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Richard Steven Severin

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy


1919 W. Taylor St., 450 AHSB

Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Severin is a physical therapist and ABPTS certified cardiovascular and pulmonary specialist. Currently, he is working on a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at UIC with a focus on cardiorespiratory physiology and obesity. In addition to clinical research and teaching regarding patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, Dr. Severin has a strong interest in knowledge translation and developing CV risk assessments tools for physical therapists and other allied health professionals.

Service to the Community

- 2017-2018, Faculty Chaperone, Viva Nicaragua, 10 Day Service Mission Trip to Nicaragua, - 2017-2018, Core-Team Member, Social Media Committee, Physical Therapy of Service - 2016-2017, Co-Chairman, Sponsorship Committee, Physical Therapy Day of Service - 2016-2017, Faculty Chaperone, Viva Nicaragua, 7 day Service Mission Trip to Nicaragua

Leadership in the Profession

The American Physical Therapy Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, Communications Committee Chair and Nominating Committee Member (Starting 2018)

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, Editorial Board; Emerging Media Editor

Specialization Academy of Content Experts, Item Writer, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist Examination

The American Physical Therapy Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section, Heart Failure Clinical Practice Guideline Committee

Notable Honors

2014 - Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

2016 - Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor’s Society

2016 - Top 100 Most Influential Persons in Physical Therapy, Clinicient

2016 - Top 40 Influencers in Physical Therapy, UpDoc Media


-PhD, Rehabilitation Science, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015-Current
-Residency, Orthopedic Physical Therapy (Clinical Researcher Track), The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014-2015
-Residency, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, The William S Middleton VAMC/University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013-2014
-DPT, The University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, 2013
-BS, Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 2009