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DHSc, OTR/L, CLT
2400 North Sheffield Avenue, Suite 138
Dr. Adam Steuer joined DePaul University in the Winter of 2023 as Assistant Professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy program. Prior to joining DePaul, Dr. Steuer was a faculty member at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas in their entry level OTD program and adjunct instructor in the entry level OTD program at Rush University Medical Center. Clinically, Dr. Steuer worked at Rush University Medical Center for 10 years in acute medicine, out-patient, and leadership. His primary clinical focus has been adult physical dysfunction in the hospital and outpatient settings following traumatic events such as strokes and various surgeries.
His scholarly areas of interest include occupational therapy's role after various surgeries including stroke, breast reconstruction, mastectomy, gender affirming surgery, and head and neck cancer, as well as how participation in occupation is crucial for physical recovery. Dr. Steuer's dissertation was titled “Occupational Therapy's Role After Breast Cancer Surgery: What is our unique contribution?"
Service to others and the profession include volunteering on the Roster of Accreditors for the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) and advocating for the healthcare rights of the LGBTQ community in Chicago and internationally. Dr. Steuer presented at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference: Surgeon's Day, in Canada in 2022 attempting to have occupational therapy included in their Standards of Care version 8 as a valued member of the interprofessional healthcare team in supporting the health and recovery of people after gender affirming surgery. He also presented at the Chicago Breast & World Lymphedema Surgery Symposium on the role of rehabilitation following breast cancer surgery and lymphedema.
Dr. Steuer enjoys spending time with his husband and two children, playing competitive tennis, and traveling the world.
BA in Movement and Sport Sciences, Purdue University, 2010
MOT in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
DHSc in Doctor of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis, 2021
Licenses and Certifications:
IL OT License
Certified Lymphedema Therapist