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John Sutera

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

John Sutera is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at New York University. He originally received a BA in Economics from Binghamton University. After working in bank management and operations, he pursued his career in physical therapy. He received his BS in Health Sciences and MS in Physical Therapy from CUNY - The College of Staten Island and his DPT from Stony Brook University. Dr. Sutera also received certification/credentialing in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University.

As a current practicing clinician, Dr. Sutera brings over 20 years of experience to the program from various clinical settings, including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, neurology, geriatrics, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, balance & movement disorders, traumatic brain injury and, vestibular rehabilitation. Currently, he works at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in vestibular rehabilitation where he also serves as a master clinician for the NYU program.

His academic responsibilities include instruction within the cardiovascular/pulmonary track, professionalism & ethics, communication, exercise, administration and, neurology. He also has been published on the topic of clinical examination in assessment of balance and dizziness in patients with traumatic brain injury. Most recently, he has been collaborating in research with students from the NYU School of Medicine and with the Steinhardt Education Theater Department and is a proponent of the use of technology in the classroom.

Selected Publications

  • Lei-Rivera L, Sutera J, Galatioto J, Hujsak BD, Gurley J. Special tools for the assessment of balance and dizziness in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation 32(3):463-72 (2013)
  • Lubetzky A, Kelly J, Lei-Rivera L, Krishnamoorthy S, Hernandez J, Sutera J, Perlin K, Hujsak B. Contextual Sensory Integration via an HTC Vive app in Vestibular Rehabilitation: A usability study. Poster presentation presented at The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 2019 (Washington DC)

  • Sutera J. “Understanding and Identifying BPPV in the Dizzy Patient”; as part of New York Eye & Ear Infirmary’s Institute for Continuing Medical Education’s presentation of Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Management of the Dizzy Patient. Course accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. April 30, 2012

  • Sutera J, Zaiff CE, Nelson AJ, Rothman J. The Effect of a Therapeutic Ball on the Quadriceps and Lumbar Paraspinals during a Forward Reaching Task. Poster Presentation, presented at The Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association 1998 (Boston, MA) and at The New York Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Conference: (Melville, NY) 1997.


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