After years as a volunteer and adjunct faculty member, Tonas Kalil joined the department in June 2005. From 2005 until 2011 he split his time between teaching in the blocks and serving as an ACCE in clinical education. Since 2005 he has taken on Blocking Leader responsibilities and continues to teach in several blocks.
"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 served as volunteer/adjunct faculty from 1995-2005. In addition, he worked as a consultant for the International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation, assisting in the organization of programs to assist young burn survivors from 1995 through 2010. He has served on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centers Community Development Board, was selected as the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science's "Alumni of the Year" in 2001, and received the Barbara Knothe Burn Therapist Achievement Award from the American Burn Association in 2009. He earned his DPT from the University of Montana in 2010.
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