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Simon K. Ho, PT, DPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


AHB, Room 240G

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-0350


(410) 706-6387

Education and Training

  • 2010, B.S. Clinical Health Studies, Ithaca College
  • 2012, DPT, Ithaca College


Simon Ho, PT, DPT, CCS is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2012. He began his career at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC where he worked as a physical therapist in the acute care and critical care settings. He has extensive clinical experience in the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support, and critical illness. During his time in acute care, Dr. Ho served as a clinical instructor for numerous physical therapists and students and provided training for the rehabilitation department in the management of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). In 2018, Dr. Ho became a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular & pulmonary physical therapy. His areas of interest include advanced heart failure, diaphragm dysfunction, and the link between breathing and postural control.

Research/Clinical Keywords

heart failure, ventricular assist device, mechanical circulatory support, rehabilitation in critical care, diaphragm dysfunction, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease

Highlighted Publications


Ho, S., Description of Early and Progressive Physical Therapy Interventions for Five Patients Supported on Axillary Intra-aortic Balloon Pump: A Case Series, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, poster presentation at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, DC, 2019


Clinical Specialty Details

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy