Stephanie Carlson

Adjunct Instructor MPT, PT

Programs and Courses Taught

Doctor of Physical Therapy

PT 717 Cardiopulmonary

About Me

I have been a physical therapist for 16 years and worked at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  I have had the privilege of being an adjunct professor at Samuel Merritt for the last 4 years in the cardiopulmonary lab. 
At Santa Clara Valley Medical Center I work on the cardiopulmonary service and treat a variety of patient's with cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnoses including CAD, COPD, syncope, arrhythmias, s/p CABG or valve replacement, CHF, and HTN.  I have worked throughout the continuum of care from ICU to outpatient setting.
In addition to my experience on the cardiopulmonary team I also work throughout other specialty departments within the hospital including the Spinal Cord Injury Rehab team, the TBI and CVA team & neurologic outpatient team.  All these experiences have allowed me to be a well rounded physical therapist in which I can assist and address the person as a whole and not just limited to their diagnosis. 


Master of Physical Therapy, B.S. Exercises Science

Teaching Interests

cardiopulmonary, spinal cord injury