Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, MS

  • Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUMC
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Dr. Wong received his physical therapy degree from Columbia University in New York and his PhD from Touro University International in California. A past program director, Dr. Wong currently coordinates the Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy curriculum and serves as Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is a recipient of the APTA Education Section Distinguished Educator Award and continues to teach Prosthetics, Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Advanced Orthopedics in the Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy. His research has been published in over two dozen journals and presented at national and international prosthetics, physiotherapy, and physical medicine conferences. Throughout his career Dr. Wong has maintained an active clinical practice and board certification in orthopedic physical therapy.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Physical Therapy) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Curriculum Coordinator Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, Research & Education in Health Science, Touro University International
  • MS, Physical Therapy (with honors), Columbia University, NY
  • BA, English Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Physical Therapy Association

Academy Acute Care Physical Therapy: Limb Loss Curriculum Task Force, 2020-2022

Orthopedic Section: Foot/Ankle Curriculum Task Force, 2013-214

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education-Accreditation On-Site Review Team Leader, 2009-2014

CAPTE: Accreditation On-Site Review Team Leader, 2009-2014

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy-Item writer

Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy-Founding Co-editor

Prosthetics Orthotics International-Associate Editor

Honors & Awards

Orthopedic Certified Specialist-American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators-Columbia University Medical Center

Education Section Distinguished Educator Award-American Physical Therapy Association, APTA

Research Abstract Special Recognition-APTA Annual NEXT conference

Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award-APTA

Mary McMillan Scholarship Award-APTA

Minority Academic Excellence Award, APTA


Clinical and Research Interests

Amputation rehabilitation research program; Orthotics and prosthetics; Orthopedics and manual therapy; Strain counterstrain and osteopathic manipulation


1. Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, CUMC, Precision Medicine Pilot Award; NIH Clinical Translational Science Award, Center for Advancing Translational Science: UL1 TR001873

2. Center for Injury Epidemiology & Prevention, CUMC, Exploratory Pilot Grant; CDC National Center for Injury Prevention & Control: 1 R49 CE002096

Selected Publications

Founding Co-Chief Editor, Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy

Associate Editor, Prosthetics Orthotics International 

Published research is listed here:

Global Health Activities

Health Volunteers Overseas - Physical Therapy Orthopedics, Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam