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Harshavardhan Deoghare , PT, PhD

Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Education

College of Health Sciences

E-Mail: hdeoghare@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5437 | Fax: 909-469-5692

Join year: 2014


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2011

Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2010

Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT), University of Pune, Pune, India, 2002


PT 8400 Captstone I

PT 8401 Captstone II

PT 8402 Captstone III

PT 5140 Evidence based practice

PT 8101 Pharmacology for Physical Therapists

Research Grant


  • AAA Automobile Club of Southern California: CarFit Grant: $500


  • H Deoghare (PI) Provost Research Activity Seed Grant: $30,000 - Application of neuromuscular ultrasound in the early detection of Intensive Care Unit acquired weakness.
  • H Deoghare (PI) $7500 - President's Tablet Initiative Faculty Fellowship Program, California State University Fresno
  • H Deoghare (PI) $5000 - Title V and the Technology Innovations Summer Teaching Innovations Academy Grant
  • H Deoghare (PI) $5000 - 2013 Summer Faculty Initiated Student Research Grant RIMI Institute, California State University Fresno, http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/rimi/


Spring 2014: President's Tablet Initiative Fellowship

2009: University of Florida Multicultural Student Leadership Award http://news.ufl.edu/index/php?s=deoghare

2004 -2008: Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Spring 2005: Student Travel Grant Award, Graduate Student Council, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1997 - 2002: National Talent Search Scholarship, National Council of Education Research and Training, India www.ncert.nic.in


2010 - Present: Member, American Thoracic Society (Acute Care, Cardiovascular, Research)

2009 - Present: Member, American Physiological Society

2004 - Present: Member, American Physical Therapy Association

2004 - Present: Member, Indian Association of Physiotherapists


Fall 2015 - Present: Member Research Committee - Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Fall 2013 - Present: Chair: Standing Committee on Human Subject Protection - Department of Physical Therapy CSU Fresno, CA

Fall 2012 - Present: Chair: Outcomes Assessment Committee - Department of Physical Therapy CSU Fresno, CA

Fall 2011 - Present: Member Curriculum Review Committee- College of Health and Human Performance CSU Fresno, CA


Manuscript Under Revision:

  • Sherry Andrews MD, Harsha Deoghare PhD, PT

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance Program may prevent accelerated FEV1 decline in patients with COPD (COPD-2015-0111)

Journal COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Erin Thomas DPT, Harsha Deoghare PhD, PT

Acute Care Section Survey: Examining Access, Utilization, Resources, and Implementation of Research within Acute Care

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Martin A.D., Joseph A.M., Beaver T.M., Smith B.K., Martin T.D., Berg K., Hess P.J., Deoghare H.V., Leeuwenburgh C.

Effect of intermittent phrenic nerve stimulation during cardiothoracic surgery on mitochondrial respiration in the human diaphragm

Critical Care Medicine 2014 Feb; 42(2): e152-6

  • Harsha Deoghare, Anna-Maria Joseph, Barbara Smith, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Thomas Beaver, Tomas Martin, and Daniel Martin

Effect of Intermittent Phrenic Nerve Stimulation During Cardiothoracic Surgery On Human Diaphragm Mitochondrial Respiration

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2011; 183: A2166.

  • Martin, A.D., Davenport P.W., Smith B.K., Harman E., Gonzalez-Rothi R., Baz M., Layon J., Banner M., Caruso L., Deoghare H., Huang T., Gabrielli A.,

Inspiratory muscle strength training improves weaning outcome in failure to wean patients: A controlled trial.

Crititcal Care 2011;15:R84

  • Huang T., Deoghare H.V., Smith B.K., Beaver T.M., Baker H.V., Martin A.D.

Gene Expression Changes in the Human Diaphragm Following Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2011;142:1214-1222e20

  • H.V. Deoghare, Tseng-Tien Huang, and D. Martin

Human Gene Expression Changes Following Diaphragm Unloading Via Controlled Mechanical Ventilation: QRT-PCR Analysis

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, May 2010; 181:A5038

  • H.V. Deoghare, T. Huang, P.W. Davenport, A.J. Layon, L. Caruso, and A.D. Martin

Breathing Variability during Spontaneous Breathing Trials in Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Patients.

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Apr 2009; 179: A3819

  • T. Huang, H.V. Deoghare, T. Beaver, H.V. Baker, and A.D. Martin

Gene Expression Changes in the Human Diaphragm Following Cardiothoracic Surgery

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Apr 2009; 179: A4518

  • B.K. Smith, H.V. Deoghare, T. Huang, and A.D. Martin

Rate of Inspiratory Pressure Development and Maximal Inspiratory Pressure in Ventilated and Healthy Adults

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Apr 2009; 179:A3102