Meet the Team

Boston University

Terry Ellis PhD, PT, NCS

Director of Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program

TEDr. Ellis is an Assistant Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College in the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of exercise and rehabilitation on the progression of disability in individuals with Parkinson disease. Dr. Ellis is also the Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University where she conducts research, provides clinical consultations and education to healthcare professionals and to persons with neurological disorders. In addition, Dr. Ellis directs the American Parkinson Disease Association National Rehabilitation Resource Center housed at Boston University. She also teaches examination and treatment of patients with neurological disorders within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Boston University. Dr. Ellis has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neurosciences from Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, she is a board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. She has published numerous articles and lectures internationally on topics related to rehabilitation in persons with Parkinson disease. Dr. Ellis is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Movement Disorders Society.

 

Tami DeAngelis, PT, DPT, GCS

Clinical Mentor

TRDDr. DeAngelis is a senior physical therapist at the Center for Neurorehabilitation, where, since 2006, she has been providing clinical care and participating in research and educational activities to persons with Parkinson disease and related movement disorders. Dr. DeAngelis oversees day to day clinic operations and supervises clinicians and students involved in both clinical and research programs within the Center. Dr. DeAngelis is also the Coordinator for the American Parkinson Disease Association National Rehabilitation Resource Center at BU where she provides information and resources on exercise and rehabilitation to patients, families and health care providers around the country. Prior to working at the Center, Dr. DeAngelis was employed at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital where she was a member of the Movement Disorders Team. She lectures in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Boston University and speaks at Parkinson’s disease support groups, professional conferences and symposia about the benefits of rehabilitation for persons with Parkinson disease. Dr. DeAngelis received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Lafayette College, a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2010. She is also a board certified specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Teresa Baker, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Mentor

Baker2Teresa is a physical therapist at the Center for Neurorehabilitation where she provides clinical care and participates in research and educational activities with persons with Parkinson disease and movement disorders. She was previously an Advanced Physical Therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Center in Medford, MA an outpatient center within Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital network. She has worked in the Spaulding system as a Physical Therapist since 2007, providing clinical care to outpatients treating a variety of diagnoses. She specializes in neurology with a special interest in vestibular rehab. Teresa has completed the American Physical Therapy Association Vestibular Rehabilitation competency course. Teresa is a lab instructor at MGH Institute of Health Professions for courses Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Disorders I and II. Teresa received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2007. She is also a board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Teresa enjoys travelling and yoga.

 

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT, NCS

Teaching Mentor

LBDr. Brown is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.  As a member of the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University, Dr. Brown participates in research with individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Brown teaches in the clinical application courses in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Boston University and provides clinical services to patients with a variety of neurological diagnosis at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  Dr. Brown received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a competency in Neurological Clinical Practice from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.  She is a board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a Vestibular Certified Specialist.  Dr. Brown is Chair of the Nomination Committee for the Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association of MA Education and Research Committee and the development team for the Neurologic Special Interest Group for the APTA of MA. Dr. Brown assists in coordinating the laboratory sessions for PT652: Neurological Systems I, in which the residents take part in a mentored teaching experience.

 

Karen Hutchinson, PhD, PT, DPT

Teaching Mentor

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Dr. Hutchinson is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.  Dr. Hutchinson received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, her Post-Professional Physical Therapy Master’s Degree in the Neurologic Tract from The Ohio State University, her Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University and her Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. Dr. Hutchinson currently is the Chair of the APTA’s Spinal Cord Injury, Special Interest Group.  Her scholarly and practice interests include Exercise prescription and treatment interventions in patients with spinal cord injury, development of functional assessments and clinical assessments of balance and fitness in subjects with SCI, as well as, walking retraining programs for persons with SCI. Dr. Hutchinson also teaches PT652: Neurological Systems I, in which the residents take part in a mentored teaching experience in the laboratory component of the class.

 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Deb Adduci, PT

Clinical Manager

daDeb Adduci is the Clinical Manager of inpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an acute care, level I trauma and tertiary care Harvard affiliated teaching hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. She oversees a staff of almost 70 employees. Deb successfully completed an internal leadership program to become a Sloane Fellow this past September.  She has been in a leadership role since 1998. Prior to that she was an inpatient team leader specializing in orthopedics working with patients following total joint replacement and multiple trauma. Prior to working at Beth Israel Deaconess, she worked at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI where she treated a variety of diagnoses across a number of settings including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient and home care.

