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Leslie B Glickman
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Leslie B Glickman P.T., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Additional Title(s): Director of Post-Professional Programs
Location: Allied Health Building 205A
Phone: (410) 706-4543
Fax: (410) 706-6387

Personal History:

Leslie Glickman is the Director of Post-Professional Programs and Executive Director of External Affairs at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Most recently, she was the interim Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Dr. Glickman earned a B.S. from the University of Maryland with a Certificate in Physical Therapy, a M.Ed. in Special Education and M.G.A. in General Administration (Healthcare focus) from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from Walden University in Health Services. She has extensive managerial and academic teaching experience, particularly on a variety of Professional Issues topics.

Areas of special interest and research for Dr. Glickman are promoting the integration of evidence with clinical rehabilitation practice and measuring cross-cultural adaptability of physical therapy students with immersion experiences in non-native cultures. She has provided continuing education courses, lectures, and posters, platforms, and programs for multiple groups of rehab professionals in a broad variety of settings. Dr. Glickman has published several articles on a range of topics. She is a member of the APTA Sections on Education and Health Policy Administration (HPA) and its’ Global Health Special Interest Group, and serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the HPA. Currently, she is President of the Maryland Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and an active member of the University of Maryland’s Global Health Interprofessional Council. Dr. Glickman provides volunteer academic and consulting assistance to local, national, and international organizations on professionally-related topics, including her role as the Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Volunteer Program Director for the Physical Therapy Program at Adekus University of Suriname.

Research Interests:

Measuring cross-cultural adaptability of physical therapy students with immersion experiences in non-native cultures and the integration of evidence on a variety of topics into clinical practice, including recovery post stroke, wellness, and use of supported standing devices.

Clinical Speciality:

Management, leadership, and administration


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Glickman, L. B. (1999). Characteristics of integrated delivery systems: An analysis of staff perceptions. Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (doctoral dissertation). Dissertation abstract available through ProQuest: DAI-B 60/05, p. 2051, Nov 1999.

Glickman, L. B., Paleg, & G., Geigle, P. (2010). Supported standing: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine: An interdisciplinary approach, 3(3), 197-213.

Chong, D., & Glickman, L. B. (2010). Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy from a physical therapist perspective: A case report. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 1(1), 4-13.

John, E. B., Pfalzer, L. A., Glickman, L. B., Masaaki, S., Sabus, C., Okafor, U. A. C., Al-Jarrah, M. (2011). Establishing and Upgrading Physical Therapist Education in Developing Countries: Four case examples of service by Japan and United States PT Programs to Nigeria, Suriname, Mongolia, and Jordan. Journal of Physical Therapy Education (accepted for publication, in press).

Chong, D., Johnson, C. C., & Glickman, L. B. (2011). Case Files in Physical Therapy, Columbus, Ohio: Macmillan/McGraw Hill (accepted for publication, in press).

Non-Peer Reviewed

Glickman, L. B. (1993). Brave new world, Physical Therapy Magazine, 1(4), 63-67.

Glickman, L. B. (1995). Survival strategies for the rehab manager looking toward the twenty-first century, The Resource, 27(1), 6-7.

Glickman, L. B. (1995). The challenge of reengineering–A rehabilitation manager’s view, The Resource, Fall, 6-7.

Glickman, L. B. (1995). Group process in developing a clinical specialist position, Physical Therapy Magazine, 3(3), 52-59.

Glickman, L. B. (1996). Using CQI to improve transfer training for staff, Physical Therapy Magazine, 4(4), 84-87.

Glickman, L. B. (1996). Implementing the revised RVU billing system for Maryland hospital physical therapy services, Maryland Hospital Association, (unpublished manuscript).

Glickman, L. B. (1997). Creating a staff competency program, The Resource, 27(4), 8-10.

Glickman, L. B. (1997). An analysis of managed care organizations, Part 1, The Resource, 27(5), 8-11.

Glickman, L. B. (1998). An analysis of managed care organizations, Part 2, The Resource, 28(1), 1, 4-8.

Glickman, L .B. (1998). An analysis of managed care organizations, Part 3, The Resource, 28(2), 10-15.

Glickman, L. B. (1998). An analysis of managed care: Survival strategies for rehabilitation services providers, The Resource, 28(3), 1, 4-7.

Links of Interest:

Health Volunteers Overseas