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Shawn Phipps, PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Shawn Phipps

Areas of Expertise: Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Pediatrics, Vision Assessment and Treatment, Evidence-Based Practice, Management, and Leadership

AOTA Vice-President; Chief Quality Officer & Associate Hospital Administrator, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor of clinical occupational therapy, University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Shawn Phipps is Vice-President for AOTA. In his role as the Chief Quality Officer & Associate Hospital Administrator at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Phipps is responsible for hospital-wide strategic planning, quality improvement, directing the implementation of key hospital-wide strategic initiatives, leadership development, driving the development of effective and efficient systems of patient-centered care across the continuum, and engaging all levels of the organization in creating a culture and commitment to quality improvement and innovation. Dr. Phipps also oversees the hospital's accreditation programs with The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and provides oversight of the Quality Resource Management Department and the Patient Safety, Infection Control, and the Risk Management Departments.

In his previous work, Dr. Phipps was also an occupational therapy supervisor and clinical specialist for a decade at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, where his clinical experience included a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and other neurological and orthopedic diagnoses.

Dr. Phipps holds a BS in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California, a MS in occupational therapy from San Jose State University, and a PhD in healthcare administration from Touro University.

He has also served two consecutive elected terms as the President of the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) from 2008-2012, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA) in 2011, was a recipient of the AOTA Cordelia Myers Writer's Award in 2008, the OTAC Practice Award in 2005, and was the 2014 recipient of the OTAC Award of Excellence and the 2015 recipient of the AOTA Recognition of Achievement for Excellence in Leadership, Management, and Administration.  Dr. Phipps is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor and member of the Board of Councilors at the University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.