Frassetto
  • Stephanie Henkin Buraczewski

    • Administrative Coordinator, Clinical Education

    Born and raised in Manhattan, Stephanie attended Indiana University's Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Program and has a background in many sports. Over the years she sustained several injuries that sent her to physical therapy. She uses her experience to assist students with their clinical choices and always offers an ear and sense of humor should they need to talk. Stephanie is an avid equestrian and proud mom of a 18-year-old-horse named Pony Danza, aka Skyler. She also has a rescue dog named Benny who is studying to be the DPT program's first therapy dog! She is a die-hard Broadway fanatic and is always ready to recommend a show.

    Headshot of Stephanie Henken