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"I chose Upstate because the environment was very welcoming and it seemed like a great environment to learn. The faculty are great and willing to help anyone."
— Kristina Wulff


Adam P Rufa, PT, DPT, OCS

Adam P Rufa, PT, DPT, OCS
Appointed 05/01/01
3340 Academic Building
790 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-6883

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • PM&R - Rehab Therapies: Orthopedics Program, Spine Program, Sports Program

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2008
  • PT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2002
  • BS: LeMoyne College, Syracuse NY, 1999

Clinical Interests

  • Manual therapy

    Chronic pain

    Spine care



Research Interests

  • Pain

Clinical Trials

  • The Use of Therapeutic Neuroscience Education in Older Adults with Chronic Back and Lower Extremity Pain
    Read more

Specialties & Certification

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Spec
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/rufaa

Emeritus Faculty

  • Jan Coy, PT, DPT
  • Pamela Gramet, PT, PhD
  • Susan Miller, PT, DPT, MS
  • Ron Seymour, PT, PhD