Allyson Sutkowi-Hemstreet PT, DPT, CSCS

Allison Sutkowi-Hemstreet
Faculty Development Resident; Instructor, Medical Center

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Dr. Allyson Sutkowi-Hemstreet attended the University of California, Berkeley where she completed her BA in Psychology. She worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a research assistant and project manager for various studies examining substance abuse treatment, end-of-life and palliative care. After completing the Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in 2014, Allyson has worked primarily in acute care physical therapy, treating patients with various cardiovascular, pulmonary neurologic, orthopedic, oncologic, and post-surgical conditions. Dr. Sutkowi-Hemstreet is an American Board of Physical Therapy Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. She is also an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor. She is a board member of the Duke Alumni LGBTQ+ Network and a member of the APTA’s PT Proud Membership Committee. Dr. Sutkowi-Hemstreet is part of the 2022-2023 Health Professions cohort of the Teaching for Equity Fellowship. She is a current second-year Duke DPT Faculty Development Resident.

Her clinical focus is primarily adult acute care and patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions. She also has an interest and passion for social justice, humanities in medicine, and inclusive educational practices. 

DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2005


  • Introduction to Patient Exam, PT 634
  • Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Disparities Small Group Facilitator, PT 635
  • Exercise Prescription in the Continuum of Care, PT 638
  • Foundational Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Practice, PT 634
  • Management of the Complex Patient, PT 733
  • PT Professional Practice I, II, III
  • Adaptive Technologies, PT 644
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Practice II


Acute Care–adult cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery

Awards and Recognition

  • ABPTRFE Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy, 2022
  • APTA Basic Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2017
  • Recipient of the 2012 Duke Doctorate of Physical Therapy Helen Kaiser Alumni Award
  • Recipient of the 2014 Duke Doctorate of Physical Therapy Diversity Award