Clinical Quality Leader
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Melissa Burns, PT, DPT, NCS is a Clinical Quality Leader and Physical Therapist at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital with responsibility for leading interdisciplinary teams in performance improvement initiatives to enhance quality and patient outcomes. Melissa has 12 years of experience as a physical therapist, 4 years of which was spent as Stroke Program Coordinator which includes delivering patient care, discharge planning, clinical research, and certification preparedness of the stroke program. Melissa holds her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago and undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Melissa is a Certified Neurological Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and has been a Master Clinician in the area of Stroke for over 8 years.