Sam Pak

PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Dr. Pak is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy (PT) and Rehabilitation Science at UCSF. Prior to his appointment as a licensed physical therapist, he had a diverse professional experience, including management IT consultant, systems engineer, healthcare IT analyst, and informaticist. His expertise is in health informatics using electronic health record data, quality metrics reporting, patient-reported outcomes, and digital health. Dr. Pak has served as both instructor and innovator to a wide range of healthcare audiences and teams with his clinical and technical expertise in both ambulatory setting and health informatics with a regulatory quality program such as Meaningful Use/Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). As a lifelong learner with both IT expertise and clinical experience in physical therapy, Dr. Pak offers a unique blend of technology and healthcare to the next wave of DPT students and the profession. Dr. Pak’s academic training includes a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, a DPT degree from UCSF/SFSU, and post-graduate training in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health Science University. He holds both advanced certifications in manual therapy (Maitland approach) and the McKenzie Method, as well as several technical certifications in Epic Systems (electronic health record system).