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Karen R. Murdock, PT, DScPT

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I I)

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science 100 Penn St, AHB Baltimore, MD 21201

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Marquette University, 1986

Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy,  University of Maryland Baltimore,  2009  


Dr. Murdock began her clinical career at UMMC in STC in 1986 and spent the next 15 years serving in clinical and management roles for both Physical Therapy and the Rehabilitation Services department, as well as supporting research initiatives.  She worked for more than 10 years in the STAR ORC supporting and managing research projects as well as research staff.  For most of her career, Dr. Murdock has provided academic support for PTRS students initially as a clinical instructor in UMMC, and later providing lecture and lab support for areas of acute and trauma care, including neurologic and orthopedic evaluation and patient care.

Research/Clinical Keywords

physical therapy, acute care