Ashley Poole, PT, DPT

Ashley Poole, PT, DPT

Medical Instructor
Assistant Director of Clinical Education

Phone: 919-660-9829
Office: Interprofessional Education Building, #2232
Email: ashley.poole@duke.edu

Dr. Ashley Poole has joined the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division as Assistant Director of Clinical Education. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy with specific expertise in the care and management of patients with cardiovascular disorders, especially for patients who are medically complex or in critical care. She is an APTA advanced credentialed clinical instructor and an APTA credentialed clinical trainer. Dr. Poole has a passion for educating students and clinical instructors and her goal is to inspire innovative models of clinical education that bridge the gap from classroom to clinic.  

Education

DPT, Winston Salem State University, 2019
MSPT, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
BS, Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, 1998

 

Teaching

  • PT 637: Foundational Integumentary Practice 
  • PT 638: Exercise Prescription in the Continuum of Care 
  • PT 639: Foundational Cardiopulmonary Practice
  • PT 733: Management of the Complex Patient
  • PT 601, 611, 621, 701: Clinical STEPs® I, II, III, IV
  • PT 801, 802, 803: Terminal Clinical Experiences I, II, III
  • PT Advanced Practice Course – Complex Patient Management in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehab Part 1
  • PT Advanced Practice Course – Complex Patient Management in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehab Part 2

Practice

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) as a clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy since 2013 
  • Expertise in the management of patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions in acute care and critical care environments
  • Mentor, DUHS Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT Residency Program 

Research

Dr. Poole’s research interests include improving functional outcomes for patients with advanced heart failure, promoting early mobilization for hospitalized patients, and optimizing clinical education experiences for physical therapy students and clinical instructors. 
 

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Clinical Educator of the Year
  • Specialization Academy of Content Experts (Cardiovascular & Pulmonary), ABPTS
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty Council, ABPTS