Ellen Wruble

Ellen Wruble

Ellen Wruble

Associate Professor
Director, DPT Program
Director, MS in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science
 302-831-1124

Office Location:
210G Health Sciences Complex

LICENSURE

Physical Therapist, State of Maryland, #17936
Physical Therapist, State of Delaware, #J1-0002704

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Credentialed Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association, 1997
Diplomate, American Board of Wound Management – Certified Wound Specialist, 1998
Fellow of American College of Certified Wound Specialists, 2005

 

EDUCATION

Ithaca College BS 1993 Clinical Science
Ithaca College MSPT 1994 Physical Therapy
University of Maryland DScPT 2003 Physical Therapy

2011-Present University of Delaware, Department of Physical Therapy

 

  • Director, Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program
  • Director, Master of Science in Anatomy & Clinical Health Science
  • Associate Professor
Clinical  
1994-1996 Staff Physical Therapist, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1996-1997 Physical Therapist II, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1996-1997 Staff Physical Therapist, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
1997-1999 Senior Physical Therapist, Johns Hopkins Hopsital
1999 Per-Diem Physical Therapist, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1998-2002 Wound Care Consultant, Johnson and Johnson Medical, Inc.
2005 Per-Diem Physical Therapist, MedStar Health
Academic  
1997-1999 Clinical Lab Assistant, Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science
1999-2011 Assistant Professor (Full-time), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science
2001-2004 Adjunct Faculty, DSc Neurology Specialty Track, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
2005 Adjunct Faculty, Winston-Salem State University, School of Health Sciences, Dept. of Physical Therapy
2005-2007 Co-Director, Entry-level DPT PRogram, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science
2007-2011 Director, Entry-level DPT Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science
2007-2011 Vice Chair, Professional Degree Programs, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science
2008-present Adjunct Instructor, George Washington University, School of Health Sciences, Dept. of Physical Therapy
2009-2010 Guest Lecturer, University of Delaware, Dept. of Physical Therapy
2010-present Associate Professor, DPT/OTD Program, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
2011-present Assistant Professor (Part time), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science
2011-present Associate Professor, Director, Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program, University of Delaware, Dept. of Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Instructor of the Year, New York State Clinical Education Consortium, 1997
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award, 2000
  • Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science, 2002
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Science, 2002, 2003
  • Teaching Excellence, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, 2005
  • Mentor Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, 2007
  • APTA Combined Sections Meeting Acute Care Section 6th Annual Lecturer, 2016
  • American Physical Therapy Association – Member, Acute Care, Education and Oncology Sections, 1999-present
  • Maryland Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association, Member, 1999-present
  • Member, Delaware Chapter of American Physical Therapy Association, 2012-present
Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)
  1. Cysyk, B.J., Wruble, E.R., “A Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Program for Patients Undergoing Long Term Invasive Epilepsy Monitoring,” Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 1996; 28 (5): 298-304.
  2. Wruble, E.R., Cooke, L.R., “Postsplenectomy Sepsis – A Complex Medical andRehabilitative Challenge,” Physical Therapy Case Reports, January 2001; 4 (1): 14-21.
  3. Wruble, E.R., Bender, D.G., “Community Outreach to a Long-Term Care Facility
    in an Entry-Level Physical Therapist Curriculum,” Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Summer 2001; 15 (2): 46-49.
  4. Volk, K.A., Wruble, E.R., “Irradiation Side Effects and Their Impact on Physical
    Therapy,” Acute Care Perspectives, Spring/Summer, 2001; 10 (1-2): 11-13.
  5. Esser, C., Wruble, E.R., “A Literature Review of Solid Bone Cancers Occurring
    During Adulthood and the Implications for Physical Therapy,” Acute Care Perspectives, Spring/Summer, 2001; 10 (1-2): 30-35.
  6. Walz, C., Hakim, E.W., “Facilitating a Smooth Transition from The Acute Care Setting,” Acute Care Perspectives, Spring, 2002; 11 (1): 1-4.
  7. Muir, E., Hakim, E.W., “A Clinical Approach to the Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases,” Acute Care Perspectives, Spring, 2002; 11 (1): 5-10, 14.
  8. Naylor, M., Hakim, E.W., “Chronic Pain: Implications for Physical Therapists and Patients in the Acute Care Setting,” Acute Care Perspectives, Spring, 2002; 11 (1): 20-25.
  9. Spitzer, A.L., Hakim, E.W., “Rehabilitation Implications for the Patient with Lung Cancer in the Postoperative Management Phase,” Acute Care Perspectives, Winter, 2006; 15 (4): 1-9.
