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Victoria G. Marchese, PhD, PT

Victoria (Tori) Marchese, PhD, PT is Associate

Professor and Chair of the University of Maryland

School of Medicine (UMSOM), Department of

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science (PTRS).

Prior to joining UMSOM in 2014, she was a

consultant at the Johns Hopkins University, School

of Education, Center for Technology in Education.

In 2018, she was named Interim Vice Chair for

Academic Affairs at the UMSOM, Department of

PTRS, and in 2019 became Chair.

She is a scholar and clinical expert in the

rehabilitation of children with oncologic and

hematologic diseases. Dr. Marchese has authored

numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.

As an actively funded research investigator, her studies examine the neuromotor,

musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary mechanisms that contribute to physical function

and quality of life outcomes in children with leukemia, sarcoma, and sickle cell disease.

She has received many awards for her research and clinical work, including: American

Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy Research

Award which recognizes members whose work has resulted in enduring and outstanding

research pertaining to oncologic physical therapy; Stephen Gudas Award for Outstanding

Publication in Rehabilitation Research; APTA Oncology Outstanding Poster

Presentation Research Award; and University of Tennessee Allied Health Outstanding

Achievement Alumni Award. Dr. Marchese reviews manuscripts for several rehabilitation

journals including: the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pediatric Physical

Therapy; Pediatric Blood & Cancer; and Rehabilitation Oncology. She serves on the editorial

board of the journal Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and serves on the

research committee for the APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Dr. Marchese

is a member of the Board of Directors at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and

Orthopaedic Institute and serves on the Baltimore VA Geriatric Research Education and

Clinical Center (GRECC) Advisory Subcommittee. She is a member of the advisory

board of the UMBrella Group, University of Maryland Baltimore’s Roundtable on

Empowerment in Leadership and Leveraging Aspirations and is also a member of the

University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer


Dr. Marchese received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee, and

her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann

University in Philadelphia. She served as a tenured Associate Professor at Lebanon Valley

College and was also on faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Penn State Hershey

College of Medicine before moving to Baltimore. She gained extensive clinical experience

practicing as a physical therapist at the Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital, the

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Mary Pooton

Associate Dean for Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Anthony Lehman, MD, MSPH

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

University of Maryland School of Medicine


E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore

John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and

Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Donor Recognition

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA


Kristopher Satterfield

Donor’s son


Heather Brossman, DHSC, DPT, MS, CCS, PCS

Assistant Director, Clinical Education

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Mary Rodgers, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FASB, FISB

Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy and

Rehabilitation Science

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Andrew and Jennifer Haag

Grateful patient and mother

Medal Presentation

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA


Victoria G. Marchese, PhD, PT

The Jane Kroh Satterfield Endowed Professor of

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Closing Remarks

Anthony Lehman, MD, MSPH


The first endowed professorships were established more than 500 years ago with

the creation of the Lady Margaret Beaufort Professors of Divinity at Oxford and

Cambridge Universities. The original endowed chairs were sponsored by Lady

Margaret, Countess of Richmond, and grandmother of Henry VIII in 1502.

Subsequently, private individuals began making financial contributions to

establish other endowed professorships and chairs such as the Lucasian Chair of

Mathematics, which Sir Isaac Newton held beginning in 1669. Professor Stephen

Hawking, the internationally renowned physicist and recipient of the 2010 US

Medal of Freedom, was another prominent holder of this endowed chair.

The honor associated with appointment to an endowed position has remained

unchanged for the last 500 years and is recognized as one of the highest tributes

that an academic institution can bestow upon its most distinguished faculty.

These endowed professorships and chairs continue to reward exceptional scholars

uninterrupted to the present time.

The Office of Development is charged with securing private gifts to ensure the

School’s tradition of excellence is sustained through robust research, clinical, and

educational programs and initiatives. The University of Maryland School of

Medicine is fortunate to have nearly 85 endowed chairs & professorships in

various stages of completion and held by esteemed faculty members.


Jane Kroh Satterfield, born and raised in

Baltimore, was born on February 17, 1942 in

Baltimore City and sadly passed away on May 10,

2020 in Towson, MD. From a very young age,

Jane knew she wanted to help people however she

could. Having struggled with learning throughout

her formative years (only later learning that she

had dyslexia) likely played a large role in her desire

to enhance life for others, especially the youth


In true Baltimore style, Jane stayed local for all of her schooling. She attended St. Dominic

Elementary School and went on to graduate high school from Notre Dame Preparatory

School (NDP) in 1960. After NDP, she attended the University of Maryland School of

Medicine (UMSOM) graduating in 1964 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She later attended

the Johns Hopkins University where she received her MS in 1981.

Working as a young physical therapist in various facilities, Jane saw firsthand how families

of children with special needs juggled doctors and therapy appointments while

simultaneously working full-time and raising families. With the help of two colleagues,

CARE Rehab, Inc. was formed in 1984. CARE stood for Consultation, Adaptation,

Rehabilitation, and Education and brought health care services to children with special

needs in their homes. Eventually, CARE Rehab became Care Resources, Inc. and grew to

become one of the nation’s premier rehabilitation companies expanding beyond Physical

Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language Pathology to include nursing, social

work, special education, and more.

Jane was a strong advocate for education. She was a huge proponent of individuals with

special needs being afforded the same options as others and lobbied extensively for the

IDEA legislation. She served on the Maryland Governor’s Task Force to devise a plan to

integrate school-age children into special education programs within the state’s publicschool

systems. She also taught at both the UMSOM Department of Physical Therapy and

Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) and Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, she lectured

extensively on topics such as pediatric physical therapy and the law related to individuals

with special needs.

Jane’s accomplishments are well known in the Baltimore and the UMSOM community. In

1981, she received The Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Award from the Maryland

Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association for her outstanding service to the

profession. UMSOM awarded her with the Dean’s Distinguished Gold Medal for Public

Service in 2012.

Jane’s record of generous gifts to the UMSOM PTRS has been remarkable. In addition to

the Jane Kroh Satterfield Endowed Professorship in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Science, she established the Pediatric Physical Therapy Award and gave a challenge match

to establish the PTRS Endowment Fund. In addition, Jane supported the PTRS Annual

Fund and several scholarships, capital projects, and operational initiatives within PTRS,

including the Class of 1964 PTRS Scholarship Endowment.

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