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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) ***-****

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