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Shreedevi Pandya, D.P.T., M.S.

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Professional Background

Shree Pandya, PT, DPT, MS is Associate Professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. Dr Pandya is a clinician, researcher and educator working in the area of inherited neuromuscular disorders for the past thirty years. She has also worked extensively with patient organizations – serving as "Ask the Expert" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), co –writing a booklet on physical therapy for the Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) Society and helping with physical therapy related web content for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.
Dr. Pandya has served on national (American Academy of Neurology) and international (European Neuromuscular Center) panels to develop evidence based and consensus based guidelines for management of patients with various neuromuscular disorders. Currently she serves on the steering committee and is co-chair of the Rehab panel for the update of the CDC funded care considerations for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She is Co-PI in New York for the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MDSTARNet) funded by the Centers for Disease Control ( 2006-present).



MS | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy | Suny Upstate Medical University


Research Award, Pediatric Section, American Physical Therapy Association

Outstanding Physiotherapist, Class of 1969 Bombay Branch, Indian Association of Physiotherapy


Journal Articles

Pasternak A, Sideridis G, Fragala-Pinkham M, Glanzman AM, Montes J, Dunaway S, Salazar R, Quigley J, Pandya S, O'Riley S, Greenwood J, Chiriboga C, Finkel R, Tennekoon G, Martens WB, McDermott MP, Szelag Fournier H, Madabusi L, Harrington T, Cruz RE, LaMarca NM, Videon NM, De Vivo DC, Darras BT, , . "Rasch analysis of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-computer adaptive test (PEDI-CAT) item bank for children and young adults with spinal muscular atrophy." Muscle & nerve.. 2016 Dec; 54(6):1097-1107. Epub 2016 Oct 06.

Lamb MM, West NA, Ouyang L, Yang M, Weitzenkamp D, James K, Ciafaloni E, Pandya S, DiGuiseppi C, . "Corticosteroid Treatment and Growth Patterns in Ambulatory Males with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2016 Jun; 173:207-213.e3. Epub 2016 Mar 30.

Sansone VA, Burge J, McDermott MP, Smith PC, Herr B, Tawil R, Pandya S, Kissel J, Ciafaloni E, Shieh P, Ralph JW, Amato A, Cannon SC, Trivedi J, Barohn R, Crum B, Mitsumoto H, Pestronk A, Meola G, Conwit R, Hanna MG, Griggs RC, . "Randomized, placebo-controlled trials of dichlorphenamide in periodic paralysis." Neurology.. 2016 Apr 12; 86(15):1408-1416. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Conditions
Book Title: Introduction to Physical Therapy, 3rd ed.
Author List: Pandya S
Edited By: Pagliarulo M
Published By: Mosby 2007

Chapter Title: Case Study: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Book Title: Meeting Physical Therapy Needs of Children
Author List: Pandya, S
Edited By: Effgen, S
Published By: FA Davis 2005

Chapter Title: Therapeutic Trials
Book Title: Myotonic Dystrophy: Present Managment, Future Therapy
Author List: Moxley RT, Pandya S
Edited By: Harper Pub
Published By: Oxford University Press 2004