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Cancer Rehabilitation Clinic

Elizabeth Hile, PhD, PT

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Elizabeth Hile, PhD, PT serves as the director of the Cancer Rehabilitation Science Program at the Stephenson Cancer Center. Her clinical and research expertise is a valuable addition to the array of supportive care services available to cancer patients. Dr. Hile is dedicated to being a part of campus leadership and serves on the Oversight Committee for the college of Allied Health Motion Analysis Core Facility as well as the College of Allied Health Research Committee. She also instructs several courses in the College of Allied Health for the Physical Therapy Doctorate Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Hile’s research interests include pre-surgical ‘prehabilitation’ and rehabilitative strategies for cancer treatment side-effects.  She has numerous peer reviewed publications and professional presentations.  She collaborates on several grant funded research efforts with other researchers on the OU Health Sciences Center campus.  She is also involved in national research efforts through NRG oncology, via working groups and committees.

She completed her masters of science in physical therapy as well as a doctorate in rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh.  She is board certified in physical therapy and as a clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy.


 PhD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Masters: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests:

Pre-surgical ‘prehabilitation’ approaches to improve cancer treatment outcomes
Rehabilitative strategies for cancer treatment side-effects with special interest in chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicities
Optimizing balance and mobility in cancer survivors
Accelerated aging in cancer survivorship

Professional Associations:

American Physical Therapy Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
NRG Oncology
Oklahoma Physical Therapy Association