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Steven H. Tepper, PT, PhD

Academic Title:

Professor (Adjunct Faculty I I)

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Education and Training

Education

1979 B.S. in Physical Therapy, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

1981-1990 Ph.D. Experimental Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, Recovery of Heart Tissue Following Focal Injury, Dr. Wolfgang Mergner

 

Medical Licensures

Physical Therapy License Maryland, Active

Highlighted Publications

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

1. Tepper, S.H. and Mergner, W.J.: Role of the lymphatics in aiding regression of hypokalemic lesions in rat cardiac muscle. Lymphology, 22:42-50, 1989.

2. Tepper, S.H., Anderson, P.A., Mergner, W.J.: Recovery of the heart following focal injury induced by dietary restriction of potassium. Path Res Prac, 186:265-285 1990.

3. Rick D, Lastova P, Tepper SH: The cardiovascular and metabolic effects of upper extremity isokinetic exercise. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 5: 1, 2-5, 1994.

4. Herzenberg, J.E., Scheufele, L.L., Paley, D., Bechtel, R, Tepper, S.: Knee range of motion in isolated femoral lengthening. Clin Ortho and Rei Res, 301, 49-54, 1994.

5. Cook, H., Morales, M., La Rosa, E., Dean, J., McHugh, P., Otradovec, A., Wright, K., Kula, T., Tepper, S.: Effects of electrical stimulation on lymphatic flow and limb volume in the rat. Phys Ther 74: 11, 1040-1046, 1994.

6. Ambridge, S., Tepper S., Gilbert, W., Kyle, R, Mundy, J., Russo, S.: Reliability of submaxiaml graded exercise testing of male subjects with SCI using a wheelchair ergometer. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 7:1, 3-7, 1996.

7. Tepper, SH, McKeough, DM: Deep Venous Thrombosis: Risks, Diagnosis, Treatment Interventions and Prevention. Acute Care Perspectives 8 (1) 1-7, 2000.

8. Augustine MJ, Eagleton KJ, Graham DH, Koontz C, Marchetti G, Story SB, Sullivan WJ, and Tepper SH. Reliability of ankle brachial pressure index measurements by physical therapists and physical therapy students. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 11 (3), 99-104,2000.

9. Holub C, Lamont M, Lombardo A, Pence T, Schultz G, McKeough D, Reeder J, Tepper S. The Reliablility of the 6 MWT in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease. Acute Care Perspectives. 11 (1) 8-11, 2003.

Additional Publication Citations

Book Chapters

1. Goodman CC, and Bouissonnault WG. Pathology: Implications for the PT, 2nd Ed WB Saunders. Chapter on Cell Injury and Inflammation written by Tepper, S & Mckeough, M. 2002.

2. Bouissonnault WG. A Primary Care Primer for the Outpatient Orthopaedic Physical Therapist, Chapter on Systems Review Including Vital Signs written by Tepper, S & Mckeough, M, Published in 2004.

3. Goodman CC, and Bouissonnault WG. Pathology: Implications for the PT, 3rd Ed WB Saunders. Chapter on Deep Venous Thrombosis. written by Tepper, S 2006.

Abstracts and/or Proceedings

1. Tepper, S.H., Anderson, P.A: Effects of exercise on the coronary tree of a rat, post isoproterenol induced myocardial necrosis. Phys Ther, 60:596, 1980.

2. Tepper, S.H., Bloyer, R, Danoff, JV.: Effects of varying speeds of isokinetic exercise on heart rate, blood pressure and EKG. Phys Ther, 61 :689-690, 1981.

3. Bickley, M.A, Marchsteiner, S., Cormier, J., Dorsett, C., Hudson, C., Wells, Y, Tepper, S., Lawless, T.: The effects of various temperature baths on maximal handgrip strength. Phys Ther, 63:773, 1983.

4. Bloecher, J., Collins, D., Falck, A, Fink, M., Meisenheimer, J. Tepper,S., Turner, J., Vaeth, T.,: The effects of varying speeds of isokinetic exercise on physiological parameters and work output. Phys Ther, 64: 1985.

