Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, EdD

Keshrie Naidoo
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor, Director of Curriculum, Coordinator of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
(617) 724-4848
Office Location: 
Shouse - 409

Dr. Keshrie Naidoo is a Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor of  Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences where she serves as the Director of the Academic Curriculum for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and the Director of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She has taught at the MGH Institute as a lab instructor and term lecturer since 2002. 

Dr. Naidoo did her professional preparation in physical therapy as an undergraduate at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She completed her MS, with an orthopedic specialization, and transitional DPT at the MGH Institute, and received her Ed.D from Johns Hopkins University. Her specialization is in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education.

Dr. Naidoo has been a Certified Clinical Instructor since 2004 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedics Emerita. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience, most recently as a Clinical Manager at Bay State Physical Therapy in Quincy.


BS, Physiotherapy, University of Cape Town, South Africa
MS, Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions
EdD, Johns Hopkins University


Naidoo, K., Kaplan, S., Roberts, C.J., Plummer, L. (2022) Three Stressed Systems: Health Sciences Faculty Members Navigating Academia, Healthcare, and Family Life during the Pandemic. Education Sciences. 12, 483.

Naidoo K, Plummer L, McKean M, Mack A, Bowdle G, Mullins M, Gore S. (2022) Virtual Mentoring from Faculty and Peers to Promote Social Belonging Among Minoritized Physical Therapist and Nursing Students. Healthcare. 10, 416.

Naidoo K, Baldwin J, Lesar J, Plummer L. (2022) Narrative Analysis to Track the Development of Clinical Reasoning during Residency. Journal of Clinical Education in Physical Therapy.

Naidoo K, Yuhaniak H, Borkoski C, Levangie P, Abel Y. (2021) Networked Mentoring to Promote Social Belonging Among Minority Physical Therapist Students and Develop Faculty Cross-Cultural Psychological Capital. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 1-21.

Cahn P, Gona CM, Naidoo K, Truong K. (2021) Disrupting Bias Without Trainings: The Effect of Equity Advocates on Faculty Search Committees. Innovative Higher Education. 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s10755-021-09575-5

Plummer, L., Belgen Kaygısız, B., Pessoa Kuehner, C., Gore, S., Mercuro, R., Chatiwala, N., Naidoo, K. (2021) Teaching Online during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Study of Physical Therapist Faculty in Brazil, Cyprus, and The United States. Education Sciences. 11, 130.

Tiwari, D., Naidoo, K., Chatiwala, N., Bartlo, P. L., Triola, A., Ong, B., & Gore, S. (2021). Exploratory Analysis of Physical Therapy Process of Care and Psychosocial Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Therapists. Physical Therapy. pzab088,

Naidoo, K., Clock, C.R., Rimmel, L., Wong, J., Plummer, L. (2020) Navigating Without a Compass: How Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Physical Therapist Students Persist in Higher Education. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity, 13(2), 120-142.

Naidoo, K., Plummer, L., Clock, C. R., & Rimmel, L. (2020). Leveraging Community Cultural Wealth to Bridge the Divide Between Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Physical Therapy Culture. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity, 13(1), 1-15.

Naidoo, K., Yuhaniak, H., & Abel, Y. (2020). An Ecological Systems Approach to Exploring Facilitators and Barriers to Success for Minority Students Enrolled in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Health Professions Education, 6(3), 394-405. doi:10.1016/j.hpe.2020.06.001

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