Dr. Melissa Bednarek received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, followed by a Master of Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University. Following four years of acute care experience, she returned to graduate school to complete a PhD in Physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
In 2009, she joined the faculty in the DPT Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, where she currently teaches exercise physiology, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and the pharmacology thread in the curriculum. In addition to teaching, she has continued to practice in home health and became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy in 2014.
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