Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS

Dr. Wendy Katzman is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She also is a physical therapist and a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She received her BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

After years of clinical work, Dr. Katzman recently completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy Science (DPTSc) degree to study targeted effective therapies for reducing impairments associated with age-related functional decline. She has conducted an uncontrolled clinical trial of the effects of exercise on hyperkyphosis in older community-dwelling women.

Dr. Katzman’s BIRCWH research focuses on the epidemiology of hyperkyphosis in older women and the role of hyperkyphosis along the causal pathway to disability. Her BIRCWH mentors are Deborah Grady, MD, and Dennis Black, PhD.