 

Stacey Adamson Mcguire, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Mentor

SA  Dr. Adamson is the Inpatient Rehab Team Leader at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an acute teaching hospital in Boston. She has worked there as a Physical Therapist since 2000, providing clinical care to patients throughout all inpatient areas of the hospital, treating a variety of diagnoses. She specializes in neurology and also provides care to infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and nurseries. As the Inpatient Team Leader, she supervises inpatient staff physical therapists and assists in departmental organization and development. Dr. Adamson has also been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent since 2005, teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She presents biannual lectures in the neurology curriculum on inpatient care of patients with neurological dysfunction. She is a lab instructor for Neurological Systems I and II and has also been a lab instructor for Cardiopulmonary Systems I. Dr. Adamson received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2000, and went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2008. She is also a board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Brian McDonnell, PT, DPT, GCS

Clinical Mentor

McDonnell2Since graduating from Boston University with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2004 Dr. McDonnell has been an acute care physical therapist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Brian provides clinical care to patients on a variety units throughout the medical center including neuromedicine, neurosurgery, and neuro-intensive care. His experience in clinical education includes many years as an APTA certified clinical instructor as well as a tutorial leader for Boston University’s Comprehensive Clinical Reasoning course. Brian is also involved in the development of clinical reasoning skills of new PTs at BIDMC with mentoring efforts recently published in the JACPT, “The Development of a Physical Therapy Mentorship Program in Acute Care.” Brian received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2014. He is also a board certified specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Margherita Tamburello, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Mentor

IMG_1549Dr. Tamburello is a physical therapist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has worked there since completing the Boston University Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program in 2014. She provides clinical care to a variety of patient populations in the acute care setting. She has a special interest in neurology, neurosurgery, and the intensive care unit. She acts as the PT liaison for the interdisciplinary traumatic brain injury group, a group that works to improve quality care in this patient population throughout the medical center. She also co-leads the rehab department’s vestibular special interest group, a group focused on continuing education for PT staff. At Boston University, she has been a lab instructor for Neurological Systems I and II as well as a teaching assistant for Evidence Based Practice I. Dr. Tamburello received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2013. She is a board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and an APTA certified clinical instructor.

 

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Medford

Lisa Pezzini, PT

Clinical Director

PezziniLisa is the Clinical Supervisor of the Neurology Program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Center in Medford. She began working there in 1995 and started the comprehensive multidisciplinary neurology program which she continues to develop and supervise. Lisa has spent her career specializing in neurology and provides care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. Lisa also has an expertise in gait analysis, postural assessment and bracing. In addition, Lisa is the Brace Clinic Director for our center, providing evaluation for all types of bracing options to patients with a wide range of diagnoses. Lisa oversees all aspects of both programs across all disciplines and has been dedicated to further strengthening the quality of multidisciplinary rehabilitation care and services available on an outpatient basis to all neurology patients.

 

Sara Crandall, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Mentor

CrandallSara Crandall is a Physical Therapist on the neurology team at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Center in Medford, MA. She has worked at Spaulding Medford since 2014 and treats a variety of neurological diagnoses. She also leads an adaptive running group (Spaulding Runners in Training) through Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers. Sara completed the Boston University Neurological Physical Therapy residency from 2012-2013 and went on to become certified as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2014. Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Studies from Boston University in 2010, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2012. Sara is the current treasurer of the Massachusetts APTA Neurology SIG. Outside of the clinic, Sara enjoys running, volleyball, and triathlon.

 

Hilary Jacobson, PT, DPT

Clinical Mentor

Jacobson2Hilary Jacobson is currently an Advanced Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Center in Medford, MA. She has a special interest in neurology and has over 10 years of experience working with patients in a variety of settings. She has spent the past four years working in Medford helping grow the neurological interdisciplinary team. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire and both her Master of Science in Physical Therapy and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Hilary resides in the Boston area with her loving husband, beautiful daughter, and two energetic sons. She enjoys running, yoga, hiking, and stand up paddle boarding.