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Dana B. McCarty, PT, DPT
Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Health Sciences
3024 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
Office: (919) 843-8792 Fax: (919) 966-3678



  • Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency, Duke University Hospital, 2011
  • DPT, University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC, 2008
  • BA, Dance, Columbia College, Columbia, SC, 2005


  • Course Lectures
    • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Conditions in Pediatrics
    • Musculoskeletal Assessment and Intervention in Pediatrics
    • Prenatal and Neonatal Development
  • UNC Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Director and Didactic/Clinical Mentor
  • UNC Neonatology Physical Therapy Fellowship Coordinator and Mentor

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Section Memberships: Pediatrics (Neonatal and Academic/Clinical Education SIGs), Education (Clinical Education and Residency/Fellowship SIGs)
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
  • Neurodevelopment Treatment Association


Please see this PubMed Link for peer review publications


  • UNC Clinical Translation Science Award (CTSA)
    • KL2 Supplement Award
      • Grant number: 3KL2TR002490-02S1
      • Source: NIH/NCCIH
      • Project: TEMPO: A feasibility study of a physical therapist-led program for parents of extremely preterm infants
      • Role: Primary Investigator/KL2 Scholar (funded 7/1/19-2/28/22)
Dana B. McCarty, PT, DPT