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

    Assistant 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

    Associate 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

    Assistant 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, 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

    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

    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 22-year-old horse named Winnie the Pooh. 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
  • Susan C. Kim

    Administrative Coordinator, Admissions & Program Initiatives

    Susan coordinates all facets of the admissions process and works with prospective and current students throughout their time in the Columbia DPT Program. She is also involved in events, such as interview days, orientation, white coat ceremony and convocation. Raised in New York City, Susan comes from a diverse background in art, design, and provider enrollment and credentialing. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, crafting and traveling.

    Portrait of Susan Kim outside with tree in background
  • Susanna Mayas

    Administrative Assistant

    Susanna is the Administrative Assistant for the Programs in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. She is responsible for helping faculty, staff, and students with administrative matters. She is a native of New York but spent more than six years in Boston working for both MIT and Harvard. It was there that she discovered her interest in working in university settings. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and drawing, a hobby she has practiced her entire life.

    portrait of Susana