Susan M. Grieve, PT, DPT, PhD, MS

Program Director

Dr. Grieve has a vision for maintaining and creating nationally recognized orthopaedic physical therapy residency and fellowship programs. She has extensive experience in orthopaedic physical therapy practice and education, leadership, management, and clinical research. Her research background and understanding of educational theory provides her with a strong basis to guide curriculum review and development. She is active in the American Physical Therapy Association, American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM).

Dr. Grieve received her PhD in Physical Therapy/Health Professions Education from Nova Southeastern University. She was previously an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University where she taught courses across the curriculum and served as the musculoskeletal curriculum coordinator for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Her extensive experiences in overseeing and mapping changes to curriculum in relation to maintaining accreditation standards, creating and adapting outcomes assessments, measuring learning outcomes across courses, and implementing necessary improvements directly translate into the skills and expertise she employs as the Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education programs.