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Simon K. Ho, PT, DPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


AHRB, 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 graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ithaca College in 2012. He worked as a physical therapist in the acute care and critical care settings at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He has extensive clinical rehabilitation 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 physical therapists and students and provided training for the rehabilitation department in the management of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). His current research focuses on cardiovascular and pulmonary function in children and adolescents with cancer. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

rehabilitation, musculoskeletal ultrasound, diaphragm function, cardiorespiratory fitness, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, childhood cancer

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

Ho S, Betz G, Marchese V. Exploring pulmonary function and physical function in childhood cancer: a systematic review. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. Published online March 11, 2021:103279. doi:10.1016/j.critrevonc.2021.10327

Ho S, York T, Marchese V. Exploring relationships between inspiratory muscle strength and functional capacity in childhood cancer survivors: a pilot study. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Published online August 18, 2021:1-12. doi:10.1080/08880018.2021.1960656

Ho S, Culligan M, Friedberg J, Goloubeva O, Marchese V. Examining the impact of physical function performance in predicting patient outcomes after lung-sparing surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Disabil Rehabil. Published online August 29, 2021:1-8. doi:10.1080/09638288.2021.1970256

Clinical Specialty Details

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Grants and Contracts

6/1/20 – 5/31/21 “Collaborative Research: RAPID: Understanding and Facilitating Remote Triage and Rehabilitation During Pandemics via Visual Based Patient Physiologic Sensing”
National Science Foundation Award #2030382. Role: Site-PI