After years as a volunteer and adjunct faculty member, Tonas Kalil joined the department in June 2005 and splits his time between teaching in the DPT program and working in clinical education as one of the ACCEs.
"I always felt very lucky to be able to participate as an adjunct faculty member. Now, as a regular member of the faculty, I have an increased opportunity to contribute to the profession by supporting the department in its efforts to educate the next generation of therapist."
After receiving his degree in Physical Therapy from Maryland in 1985, Kalil worked for nine years at the Baltimore Regional Burn Center. During this time he co-founded a non-profit organization, the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp Fund, which continues to provide programs for burn-injured youth and their families. He completed his Masters in General Administration, Health Care in 1994 and has served as volunteer/adjunct faculty since 1995. He continues to work as a consultant for the International Association of Fire Fighters, assisting in the organization of programs to assist young burn survivors. He has served on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centers Community Development Board and was selected as the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science's "Alumni of the Year" in 2001.
"The Road to Recovery—Physical Rehabilitation" and "Looking to the Future—Organized Support," # M. Schmitt, E. Kalil, L. French, Severe Burns—A Family Guide to Medical and Emotional Recovery. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993
Peer-reviewed journal articles
"How Soon Is Safe? Ambulation of the Patient With Burns After Lower-Extremity Skin Grafting," # M. Schmitt, E. Kalil, L. French, Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, January/February 1991
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