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Las Vegas, Nevada, 89102, United States
April 26, 2012
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Saundra G. Sasarita, OTR/L, CHT

Education Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy
With Highest Distinction
University of Kansas

Graduate School – Partial
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Nebraska Medical School

Honors Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists

Arizona OT Association Award of Recognition
Awarded to the therapist who demonstrates outstanding commitment to excellence in the profession.

Arizona OT Association Dennis Krenek Volunteer Service Award
Awarded to the therapist who makes a significant contribution to
the state association.

University of Kansas Medical School Auxiliary Award.
Awarded to the top student from the Occupational Therapy program.

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Candidate
Awarded to the top applicant from the University of Kansas to compete for a national fellowship.

Phi Kappa Phi Member
Awarded to an academically elite group of students.

Watkins-Berger Scholar
Awarded to students recognized for their commitment to excellence in academics.

University of Kansas Academic Scholarship
As a freshman, this award is given to the top high school students throughout the state. The award is renewed through continued academic excellence.

University of Kansas Scholarship Hall Award
Awarded to top high school students to foster an optimal scholastic environment for them at the collegiate level.

Professional Presentations
Sandy has given numerous presentations at state and national meetings. In addition, she continues to provide educational opportunities to her peers through structured mentoring and in-services.

“Management of Pronation Deformity in Metacarpophalangeal Arthroplasty.” The Journal of Hand Surgery, November 1986, co-authored by Gloria DeVore, OTR, and Christine Muhleman, OTR, CHT.

Employment History
Since graduating in 1981, employment has focused on the treatment of hand injuries. Environments have included hospital-based treatment, free-standing outpatient clinics, and contractual work. Treatment of patients has always involved working closely with the respective hand surgeons. Life-long learning has been an integral part of her career. Foreign languages spoken include Spanish.

University of Nevada School of Medicine April 2009 to Present
1707 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 170
Las Vegas, Nevada

Desert Valley Therapy October 2008 to April 2009
Hand Therapist
2055 E. Sahara
Las Vegas, Nevada

University Medical Center July 2006 - September 2008
Hand Therapist
1800 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

Physiotherapy Associates April 2003 – Present
Director of Clinical Mentoring
66 N. Pecos, Building B, Suite C
Henderson, Nevada

NovaCare Rehabilitation June, 2001 – March 2003
Hand Therapist
4 Sunset Way, Suite A-1
Henderson, Nevada

St. Joseph’s Hospital January 1996 - May, 2001
Hand Therapist
350 N. Wilmot
Tucson, Arizona

University Medical Center May 1992, - December 1995
Hand Therapist
3055 N. Campbell, Suite 113
Tucson, Arizona

Hand Therapy Associates June, 1989 – March, 1992
4730 E. Pima
Tucson, Arizona

Four States Physical Therapy 1986 – 1989
Hand Therapist
Texarkana, Texas

Northwest Hospital 1985 – 1986
Hand Therapist
6200 N. La Cholla
Tucson, Arizona

St. Joseph Hospital 1982 – 1985
Staff Therapist
602 N. 30th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Yavapai Community Hospital 1981 - 1982
Staff Therapist
Prescott, Arizona

Continuing Education
Current with all state and national requirements. The best course attended was the “Update for Advanced Hand Therapists” taught by Dr. Roy Meals and the staff at the University of California, Los Angeles hand surgery department.

Contact Information
Personal Cell – (702) ***-****