Dana Tischler

Dana Tischler

Instructor, Department of Physical Therapy
Faculty, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Phone:(607) 274-5153
Office:339 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences - Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, in progress
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy - Elon University, 2010
  • Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology - The George Washington University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Fitness & Cardiac Rehab/Exercise Science - Ithaca College, 2003

Clinical Practice

Dr. Tischler's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of medically complex children in an Acute Care setting, with a primary interest in Pediatric Cardiology.  Her clinical practice spans children of all ages and diagnoses, with a strong emphasis on family-centered care and quality of life.  

Scholarly Interests

Quality of life and participation in children with special needs and complex medical diagnoses.

Courses Taught

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Human Motor Development Across the Lifespan
  • Selected Topics in Pediatrics
  • Research III/Advanced Clinical Reasoning
  • Lab Instructor for Cardiac & Pulmonary Testing & Management
  • Lab Instructor for Mobility
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