  10. Spitzer, A.L., Hakim, E.W., “Parkinson’s Disease: The Interplay of Medical and Surgical Treatment Options with Physical Therapy,” Acute Care Perspectives, Winter, 2008; 17 (4): 8-15.
  11. Gorman, S.L., Hakim, E.W., Johnson, W., Bose, S., Harris, K.S., Crist, M.H., Holtegrefe, K., Ryan, J.M., Simpson, M.S., Coe, J.B., “Nationwide Acute Care Physical Therapist Practice Analysis Identifies Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors That Reflect Acute Care Practice,” Physical Therapy, October, 2010; 90 (10): 1453 – 1467.
  12. Reicherter, E.A., Gordes, K.L., Glickman, L.B. Hakim, E.W., “Creating Disseminator Champions for Evidence-Based Practice in Health Professions Education: An Educational Case Report,” Nurse Education Today, Jul 2013; 33 (7): 751-756.
  13. Hakim, E.W., Heitzman, J., “Wound Management in the Presence of Peripheral Arterial Disease,” Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, July-September, 2013; 29 (3):187-194.
  14. Hakim, E.W., Moffat, M., Becker, E., Bell, K.A., Manal, T.J., Schmitt, L.A., Ciolek, C., “Application of Educational Theory and Evidence in Support of an Integrated Model of Clinical Education,” Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2014; 28(Supplement 1): 13 – 21.
Book Reviews
  1. Myers, B.A. Wound Management: Principles and Practice.  Prentice Hall, 2004.
  2. Ciccone, C. Pharmacology in Rehabilitation, 4th Edition. FA Davis, 2007.
  3. Myers, B.A. Wound Management: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall, 2007.
  4. McCulloch, J.M., Kloth, L.C. Wound Healing: Evidence-Based Management, 4th Edition. FA Davis, 2010.
 Abstracts
  1. Wruble, E.R., Cooke, L.R., Hakim, D.J., “A Novel Approach to Training Debridement Skills in an Entry Level Physical Therapy Curriculum,” Proceedings from the 16th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, September, 2001.
  2. Wruble, E.R., Cooke, L.R., “An Innovative Educational Technique to Foster Clinical Management Strategies,” Proceedings from the 16th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care, September, 2001.
  3. Hakim, E.W., Cooke, L.R., Hakim D.J., “Influence of Manufacturer Interaction on Student Perceptions and Clinical Decision Making,” Proceedings from the 19th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin and Wound Care, October, 2004.
  4. Cooper, L., Azizollahoff, E., Nudell, C., Lynch, A., Steiner, A., Hakim, E.W., “Broadening the Perception of Function Beyond the Purely Physical Domain,” Acute Care Perspectives, Winter, 2006.
  5. Hakim, E.W., Huber, F. “Multimodal Summative Evaluation of DPT Curriculum,” The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practicehttp://ijahsp.nova.edu/articles/vol5num2/hpers_abstracts_final.pdf, April, 2007.
  6. Hakim, E.W., “Changing Academic Culture and Practice to Improve Essential Communication Skills,” The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practicehttp://ijahsp.nova.edu/articles/vol6num2/pdf/abstracts_2008.pdf, April, 2008: 6(2): 5.
  7. Hakim, E.W., “Transfer of Learning From Classroom to Clinic,” The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practicehttp://ijahsp.nova.edu/articles/vol6num2/pdf/abstracts_2008.pdf, April, 2008: 6(2): 13.
  8. Adams, J., Hakim, D.J., Myers, B.A., Horowitz, J., Hakim, E.W., “A Critical Analysis of Existing Evidence on the Management of a Wound with Malignant Desmoplastic Melanoma and Neurofibromatosis: A Case Report,” Rehabilitation Oncology, 2009; 27 (1).
  9. Fazio, L., Hakim, E.W, Arnold, J., Reicherter, E.A., Scheufele, L., Conroy, V., “Effect of the Combination of Strain-Counterstrain, Home Dilator Therapy, and Hamstring Stretching on Sexual Function for a Patient with Dyspareunia: A Case Report,” Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 2010: 34(1): 25-26.
  10. Hawk, J., Reicherter, E., Hakim, E.W., Geigle, P., “Multimedia Technology in an Entry DPT Curriculum: Promoting Efficiency and Effectiveness to Maximize Student Learning,” Physical Therapy, 2010
  11. Hakim, D., Cooke, L.R., Myers, B., Horowitz, J., Hakim, E.W., “Ascertaining the Effectiveness and Safety of Contact low-Frequency Ultrasound (LFU) in an Acute, Post-Surgical Wound with Exposed Hardware,” Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 2010: 1(1): 39-40.
  12. Tarr, K.M., Hakim, E.W., “A Comprehensive Physical Therapy Approach for a Premature Infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Aligning with the Evidence,” Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 2010: 1(1): 40.
  13. Russell, T., Conroy, V., Wruble Hakim, E., “Physical Therapy Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Using a Minimally Invasive Midvastus Approach With Flexed Knee Primary Closure: A Case Report,” Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 2010: 1(2): 81.
  14. Wruble Hakim, E., Schmitt, L.A., “Moving Towards a Living, Breathing Acute Care Curriculum,” Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 2011: 2(3): 125-126.
  15. Schmitt, L.A., Manal, T.J., Wruble Hakim, E. “Many Faces of Simulation: Physical Therapist, Nursing, and Theater Student Collaboration,” Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy, 2011: 2(3): 129.