5. Millford, J., Clagett, C., Keenan P., Rick, D., Lastova, P. Wilhelm, W., Tepper, S.: The cardiovascular and metabolic effects of upper extremity isokinetic exercise. Phys Ther 66:776, 1986.

6. Kolodgie, F.D., Virmani, R., Osmialowski, A, White, C., Form, M., Tepper, S., Mergner, W.,: Prevention of myocardial ischemia during repeated balloon angioplasty with Gluosal-DA The American Heart Association's 59th Scientific Sessions, Nov. 17-20, 1986. Dallas Texas.

7. Kolodgie, F.D., Virmani, R., Osmialowski, A, White, C., Form, M., Tepper, S., Mergner, W.,: Prevention of myocardial ischemia during repeated balloon angioplasty with Fluosol- DA Lab Invest 56:39A, 1987

8. Rolle, B., Chipman, N., Carrasco, M., Ripp, M., Hedgepeth, M., Grose,R, Bausam, S., and Tepper, S.: Warm-up activity prior to submaximal stress testing and its relationship to physiological reliability. Phys Ther 67, 1987.

9. Costabile, E., Eways, E., Finley, M., Lenzenweger, C., Murphy, B., Rayne, L., Selsky, J., Tepper, S.: Effect of a warm-up period on reliability of submaximal stress testing. Phys Ther 68, 1988.

10. Tepper, S.H., Anderson, P.A, Mergner, W.J.: Recovery of the myocardium following focal necrosis. Phys Ther 68, 1988.

11. Tepper, S.H. and Mergner, W.J.: Role of the lymphatics in aiding regression of hypokalemic lesions in rat cardiac muscle. J Mol Cell Cardiol, 20 (Suppl 111),1988.

12. Wray, H., Schuffle, L., Tepper, S.H.: Reproducibility of submaximal stress testing on consecutive weeks. Phys Ther 69, 1989.

13. Wray, H., Schuffle, L., Tepper, S.H.: Reproducibility of submaximal stress testing on consecutive weeks. J Cardiopul Rehab 9:400, 1989.

14. Cook, H.A, Morales, M.L., La Rosa, E.M., Dean, J.R, Donnelly, M.K., McHugh, P.A, Otradovec, A, Wright, K.S., Kula, T.J., Alon, G., Anderson, P.A, Tepper, S.H.: Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Lymphatic Flow and Limb Volume in the Rat. Phys Ther, 1990.

15. Tepper, S.H., Alon, G., Stickney, S.C., Anderson, P.A, Bechtel, RH.: The Effect of Neuromuscular Stimulation on Body Metabolism. Phys Ther, 1990.

16. Anand, AE., Bailey-Plummer, J.A, Clem, RT., Conroy, V.M., Padezanin, J.D., Rund, J.B., Stanislav, AM., Mullan, P.S., Anderson, P.A, Tepper, S.H.: Effects of a Warm-Up Period on the Reproducibility of Weekly Stress Tests. Phys Ther, 1990.

17. Cosgrove, K.S., Bell, S.F., Fischer, S.R., Fowler N.R, Jones, T.L., Myaing, J.C., Riddlespurger, M.T., Seaman, L.J., Tepper, S.H., Alon, G.: The electrical effect of two commonly used clinical stimulators on traumatic edema. Phys. Ther. (Suppl), 71:6 S117, 1991.

18. Tepper, S.H., Siders, S., Morales, J., Mergner, G.W, Mergner, W.J.: Myocardial recovery after hypokalemic injury. J Mol Cell Cardiol 24:S80, 1992. 

19. Lea, J.A, Laue, J.A, Klein, L.R, Gowatski, K.S., Lyons, E., Foye, S., Tepper, S.H.: The effect of electrical stimulation on edematous rat hind paws. Phys Ther (Suppl), 72:6 S116, 1992.

20. Colbo, KL, Fallone, NY, Heinlein, SA, Schmidt, J, Spencer, JA, Tsylor, PS, Tepper, SH: Effects of one hour of electrical stimulation on wound healing in diabetic mice. Phys Ther (Suppl), 74:5 S167, 1994.

