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Michael Chiacchiero
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: (718) 982-3153
Degrees/Diplomas: Doctor of Physical Therapy 2007 - Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Interests: Physical therapy for patients with stroke, dizziness and patients who have lost a limb

Date of full-time hire at CUNY: September 2008
Address: 2800 Victory Blvd, Building 5N-205, Staten Island, NY 10314
Fax: (718) 982-2984


Institution  Dates Attended Degree & Major   Date Conferred
Massachusetts General Hospital 2005 - 2007   Doctor of Physical Therapy 2007  June 2006
Rutgers/UMDNJ Joint Program      1993 - 1995   Master of Physical Therapy May 1995  
College of Staten Island    1989 - 1990   Bachelor of Arts in English 1990   May 1990  
The Pennsylvania State University 1985 -1989    Bachelor of Science in Business May 1989  

1)  Chiacchiero, M; Dressely, B; Silva, U; DeLosReyes, R; Vorik, B.  The relationship between Range of Movement, Flexibility, and Balance in the Elderly.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. April/June 2010. 26(2):148-155


  • SENCER Fall Conference– Scholarship of Teaching and Learning– October 2, 2010
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop @ CSI September 15, 2010
  • Gender Equity Project – Workshop for Junior Faculty Fall 2009
  • Pediatric Primer – April 23-24, 2009
  • High Risk Skin - Effective Wound Care Strategies:  January 17, 2009
  • Neurological Disorders: Symposium at JFK Medical Center on November 30, 2007
  • Clinical Neuroscience for Practitioners:  Approaches to Diagnosing &  Managing,  March, 2007.
  • Dionne's Bariatric Ergonomics.  Michael Dionne, PT  April 10, 2007

Developed 3 courses at the start of the DPT Program for CSI
PHT 80800:     Differential Diagnosis in Neurological Evaluation
PHT 80700:     Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
PHT 79500:     The Integumentary System:  Assessment and Intervention

Reviewed Carrie Sussman’s text:  Wound Care:  A Collaborative Practice Manual for Health Professionals – 3rd Edition.  March, 2009
Reviewed, “Exercise Prescriptions”, a text for FA Davis January 2010

Presented “Falls Prevention” at the Staten Island Health and Wellness Expo Sept 2010
Mentored a Staten Island Technical High School Senior who received a Bezos Grant: “Is the Alphabetter desk more comfortable than a standard school desk?”  Co PI with
Maureen Becker.  Presented at the World Science Festival on June 6, 2010