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Zoher F Kapasi, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor

Phone:(404) 712-5671

Office Address:
1441 Clifton Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


Dr. Kapasi is an Interim Director and Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Physical Therapy from University of Bombay, India, PhD in Anatomy/Immunobiology from Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia and MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta. He did post-doctoral work in Immunology at Basel Institute for Immunology, Switzerland and Medical College of Virginia. His research focuses on age-related changes in immune function and the effects of exercise and nutrition on the immune system. Specifically, he is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which physical exercise and nutrition modulate immune response to infections and vaccines in young and aged, mice and humans. Additionally, Dr. Kapasi is researching determinants of referrals for physical therapy in a private practice setting (marketing studies). Dr. Kapasi teaches human anatomy, advanced human anatomy and business management for the physical therapist in the physical therapy program.


2006M.B.A.Goizueta Business SchoolAtlanta, GA USA
1991Ph.D.Anatomy/ImmunobiologyRichmond, VA, USA
1986M.S.Physical TherapyMumbai, India
1983B.ScPhysical TherapyMumbai, India


05/2006Beta Gamma SigmaNational Scholastic Honor in Business Administration
01/2003IAP Oration Award: Prestigious Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Physiotherapy Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), 41st Annual Conference of the IAP
01/2000Award for Best Poster Presentation Cardiopulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
01/1996Selected for the 10th Annual National Institute on Aging/Brookdale Foundation Summer Institute on Aging Research
01/1991Honorable Mention-John C. Forbes Graduate Student Honors Day Award Proposed Research
01/1991The Jack D. Burke Award for Excellence in Cell Biology Department of Anatomy
01/1991Graduate Teaching Assistantship unknown sponsor
01/1991The H.L. Osterud Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Department of Anatomy
01/1990Second prize for presentation of research paper Medical Sciences Section of the Virginia Academy of Science Meeting, Fairfax, Virginia
01/1990Certificate of Appreciation for Presentation of Research Poster at the Seventh Annual Daniel T. Watts Graduate Symposium Day Medical College of Virginia, Richmond Virginia
01/1989Honorable Mention for Presentation of Research PaperMedical Sciences Section of the Virginia Academy of Science Meeting, Richmond, Virginia
01/1987Jay Surgical Award for the "Best Junior Paper"Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Pune, India


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