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Ben Darter

Benjamin J. Darter, P.T., Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Email: bjdarter@vcu.edu

Professional interests

Benjamin Darter is the Chair and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Research Physical Therapist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Central Virginia Veterans Healthcare system (Richmond VA medical center). His primary research and clinical interests are in the areas of rehabilitation following extremity amputation, optimization of gait performance, and overall health promotion. He teaches courses in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Applied Exercise Physiology in the entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


M.S.- Clinical and Translational Sciences (2018), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Ph.D.- Physical Rehabilitation Science (2007), The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

M.S.- Physical Therapy (1999), Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

B.S.- Clinical Science (1998), Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Key professional service activities

Education co-chair for Amputation Care Special Interest Group (SIG) in the Federal section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Associate Editor for Prosthetics and Orthotics International

Manuscript Reviewer: Scientific Reports, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Disability and Rehabilitation, PLoS ONE, Gait and Posture

VCU Recruitment Inclusivity Champion