Patricia J. Ohtake


Patricia J. Ohtake.

Patricia J. Ohtake


Patricia J. Ohtake


Assistant Vice President for Interprofessional Education
Academic Health Center

Research Topics

Effective use of simulation-based learning experiences for the education of health professions students; interprofessional education and collaborative practice; acute and critical care physical therapist clinical practice.

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Professional Summary

Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science in the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Ohtake earned her professional physical therapy degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Following several years of clinical practice, Ohtake completed her Master of Science in exercise physiology and her doctoral degree in physiology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Following her graduate studies, Ohtake completed a three year post-doctoral fellowship focusing on respiratory physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Throughout her career, Ohtake has been active in clinical, educational, and basic science research focused on topics related to physical therapist care of individuals in the acute and critical care settings; cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical interventions; and most recently on the use of simulation in health professionals education and interprofessional education. She has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on grants totaling more than $250,000. Her research has been presented at national and international conferences.

Ohtake's research has been published in prominent rehabilitation, education, and basic science journals including Physical Therapy, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, Journal of Applied Health Science, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Journal of Applied Physiology.

Ohtake's professional contributions include serving as an invited speaker at numerous national and international professional meetings, serving on the editorial boards of Physical Therapy and Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, providing  grant reviews for national and international organizations including the American Lung Association and the Canadian Lung Association, representing the American Physical Therapy Association on the National Quality Forum's Pulmonary and Critical Care Committee.

Education and Training

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin (1995)
  • PhD (Physiology), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada (1992)
  • MSc (Exercise Physiology), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada (1988)
  • BSc(PT), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada (1979)

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Society for Simulation in Health Care