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Dr. Cathy S. Elrod, PT
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy; Professor of Physical Therapy
Contact Information

4040 N. Fairfax Dr.
(703) 284-5984

Academic Credentials

B.S., Virginia Tech
M. S., Medical College of Virginia
Ph.D., George Mason University
Licensed Physical Therapist in VA
Teaching Areas:
  • Introductory course on the profession of physical therapy and the larger health care environment in which physical therapists practice
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients in the acute care setting
Research Interests:
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Management of the acute and critically ill patient
  • Influences of social issues on rehabilitation and the delivery of patient care
With expertise in management of the medically complex patient, Dr. Cathy Elrod has been part of Marymount’s faculty since 1997. She has practiced in home health and at large tertiary trauma hospitals, including the Medical University Hospital of the Medical University of South Carolina and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She has extensive experience in acute care, including the management of patients with burns, as well as neurological, medical-surgical, oncological, cardiopulmonary, wound, and critical care diagnoses.

Dr. Elrod is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Virginia Physical Therapy Association where she has held positions at the state and national level.