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Division of Physical Therapy
UNM Health Sciences Center
MSC 09-5230
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505-272-5479
Fax: 505-272-8079

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Kathy Dieruf, PT, PhD
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy


Associate Professor Emeritus

Kathy Dieruf, PT, PhD, NCS, Graduated from UNM’s Physical Therapy Program in 1981. She received her advanced Master’s in Neurologic Physical Therapy from the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1988 and her doctorate in education from UNM in 1998. She is a certified specialist in the area of neurologic physical therapy.

Kathy taught all of the adult neuro evaluation and treatment courses. She also taught psychosocial issues, and women’s health. She has an additional interest in ethics, ethical decision making, and quality of life. Dr. Dieruf retired in July 2018.

Contact Kathy at kdieruf@salud.unm.edu