Gayle Severance, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Gayle Severance MS, OT/L, CHT received her Occupational Therapy degree from Tufts University in 2000 and a certificate in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation from Drexel University in 2004. Gayle practices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the Hand Therapy Team Leader for Good Shepherd Penn Partners, the official rehab provider for Penn Medicine / University of Pennsylvania. She helped develop the therapy program for Penn’s Hand and Upper Extremity Transplant Program and serves as the lead therapist. Gayle is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In 2014 She has participated in international medical missions including her travel to Kumasi, Ghana as the AAHS Vargas Award recipient. She continued to support the site as co-project director for Health Volunteers Overseas until 2017. She has published on the subject of hand therapy and presents at conferences on the international, national and local level.