Kate (Wilson) Panasci, PT, DPT
Certified Brain Injury Specialist, CBIS; Certified Wound Specialist, CWS)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Associate Professor – DPT Program
Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education
Kate (Wilson) Panasci graduated from Northeastern University with her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science (2003) and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (2004). Since that time her clinical career has focused primarily on acute care and wound/burn care patient management, with a little inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing thrown in the mix.
Initially starting out in Hartford, Connecticut, Kate moved to Lubbock, Texas in 2006 and remains there today. Kate earned her post-professional DPT degree in 2011 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), and is both a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). In 2011, Kate made the move to academia as an assistant professor in the entry-level DPT program at TTUHSC. In addition to her responsibilities as faculty in the entry-level program, Kate also served as program director for the online, post-professional (transitional) DPT program from 2014-2021 and is currently the Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education within the TTUHSC School of Health Professions. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. She recently advanced her rank to associate professor and is in her final semester of coursework to receive a Certificate in Online Teaching from Texas Tech University.
Kate and her husband Michael have two children (Ariana – 8 and Luca – 5) as well as 3 cats and some backyard chickens. They love to travel and hike and enjoy getting back to the Northeast whenever possible.