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Forty for 40: Kathleen Gill-Body, PT, DPT ’02, MS ’86

May 23, 2017
Forty for 40

Athletes at Boston College are safer thanks to Kathleen Gill-Body and her colleagues at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

One aspect of her specialty outpatient practice focuses on rehabilitating the school’s athletes who get concussions, a problem that has become a major national concern for youths, weekend warriors, and professionals alike.

Dr. Gill-Body has spent her entire career at Partners HealthCare. Following clinical roles at Massachusetts General and Spaulding

Rehabilitation hospitals, in 1989 she became a full-time faculty member at the Institute, where she developed the initial Doctor of Physical Therapy neurologic curriculum. During her 14 years at the school, she also was the clinical lead on numerous research grants with former IHP Professor Dr. David Krebs.

For the past 10 years, she has been the only faculty member on the editorial board of Physical Therapy, the profession’s preeminent scholarly journal.