Kathleen Lukaszewicz, MPT, PhD

Kathleen M. Lukaszewicz, M.P.T., Ph.D.
Kathleen Lukaszewicz, MPT, PhDMarquette University

Schroeder Complex, 346E

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3382
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Associate Professor

Physical Therapy

Kathleen Lukaszewicz graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in history (2002) and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2004. After three years as a full-time clinician, Dr. Lukaszewicz began her doctoral studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI under the guidance of Dr. Julian Lombard. She was an American Heart Association predoctoral fellow and conducted research on vascular biology and the changes in endothelial function associated with hypertension. Dr. Lukaszewicz received her PhD in Physiology in May 2012.

Dr. Lukaszewicz joined the faculty of Marquette’s Physical Therapy Department in 2012. Dr. Lukaszewicz’s passion is teaching the next generation of physical therapy students in the areas of pathophysiology, exercise physiology, and rehabilitation strategies for patients suffering from cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction. Dr. Lukaszewicz has been honored by the College of Health Sciences with the Dorothy H. Wood Excellence in Teaching Award and by the University with the John P. Raynor, S.J. Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. She currently collaborates with Drs. Sandra Hunter and Chris Sundberg to study vascular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue in both the aging adult and patients with diabetes.


  • Ph.D. Physiology, May 2012, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • M.P.T., Physical Therapy, May 2004, Marquette University
  • B.A., History, May 2002, Marquette University

Courses Taught

  • PHTH 7515 Pathophysiology
  • PHTH 7518 Physiology of Activity
  • PHTH 7560 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association


  • Licensed Physical Therapist, state of Wisconsin