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Ashmeet Kalra, PT

Assistant Director of Physical Medicine & Rehab


Self motivated and dedicated  professional with experience in partnering with physicians and multidisciplinary teams to bring in new protocols and innovations to care delivery to patients.  Creative thinker with expertise in aligning the needs of employees with the goals and mission of the organization through enhanced performance management. Adept at working in a labor management partnership environment. Committed to building a productive and engaged workforce. Promote an open door policy with ability to communicate and relate to all staff levels.

Work History

Jan 2014Present

Assistant Director

Kaiser Permanente
  • Accountabilities of clinic/hospital operations (Facility issues, clinic remodel projects, service recovery, compliance and regulatory requirements etc.)
  • Staff management (timekeeping, staffing, interviews, hiring, counseling, discipline, performance, collaboration with clinic senior/clinical specialists, workplace safety, etc.)
  • Department operations (compliance, regulatory requirements, leadership in the clinic/ hospital, staffing assessments and planning, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, roll out of regional and local initiatives, financial assessments, department budget planning/ adjusting resources, design/development and implementation of department metric tools, etc.).
  • Develop and implement performance improvement programs, quality management, new initiative and protocols. 
  • Promote a work environment that communicates and supports team performance and organizational goals and vision
Apr 2012Nov 2013

Program Director

Vibra Hospital of San Diego
  • Responsible for total operations of rehabilitation department
  • Scheduling and staffing, gathering and reporting QI data
  • Contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving, and productivity enhancement.
Dec 2010Mar 2012

Physical Therapist

Vibra Hospital San Diego
  • Evaluate and treat critically ill pts on ventilators with multiple medical problems
Feb 2009Nov 2010

Physical Therapist

Florida Hospital
  • Evaluate and treat orthopedic patients on Fracture care unit, attend rounds with surgeons and attend care conferences with other disciplines.
  • Float on other medical /surgical/neurology/oncology and Cardiac units.
Sep 2007Feb 2009

Physical Therapist

University of Michigan Health System
  • 8 Week rotation on medical and Surgical floors(general medicine, General surgery, orthopedics, Adult psychiatry, Oncology, bone marrow transplant, Otolaryngology, pulmonary medicine and ICU's)
  • Team projects and orientation to students
May 2007Aug 2007

Physical Therapist

University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Handled a variety of neurology and neurosurgery Patients (Stroke, TBI, Spinal fusions etc)
Sep 2005May 2007

Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Iowa
  • Orthopedic Gait Analysis Lab Kinematic, Kinetic & EMG analysis on clinical & research subjects.



M.A. Physical Therapy

The University of Iowa

Bachelor of Physical Therapy

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research   



Basic Life Support

American Heart Association

Certified Clinical Instructor

American Physical Therapy Assiciation

Physical therapist, State of Florida, License # PT 32287

Physical Therapist, State of California # 37282