Kathy Lee Bishop PT, DPT, FNAP

Assistant Professor
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Program Manager, Emory Saint Joseph’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Office: Suite 490, 5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Email: klbisho@emory.edu
Phone: (404)-778-2716 (Office)


Dr. Bishop received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and her MS and DPT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a board certified cardiopulmonary specialist (since 1993), an ACLS instructor, and has been the Manager of the Emory HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program since 1999. Dr. Bishop began teaching in the Emory Physical Therapy program in 1999. Her career has focused on acute care, early mobilization in the intensive care unit, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and health and wellness. She completed a Master Teaching course in 2012 through Georgia State University. Her textbook with Dr. Dan Malone: Physical Therapy in Acute Care. A Clinician’s Guide published by Slack Incorporated was published in 2006 and presently a 2nd edition is in the works. She volunteers annually to help raise monies and awareness for the American Heart Association.


2011 DPT tDPT MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts

1990 M.S. Masters of Science, Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts

1982 B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont


2013 Gordon NF, Habib A, Salmon RD, Bishop KL, Drimmer A, Reid KS, Wright BS, Faircloth GC, Gordon TL, Franklin BA, Rubenfire M, Gracik T, Sperling LS. Effect of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation on multiple atherosclerotic risk factors in patients taking antidepressant medication. Am J Cardiology 2013;111(3):346-51.

2012 Parashar, S, Spertus JA, Tang F, Bishop KL, Vaccarino V, Jackson CF, Boyden TF, Sperling L. Predictors of early and late enrollment in cardiac rehabilitation, among those referred, after acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2012;126:1587-1595.

2012 Nieva R, Safavynia SA, Lee Bishop K, Sperling L. Herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplement use in patients enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation program. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012 October;32(5):270-7.

2011 Downs A, Bishop KL. Physical therapy associated with airway clearance dysfunction. IN: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. An Evidence-Based Approach. 2nd Ed. Deturk WE & Cahalin L (eds.) McGraw-Hill Medical New York.

2010 Georgiopoulou VV, Denker A, Bishop KL, Brown JM, Hirsh B, Wolfenden L, Sperling L. Metabolic abnormalities in adults with cystic fibrosis. Respirology July 2010 (vol 15)5; 823-829.

2006 Malone DJ and Bishop Lindsay KL Eds. Physical Therapy in Acute Care. A Clinician’s Guide. Slack Incorporated 2006.

2004 Downs A, Bishop Lindsay KL. Physical therapy interventions: practice pattern c.
IN: Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Deturk WE & Cahalin L (eds.) McGraw-Hill New York

2004 Bishop Lindsay, KL, Butler McNamar S. Compendium Presentation: Combined Sections Meeting. Airway Clearance: The Good, The Bad, The Research. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal June 2004:2(15):15-19.

2000 Bishop-Lindsay KL, Lea GS. Rehabilitation for the pediatric patient with pulmonary disease. IN: Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines for Success 3rd Ed. Hodgkin JE, Celli BR, Connors GL (eds.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Philadelphia.

1999 Bishop Lindsay KL. Airway clearance techniques. Network July 1999;8(1):1-5.

1999 Bishop Lindsay KL. Management of the medically complex patient: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Spring 1999;10(2):48-49.

1999 Bishop Lindsay KL. Management of the medically complex patient: Diabetes mellitus. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy. Spring 1999;10(2):49-51.

1998 Bishop Lindsay KL. PT for Cystic Fibrosis. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation May 1998;7(5):28.

1998 Bishop Lindsay KL & Robinson C. Exercise and airway clearance. Advance for Respiratory Care Professionals. January 26; 11(2):33.

1997 Bishop Lindsay KL & Robinson C. Alternative choices for airway clearance. Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care. November 1997;6(10):69,75.

1996 Bishop KL. Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit. In: Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Fishman AP (ed.) Marcel-Dekker.

1994 Galantino ML and Bishop KL. The new TB. PT Magazine of Physical Therapy. pp 52-61, February 1994.

Awards & Honors

2009 Start! Atlanta Heart Walk Bronze Heart Champion ($15,000 Fundraiser)

2009 Platinum Award; Fit Friendly American Heart Association. StepUP Emory Health & Wellness Campaigns.

2008 Aster Awards: Excellence in Medical Marketing: Silver Winner. Step UP Emory Health & Wellness Campaigns; Group Healthcare System; Category Service Line- Other/Misc.

2008 Aster Awards: Excellence in Medical Marketing: Bronze Winner. Emory Healthcare Marketing; Prevention: The Road Map to Wellness Brochure; Group Healthcare System; Category Publication/Internal.

2008 Aster Awards: Excellence in Medical Marketing: Silver Winner. Emory University & Emory Healthcare; Step UP Emory Campaign Ribbons; Group Healthcare System; Category Advertising Specialty.

2000 Best Platform Presentation Honorable Mention. Platform presentation: A Comparison of Distance Walked and Self Reported Health Status Following a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program APTA Combined Sections Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. February 5.

1987 Scholarship Recipient, American Lung Association of Boston