Crean Collage’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is proud to welcome Dr. Shawn Farrokhi as the new DPT Chair. dr. farrokhi headshot

With more than 20 years of combined experience in academia, clinical research, and patient care, Dr. Farrokhi offers a unique perspective towards advancing the field of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. While on faculty at the University Pittsburgh, Dr. Farrokhi received a K12 Career Development award that allowed him to complete a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research, which included advance training and relevant experience in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies and clinical trials to better understand the underlying mechanisms and appropriate treatment options for the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Using his training and previous research experience, Dr. Farrokhi has established a sustainable research program aimed at better understanding the risk factors and effective intervention strategies for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in civilian and military patient populations.

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Dr. Farrokhi shares,”It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of Chapman’s vibrant academic community. Accredited since 1928, we have one of the longest accredited Physical Therapy programs in the United States, and I look forward to leading its continued growth. We have an incredibly dedicated and experienced faculty with great track record of educating clinically and culturally competent physical therapists. Our plans for the future will include integrating technological advancements, shifts in healthcare delivery, evolving patient needs, and research developments into the various aspects of our program to stay responsive and relevant to the ever-changing healthcare needs of our stakeholders and communities. Furthermore, inclusion and representation of individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and socioeconomic status will be at the forefront of our collective efforts. I’m extremely excited about aligning our program to make significant contributions to the strategic mission and direction of Chapman University.”

Dean Janeen Hill remarks, “Dr. Farrokhi is an excellent addition to Chapman with his impressive background


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