DPT Division Chief and Faculty Member Receive Top Honors


Division Chief Todd Cade, PT, PhD, and Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, have been awarded top honors from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 

Dr. Cade has been recognized as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA).  The APTA Fellows is the association’s highest membership designation and is awarded to members who have demonstrated a minimum of 15 years of unwavering efforts to advance the profession.  Dr. Cade came to Duke in 2020 after serving at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He oversees a robust research laboratory focused on the study of innovative and precision rehabilitation strategies to enhance cardiometabolic health. Dr. Cade joins a small group of other Duke influential members, who have received the FAPA distinction, including Dr. Cook, Steven George, PT, PhD, and Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhD.

Dr. Cook has been recognized as this year’s Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature. The Hislop award Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature honors a physical therapist who has been actively engaged in writing and publishing professional literature pertaining to the physical therapy profession for at least 10 years.  Dr. Cook recently published his 350th paper. A professor of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Cook serves as the director of Clinical Facilitation Research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of the Duke Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

They will be recognized at an APTA awards ceremony next summer in Kansas City.