Steven H. Tepper received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland. While working at Baltimore City Hospital as a staff physical therapist, he helped to develop a cardiac rehab program. He taught in the University of Maryland’s Physical Therapy Program while working on a PhD in Experimental Pathology. Presently, Dr. Tepper is the Director and an Associate Professor in the Program of Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University. He is a practicing clinician and researcher at Winchester Medical Center. Dr. Tepper has authored numerous research articles on the topics of cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, related disease, exercise testing and physical therapy interventions. He was the recipient of several grants for studying the effects of exercise on cardiopulmonary systems. Dr. Tepper is the President of the Cardiopulmonary Section of the APTA as well as the past Research Chair of the Cardiopulmonary Section. He is also a member of the International Society of Lymphology and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.