USF Health’s Dr. Sandy Quillen appointed to national Veterans Affairs committee

William S. Quillen, PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM, senior associate dean for USF Health and director of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, has been appointed to serve on the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs.


Dr. Quillen was appointed by Robert A. McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

“The Committee is an important body that advises me on VA prosthetics and special-disabilities programs,” Secretary McDonald said in his letter informing Dr. Quillen of his new position. “VA is committed to enhancing services and programs available to disabled Veterans, and I appreciate your willingness to assist us in those efforts.”

Dr. Quillen’s term in this position is through September 2019.

Dr. Quillen joined USF Health in 2004 and has helped lead the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences the first Florida state university authorized to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

A retired commander in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Quillen held a variety of academic positions before joining USF Health. These included assistant professor, US Army-Baylor University Physical Therapy Program; assistant professor, School of Physical Therapy, Texas Women’s University; associate professor and chairman, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH; and most recently associate professor and chairman, Department of Physical Therapy, Indiana University. Clinical appointments have included: Department of Pediatrics at the USUHS, Texas Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Riley Hospital for Children.