Amy Pastva

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Amy Pastva
Amy Pastva

Overview

The major themes that embody Dr. Pastva's scholarly pursuits include:  a) mechanisms of physical reserve and resilience; b) rehabilitation strategies for improving the health and function of individuals living with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and/or surviving critical illness; and c) pedagogical strategies that will optimize health professions curricula to address clinical practice expectations in aging and acute or critical illness. In addition to her faculty appointments, she is Director of Research in the Physical Therapy Division, a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, a Duke Pepper Older American Independence Center (OAIC) Scholar, and co-lead of the Center’s Health and Mobility Measures Core. She serves as an advisor in Duke Health's Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency Program. She also serves on the American Physical Therapy Association’s ICU Rehabilitation Clinical Guideline Development Group, on the Research Committee of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Academy, and on the Editorial Board of the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal.

Positions

Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Professor in Cell Biology in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Professor in Medicine in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Professor in Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine

Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine

Education

Ph.D. 2004

2004 University of Alabama Birmingham

Publications, Grants & Awards

Offices & Contact

311 Trent Drive
Durham, NC
27710
DUMC 104002
Durham, NC
27710