21. Collins, ML, Conroy, LA, Dixon, RE, Garinther, AM, Palicki, CM, Ruleman, AR, Salfia, G, Tepper, SH: Effects of two hours of electrical stimulation on wound healing in diabetic mice. Phys Ther (Suppl), 74:5 S5, 1994.

22. Barber AK, Barber S, Compton SL, Cook ML, Learn RS, Tepper SH: Kinematic analysis of treadmill accommodation after a warm-up on increasing the reliability of submaximal exercise testing. Cardiopul Phys Ther J 6: 1, 1995.

23. Schaefer KA, Tepper SH, Bayliff DB, Fogarty DP, Gerstel DL, Hunt WR, Johnson WM, Patane SH, Schneider ED, Swink TA, Taber EW: Effects of an instructional video and a warm-up period on the reliability of a submaximal exercise test. Cardiopul Phys Ther J 6: 1, 1995. 

24. Ambridge, S., Tepper S., Gilbert, W., Kyle, R, Mundy, J., Russo, S.: Reliability of submaximal graded exercise testing of male subjects with SCI using a wheelchair ergometer. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 6:4, 1995.

25. Shiffler, M.A, Tepper, S.H., Bolig, K.H., Chesnek, C.A, Hann, F.L., Snyder, B.M. Responses to sport specific training in adolescent females during one season of high school varsity basketball. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 7:4, 1996.

26. Eastep, T.D., Fritz, AM., Horton, DV., Williamson, RD., Wolson, AK., Tepper, S.H. The reliability of submaximal wheelchair ergometer exercise testing between normal & paraplegic males. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 7:4, 1996.

27. McBride PR, Williams KI, Duvall RV, Landino MD, Sobajian AM, Tepper SH. Long Term Satisfaction, Efficacy, Outcomes and Costs in Patients with Low Back Pain Receiving Physical Therapy. A Comparison between the Outpatient Hospital and Private Practice Settings. JOSPT 1999.

28. Augustine MJ, Eagleton KJ, Graham DH, Koontz C, Marchetti G, Story SB, Sullivan WJ, Tepper SH. Reliability of ankle brachial pressure index measurements by physical therapists and physical therapy students. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 10:4, 1999.

29. Swisher AK, Johnston NL, Riggleman CA, Spurlock CM, Stratton JL, Utzman RR, Tepper SH. Perceived vs actual fitness and body mass index in college students.  Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 11 :4, 2000.

30. Swingle A, Krause RA, Mamdani S, Robertson KK, Tepper SH. Fitness Levels of Physical Therapy Students Using Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Body Mass Index. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 11 :4, 2000.

31. Snook CJ, Colombell M, Hayes SS, Pequignot JE, Swenson AM, McKeough OM, Augustine C, Tepper SH. The reliability of the six-minute walk test in subjects poststroke: acute and chronic samples. Cardiopul Phys Ther J. 12:4, 148, 2001.

32. Holub C, Lamont M, Lombardo A, Pence T, Schultz G, McKeough 0, Reeder J, Tepper S. The Reliability of the 6 MWT in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease. WCPT Abstracts Booklet. June 6 - 13, 2003.

Published Multimedia

1. Endurance Impairments: Examination, Differential Diagnosis, and Interventions Time: 4 hours April 2001 Lower Extremity Large Vessel Disorders: Examination and Intervention Time: 1 hour April 2001

2. Utilizing the Guide to PT Practice 1 credit course for the T-DPT Program August 2003 and revised 2005 with Dr. Andrew Guccione.

3. Endurance Impairments, Differential Diagnosis and Interventions: a Case Based Approach Time 10 hours Fall 2004

4. Basic EKG Interpretation Time 5 hours Fall of 2004

5. Evidence Based Physical Therapy Management: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus By Charles Ciccone, PT, PhD, FATPA, Daniel Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Steven Tepper, PT, PhD, Phillip Wells, MD. Time 5 hours.

LETTERS

1. Tepper, S.H. and Mergner, W.J.: Diagnostic criteria: Lymphatic vessels of the heart. Cor Notes, 2, 1987.

2. Humphrey, R, Tepper, SH and Baughman, M. Benefits of Walking 30 minutes a Day, ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal®, Fall 2007.

