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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, DPT, CCS has clinical rehabilitation experience in managing patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction. He is interested in respiratory physiology, particularly how diaphragm function affects the control of breathing during exercise. His current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of exertional dyspnea.

Research/Clinical Keywords

respiratory physiology, diaphragm function, control of breathing, exercise hyperpnea, dyspnea, ultrasound imaging

Highlighted Publications

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

Ho S, Rock K, Addison O, Marchese V, 2022. Relationships between diaphragm ultrasound, spirometry, and respiratory mouth pressures in children. Respir Physiol Neurobiol.

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