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Victoria G. Marchese, PhD, PT

Jane Kroh Satterfield Endowed Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Administrative Title:

Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


AHRB, 240F

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-7979

Education and Training

  • 1994 B.S., University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, Physical Therapy
  • 2001 Ph.D., MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, Rehabilitation Sciences


Victoria "Tori" Marchese, PT, PhD became chair of the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science in August, 2019. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in pediatric physical therapy.  Dr. Marchese has authored numerous book chapters and peer reviewed articles in the area of assessment and physical therapy intervention for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and lower-extremity sarcoma. She has presented nationally and obtained a grant to study the impact of student involvement in Interprofessional Education.  Dr. Marchese received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee and her PhD from MCP Hahnemann University.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatric physical therapy, Pediatric oncology, Cancer survivorship

Highlighted Publications

Marchese VG, Chiarello LA, Lange BJ. Effects of physical therapy intervention for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatric Blood Cancer. 2004;42:127-133.

Marchese VG, Hinds PS, Rai SN, Cremer LK, Neel MD, Rao BN, Spunt SL, Daw ND. A New Tool to Assess Functional Mobility in Survivors of Lower-Extremity Sarcoma, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Scientific Report, 2005.

Marchese VG, Morris GS, Gilchrist L, Ness KK, Wampler M, VanHoose L, Galantino ML Screening for Chemotherapy Late Effects, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 2011; 27:234-243.

Marchese VG, Oriel KN, Fry JA, Kovacs JL, Weaver RL, Reilly MM, and Ginsberg JP, Development of a Normative Sample for the Functional Mobility Assessment, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2012;24:224-30.

Marchese VG, McEvoy CS, Brown H, Greiner R, Demski M, Ginsberg JP, Exploring Factors that Influence Childhood Cancer Survivors' Choice of Occupation and Choice to Attend College. Rehabilitation Oncology 2014;32:23-28.

Rook MK, McEvoy CS, Greiner RG, Brown H, Marchese VG, Exploring the Feasibility of Performing Objective Screening Tools on Survivors of Pediatric Cancers as Part of a Long-Term Survivorship Clinic. Rehabilitation Oncology 2014;32:29-37.

Marchese VG, Sanders O, York T, Creath R, Rogers M. Motion analysis of a jumping task in childhood leukemia survivors.  Rehabilitation Oncology 2017;35:9-14.

Harrington SE, Stout NL, Hile E, Fisher MI, Eden M, Marchese V, Pfalzer LA. A Scoping review of cancer rehabilitation Publications (2008-2018) with a focus on physical function. Physical Therapy 2020;100:363-415.

Nelson C, Marchese V, Rock K, Addison O. Alterations in muscle architecture: A review of the relevance to individuals after limb salvage surgery for bone sarcoma. Frontiers in Pediatrics, Pediatric Orthopedics 2020;8:292.

Additional Publication Citations

Book Chapters

Marchese VG. Pediatric Oncology. In. Tecklin J (ed.). Pediatric Physical Therapy, 5th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2015).

Marchese VG. Case Study, Pediatric Oncology. In, Effgen SK (ed.) Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children, second edition (2013).

Marchese VG. Physical Therapy. In McLain B (ed.). Handbook of Pediatric Chronic Pain. 2011.

Awards and Affiliations


Oncology Section Research Award: Established by the Oncology Section, APTA, to recognize members whose work has resulted in enduring and outstanding research pertaining to Oncologic physical therapy. 2014.