CAROLE LEWIS, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PHD, FSOAE, FAPTA

Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, is well known as leader and innovator in the area of rehabilitation and optimal aging.  She has served as the Editor-in-Chief of an award winning international journal for over 30 years and has received top honors from the American Physical Therapy Association and The Gerontological Society.  She has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics.  In 1983, she started a private practice in Washington, D.C. and continues to work as a clinician.  Dr. Lewis received two Master’s degrees, Health Care Management and Gerontology, from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Maryland.  She currently serves on the Medical Faculty at George Washington University as a full adjunct professor in the Department of Geriatrics. 



Her professional awards include the APTA’s Lucy Blair Service Award, the Section on Geriatrics’ Clinical Excellence Award and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s highest honor, the Joan Mills Award.  She is an APTA Catherine Worthington Fellow and in 2016, she received the Mary McMillan Lecture Award from the APTA, their highest honor.