Clinical Specialty Details

Clinical Activities

1979 - 1980       Staff physical therapist at Baltimore City Hospital. Primarily performed cardiac exercise testing and Phase 1 - 3 rehabilitation.

1993 - 2005       Staff physical therapist at Winchester Medical Center. Primarily performed Phase 1 cardiac rehabilitation.

Awards and Affiliations

Honors and Awards

1979     Graduating with Honors in Research, UMB

1979     Who's Who in American Colleges

1983     Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Maryland.

1986     Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Maryland.

1989     Annual Independent Research Award, University of Maryland.

1991     Annual Independent Research Award, University of Maryland.

1992     Annual Independent Research Award, University of Maryland.

1992     Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Maryland.

1995     Best Platform Presentation - CSM APT A Cardiopulmonary Section. Kinematic analysis of treadmill accommodation after a warm-up on increasing the reliability of submaximal exercise testing.

1999     Cardiopulmonary Sections Linda Crane Merit Award

2000     Awarded "Exemplary Training in Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Rehabilitation" from Rehabilitation Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health.

2001     Awarded the "Wilkins Award" for service to the Shenandoah University.

2003     "Alumnus of the Year" in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of physical therapy, presented by University of Maryland, October, 2003.

2005     Represented the APTA for in front of Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee at Center's for Medicare/Medicaid for promotion of healthy lifestyle for prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

2005     Robert C Bartlett Innovation in Fundraising Award by the Foundation for Physical Therapy, presented at APTA's National Conference, Boston, MA, June 2005.

2006     Represented APTA in front of CMS for regarding Cardiac Rehab Proposal, January 12, 2006.

2007     Outstanding Service presented by Geriatric Rehabilitation Education and training Institute. Presented January 2ih, 2007.

Grants and Contracts

Grant Support

Completed Grants:

1981-1982   (PI, 100%), "Study of the effects of exercise on Plasma HOC', University of Maryland Intramural Bressler Grant, Annual Direct Costs: $4,000, Total Direct Costs: $4,000

1987-1990   (PI,100%), "Healing of Focal Myocardial Lesions in Nutritional Hypokalemia", Foundation for Physical Therapy, Graduate Traineeship, Annual Direct Costs: $4,300, Total Direct Costs: $4,300

1987 -1990   (PI,50%), "Healing of Focal Myocardial Lesions in Nutritional Hypokalemia", University of Maryland Intramural Grant, Annual Direct Costs: $8,000, Total Direct Costs: $8,000

1989-1990    (PI,50%), "The Effects of Neuromuscular Stimulation on Body Metabolism", Annual Direct Costs: $3,500, Total Direct Costs: $3,500

1990-1991     (PI, 100%), "Length Tension Relationship In Vivo Amount", Annual Direct Costs: $3,000, Total Direct Costs: $3,000

Professional Activity

Professional Society Memberships

1977 - present American Physical Therapy Association #20555

1979 -1981 Maryland Kinesiological Society

1980 - Program Chair

1983 - present Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the APT A

1988 - 2003 Member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

1988 - 1990 Member of the International Society of Lymphology

2008 - present Member of the Physical Therapy Learning Institute

Administrative Service

2000-2005 Director of the Division of Physical Therapy both entry level DPT and tDPT program at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

2006-present  Director of Distance Education tDPT Program at Marymount University

Institutional Service

2001-2003  Chair of Health Professions Council at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Local and National Service

1979-1980 Program Chair for the Maryland Kinesiological Society

1990 - 1998 Research Chair of the Cardiopulmonary Section of the APTA

1998 - 2001 President of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the APTA

2001 - 2002 Ex-officio to the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of the APTA

Editorial Board

1991 - present   APTA Cardiopulmonary Section Journal,

1991 - present   Physical Therapy Practice

Fall 1992           Issue Editor for the Physical Therapy Practice, Volume 1, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy.

Teaching Service

Clinical Sciences:  1979 to present Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, 15 - 30 hours per semester, 30 - 68 students

Basic Sciences:  Physiology/Cell Biology/Exercise Physiology, 45 - 60 hours per semester, 30 - 68 students

Pathology:  45 - 60 hours per semester, 30 - 68 students