Cade Named Division Chief for Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
W. Todd Cade, PT, PhD

W. Todd Cade, PT, PhD

W. Todd Cade, PT, PhD, associate director of Postdoctoral Fellowships, Program in Physical Therapy & Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, has been named division chief of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Cade will begin his new role in July.

Dr. Cade received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, and his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He completed his postdoctoral training in Endocrinology-Metabolism from Washington University School of Medicine. In his 17-year tenure at Washington University, Dr. Cade oversaw the training program of the postdoctoral fellows. He has been an NIH-funded researcher for his entire career and has served in numerous leadership positions including chair of the Scientific Review Committee for the Foundation of Physical Therapy Research.  

“I think the future of rehabilitation science and the physical therapy profession has never been brighter,” said Cade. “Due to its resources, faculty, innovative education model, and the collaborative spirit, I believe the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division at Duke is exceptionally positioned to grow and thrive locally, nationally, and internationally. I am excited to be at the helm of this new growth and will work to promote and ignite a passion for excellence in research, education, and clinical care in our students, faculty and staff.”