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(845) 575-3228

Holly Korzendorfer

Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Korzendorfer is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Her career began in Iowa where she worked in the field of recreation therapy with the geriatric population and transitioned to physical therapy in California where she began her wound management focus while working for the Veteran’s Administration, skilled nursing facilities, and acute care hospitals. Upon moving to Connecticut, she continued working in these settings and case management at an outpatient hyperbaric wound center where she conducted her PhD research. Holly went on to work in durable medical equipment and wound care industry roles where she was an executive responsible for various education, research, regulatory, and product development functions. For over 25 years, Holly has worked as an instructor/ guest lecturer/ adjunct faculty at various Physical Therapy Programs and continuing education events with modules on various platforms. Dr. Korzendorfer is a licensed Physical Therapist in the states of NY and CT, and a Certified Wound Specialist® credentialed by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). Her recent service includes being a member of the Wound Care Collaborative Community (WCCC), the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) for wound management, and an Advisory Board Member for the Why Wound Care Initiative for Physical Therapy Students. She has published original research and review articles, been a content expert, and serves on various advisory boards for academia or peer-reviewed professional journals.


Ph.D., Physical Therapy - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
M.P.T., Physical Therapy - Chapman University, Orange, CA
B.A., Leisure Studies/Recreation Therapy - Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

  • Comprehensive wound management issues- including concepts related to diagnosis, examination, treatment, educating providers and patients (especially related to diabetic foot issues), tissue health, and health literacy
  • Development and utilization of virtual, multimodal, or gamified education experiences
  • Falls and/or the fear of falling
  • Long Covid

Selected Publications

Korzendorfer H. Starting out: A beginner’s toolkit of US regulatory resources. Regulatory Focus. October 2020. Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.

Korzendorfer, H and Hettrick H. Biophysical technologies for management of wound bioburden. Advances in Wound Care. December 2014,3(12): 733-741.

Korzendorfer H, Scarborough P, Hettrick H. Tissue destruction classification systems. Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 2013;26(11):499-503.

Masturzo, A., Belts, W. R., Cook, R., Bates-Jensen, B., Stechmiller, J., Korzendorfer, H., Bogie, K., Fulton, J. A., Himel, H. and Gould, L. J. (2013), Wound care certification: The grin without a cat. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 21: 494–497. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12067

Yandell P, Korzendorfer H, Hettrick H, Vaughn M, Gokoo C. The use of collagen dressings in long-term care: a retrospective case series. Wounds. 2011;23(8):243–25.

Franzen-Korzendorfer H, Blackinton M, Rone-Adams S, McCulloch J. The Effect of Monochromatic Infrared Energy on Transcutaneous Oxygen Measurements and Protective Sensation: results of a controlled, double blind, randomized clinical study. Ostomy Wound Management. 2008;54(6):16-31.

Franzen H, Hunter H, Landreth C, Beling J, Greenberg M, Canfield J. Comparison of Functional Reach in Fallers and Nonfallers in an Independent Retirement Community. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 1998;15(4): 33-40.

Selected Presentations

NY Physical Therapy Association/ Marist College. Faculty Development: transitioning from clinic to classroom; “Item Writing.” Poughkeepsie, NY. October 2017.

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Research Poster Research Grand Rounds Faculty presenter, Spring Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC). 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Visual Discrimination of Distal Lower Extremity Wounds. New Hampshire Health Care Association. December 2014.