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Linda C. French, PT

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Allied Health Research Building

Education and Training


Physical Therapy, BS May 1985

University of Maryland, Baltimore , Maryland

Post-graduate Education and Training

Medical Licensures

          Physical Therapist, State of Maryland, (active)

Research/Clinical Keywords

physical therapy, burns

Highlighted Publications


Peer-reviewed journal articles

M. Schmitt, E. Kalil, L. French, “How Soon Is Safe? Ambulation of the Patient With Burns After Lower-Extremity Skin Grafting,”  Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, January/February 1991

Book Chapters

Contributor, “The Road to Recovery—Physical Rehabilitation” and “Looking to the Future—Organized Support,” Severe Burns—A Family Guide to Medical and Emotional Recovery. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993

Proffered Communications

M. Schmitt, E. Kalil, L. French, “OT and PT with the Use of Cultured Epithelium,” Mid-Atlantic Burn Conference, 1989

E. Kalil, L. French, “Changes in Self-Concept as a Result of the Burn Camp Experience,” presented at American Burn Association (ABA) Annual Meeting, 1990

E. Kalil, L. French, “Integration of Therapy Into Camping,” presented at First International Burn Camp Workshop, Bemidji, MN, 1992

E. Kalil, L. French, “Camper Selection,” presented at First International Burn Camp Workshop, Bemidji, MN, 1992

Awards and Affiliations

Honors and Awards

2001 Alumni of the Year -                                                                                                                                                University of Maryland Baltimore Physical Therapy Alumni Association

2009 Unsung Hero Award - Burn Foundation, Philadelphia                                                                                   

2009 Barbara Knothe Burn Therapist Achievement Award  - American Burn Association                           

Community Service

Administrative Service

 Institutional service

1995 to 2005         Volunteer Faculty - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. PTRS

2004 to present      Guest Lecturer - Howard University School of Physical Therapy                     

2012 to present      Volunteer Faculty - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. PTRS


Local and National Service

1979 to 1993           (EMT 1979 to 1989, Paramedic 1989 to 1993) - Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad

1989 to 1992           Co-Director - Baltimore Regional Burn Center Foundation Summer Camp

1992 to present       Co-Director/President, Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp Fund         

2010                       International Association of Burn Camps Workshop, coordinator   

2009 to 2011           Board Member, International Association of Burn Camps



Professional Activity

Professional Society Memberships

          American Physical Therapy Association, 1984 to present

          American Burn Association, 1986 to present