Andrea BranasAndrea Richtel Branas PT, DPT, MSE, CLT is a lead physical therapist at Good Shepherd Penn Partners in Philadelphia, PA. Andrea works in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania Health System providing patient care, education, leadership and training in the area of cancer rehabilitation. Andrea’s areas of clinical expertise include lymphedema, pelvic floor rehabilitation, breast cancer rehabilitation and exercise for cancer related fatigue. In her current role, Andrea uses her expertise to help cancer survivors reach their physical potential by promoting rehabilitation starting at the time of cancer diagnosis. She was a collaborator on an NIH Funded Dissemination grant to look at strength training for survivors of breast cancer.

Andrea has served as a guest lecturer for women’s health and cancer content at Arcadia and Widener Universities and the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey DPT programs. Andrea received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, her transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University and her Masters of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.