Betty Smoot

University of California San Francisco

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I am Associate Professor at UCSF with appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and the Department of Anatomy. I practiced as physical therapist for 20 years before returning to UCSF to get my Doctorate in Physical Therapy Science in 2009, and my Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research in 2015. My research encompasses two related areas: 1) The effects of breast cancer treatment on physical function and 2) the assessment of and predictors for development of breast cancer-related lymphedema.

I teach gross anatomy to physical therapy doctoral students and 1st and 2nd year medical students at UCSF - - in large and small group formats, and in the gross anatomy lab. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to complete the AAA 2 year anatomy training program, which was tremendously rewarding, and helpful to my teaching!!

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