Stacy Kinirons, PT, PhD, MPH

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

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

Administrative Titles

  • Associate Director, Programs in Physical Therapy

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, Anatomy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MPH, Community Health Education, New York University
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Ithaca College

Committees, Societies, Councils

American Physical Therapy Association (National and New York)

American Association of Anatomists

Honors & Awards

Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching (2020), Columbia University

Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators (2020), Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

Excellence in Teaching Award (2017, 2018, 2019), Program in Physical Therapy, Columbia University

Graduate Award of Excellence (1998-2000), Virginia Commonwealth University




Research Interests

  • Gross Anatomy Education

Selected Publications

1. Rodriguez-Torres, R., Fabiano, J., Goodwin, A., Rao, A.K., Kinirons, S., De Vivo, D.C., & Montes, J. Neuroanatomical models of muscle strength and relationship to ambulatory function in spinal muscular atrophy. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases. 2020;7(4):459-466. doi: 10.3233/JND-200550. PMID: 32925091

2.Kinirons, S.A., Reddin, V.M., & Maguffin, J. Effects of alternating dissection with peer teaching and prosected cadaver demonstrations in a physical therapy and occupational therapy gross anatomy course. Anatomical Sciences Education. 2019;12(5):468-477. doi: 10.1002/ase.1833. PMID: 30452788

3. Mortera, M.H., Kinirons, S.A., Simantov, J., & Klingbeil, H. Long term neurobehavioral symptoms and return to productivity in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans with and without traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2019;12(5):468-477. doi: 10.1002/ase.1833. PMID: 30452788

4. Kinirons, S.A. and Do, S. The acute care physical therapy HIV/AIDS patient population: a descriptive study. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2015;14(1):53-63. doi: 10.1177/232597413476552. PMID: 23589436

5. Kinirons, S.A., Shall, M.S., McClung, J.R. and Goldberg, S.J. (2003). Effect of artificial rearing on the contractile properties and myosin heavy chain isoforms of developing rat tongue musculature. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2003;90(1):120-127.

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