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>>William S. Quillen, PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM

Dr QuillenWilliam S. (Sandy) Quillen, PT, PhD, is an associate dean of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and professor and director of the USF School of Physical Therapy. He was among the first physical therapists in the United States to be designated a sports certified specialist (SCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

A retired commander in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Quillen held a variety of academic positions before his appointment to USF. These included assistant professor, U.S. Army-Baylor University Physical Therapy Program; assistant professor, School of Physical Therapy, Texas Women's University; associate professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH; and most recently, associate professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Quillen received the American Physical Therapy Association's Mary McMillan Scholarship for scholastic achievement during his doctoral studies in sports medicine at the University of Virginia. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and served as chair of the board's Sports Specialty Council from 1995 to 1997. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

A frequent author and lecturer, Dr. Quillen co-edited the textbook Athletic Injuries & Rehabilitation, and has published and presented extensively in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. He is the principal co-investigator of a new grant from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitative Services Administration to improve education and research of prosthetics and orthotics.

Dr. Quillen maintains an active clinical practice at the USF Physical Therapy Center focusing on care of the young athlete. He has provided community education for parents and coaches of youth sports organizations on sports first aid and injury prevention.