Eric Hegedus

Eric Hegedus

Boston Campus
Research/Areas of Interest:
Diagnosis and diagnostic accuracy
Exercise intervention
Injury screening and prevention
Musculoskeletal and Sports Physical Therapy


  • PhD, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2016
  • DPT, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, USA, 1998
  • MHSc, Duke University, Durham, United States, 2006
  • MPT, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, United States, 1991
  • BSBA, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, United States, 1985


Dr Hegedus has had a notable 32-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice. He currently is the Department Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences and the founding Program Director of Tufts DPT- Atlanta, GA. He was also the founding director of Tufts DPT- Phoenix, AZ. as well as the Founding Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. He was a Vice-Chief in Duke's Doctor of Physical Therapy Division where he directed and taught Musculoskeletal Practice Management courses garnering him the American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopedic Section James a Gould Teaching Award, a national award given to the single most deserving teaching professor annually. He also was a four-time winner of the "Duke DPT Excellence in Teaching" award and a three-time nominee for Duke Medical Center's prestigious Master Clinician Educator Award.

As a scholar, he is driven to answer relevant clinical questions in the orthopedic and sports diagnosis and rehabilitation realm and translate the findings to clinical practice. This singular passion has driven his scholarly agenda resulting in publication of over 85peer-reviewed articles, 20 abstracts, and 5 book chapters. He contributed to the writing of the new clinical practice guidelines for shoulder instability for the profession of physical therapy and is currently involved with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Math (NASEM) reviewing relevant literature of adverse events related to vaccine.

Dr. Hegedus has a long history of developing successful clinical practices and remains a practicing physical therapist.