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Ingrid Parry, physical therapist, named first non-surgeon president-elect of American Burn Association

Ingrid Parry, physical therapist, named first non-surgeon president-elect of American Burn Association

Ingrid Parry, a physical therapist and researcher at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California, has been named president-elect of the American Burn Association (ABA) for the 2021-22 year. The announcement was made during the ABA’s 53rd annual meeting, marking an exciting new era for the ABA. Parry will then ascend to become the first non-physician/non-surgeon to lead the organization in 2022. Parry is known for her rehabilitative clinical and research work with patients with burn injuries, and has published many scientific articles on burn rehabilitation topics. 

“As an active member of the ABA, I look forward to advancing the organization’s mission of promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention during my term. It is important to me to represent the entire burn team as we work to improve the lives of those affected by burn injury. I am fortunate to work with supportive friends and colleagues at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California as I embark on this leadership endeavor,” said Parry.

Parry has served on the ABA Board of Trustees and multiple ABA committees including the Verification, Program, Rehabilitation and Certification committees. Parry received the 2017 Curtis P. Artz Award for distinguished burn service and the 2018 Barbara Knothe Burn Therapist Achievement Award, both presented by the ABA. The awards recognize her service as a burn clinician who has made significant contributions to the lives of burn survivors and the burn team.

Parry holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Masters of Science in physical therapy from Duke University, and recently started her Ph.D. program at the University of California, Davis. She’s been a part of the Northern California Shriners Hospital team since 1997, providing physical therapy to patients and conducting rehabilitation research.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is proud of its role in medical education and research. By maintaining relationships with major educational affiliates and associations, the Northern California Shriners Hospital fosters an academic environment committed to providing high-quality education for its medical staff and excellent care to all patients.