Suzänne Taylor, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, has extensive experience in oncology rehabilitation including providing direct therapy interventions and presenting on state, regional, and national levels. Dr. Taylor has dedicated her career to furthering oncology rehabilitation education, research, and program development. Her clinical practice included working in areas of surgical oncology, otolaryngology, hematology and medical oncology, bone marrow transplant, and palliative care. She provided therapy services from diagnosis through end-of-life in both acute care and outpatient settings. Dr. Taylor also has multi-facility management experience including supervision of therapy teams and oversight of operations. Now an oncology researcher in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Taylor is leading the development of a community-based oncology rehabilitation program for the greater Richmond, Virginia area. In addition, she created and maintains the website: www.OToncology.org as a means of organizing and disseminating information for therapists working in oncology.
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