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Jacquelin Perry, M.D., D.Sc. (Hon)

Biographical Details

Date and Place of Birth:

May 31, 1918; Denver, Colorado, USA.


B.Ed., University of California Los Angeles, CA 1935-40
Certificate in Physical Therapy, Walter Reed Army General Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1940-41
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA 1950

Military Service:

U.S. Army, 1941-46 (Physical Therapist)


Children's Hospital, San Francisco, CA 1951-51

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery:

University of California, San Francisco, CA 1951-55

Board Certification:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1958

Hospital Affiliations:

Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, CA 1955 to present
  Chief, Pathokinesiology Service, 1966 to 1996
  Medical Consultent, Pathokinesiology Service, 1996 to present
  Chief, Polio and Gait Clinic, 1971 to present

Cantinela Hospital, Consultant, Biomechanics Lab, 1979 to present

Present Teaching Positions:

U.S.C., School of Medicine, Professor, 1965 to present
U.S.C.F., School of Medicine, Professor, 1966 to present
U.S.C., School of Medicine, Emeritus Professor, 1997 to present
U.S.C., Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy, Professor, 1977 to present

Medical Societies:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Association
American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineers
Western Orthopaedic Association
California Medical Association
Los Angeles County Medical Association
American Physical Therapy Association (Honorary)
Scoliosis Research Society
LeRoy Abbot Society
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (Honorary)
Ruth Jackson Society


Woman of the Year for Medicine in Southern California, L.A. Times Award, 1959
Honorary Lifetime Membership, American Physical Therapy Association, June 1972
Kappa Delta Award, Orthopaedic Research Society, 1976
Honorary Membership, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 1977
Alumnus of the Year, U.C.S.F., School of Medicine, May 1980
Isabelle & Leonard H. Goldstein Award in Technology,
  United Cerebral Palsy Research & Educational Foundation, Inc., 1981
President's Award, California Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, March 1984
Joseph F. Dowling Distinguished Award, RLAMC, June 1988
UCLA Professional Achievemant Award, U.C.L.A., June 1988
Shands Lecturer, American Orthopaedic Association, June 1988
Visiting Professor at numerous institutions, i.e. U. Of Colorado, U. Of Wisconsin Hospitals,
  Cornell U. Medical College, U. Of Cincinnati Medical Centre, U. Of Iowa,
  Mayo Clinic, 19th Congress Japanese Soc. Rehab. Med.
Milton Cohen Award, National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, June 1993
Physician of Year, California Govenor's Comm. - EDD State of California, Oct. 1994
Jacqueline Perry Neuro-Trauma Insitute and Rehabiltation Center, RLAMC, Downey, CA 1996
Honorary Degree, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1996
Helen J. Hislop Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature, APTA, June 1998.


(350) polio, gait, spine surgery, stroke, rehabiltation, muscle, function and sports medicine.


Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Gait, Slack, 1992.

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