All of the Beaumont Health Oncology Residency faculty members have advanced training in cancer rehabilitation. Several of the faculty members have achieved board certification as an oncology specialist while others have advanced certifications such as lymphedema training. A large number of our faculty members have successfully published in peer reviewed medical journals in the area of cancer rehabilitation and are actively involved at the state and national level in oncology rehabilitation.
Chris Wilson PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Dr. Wilson is the Residency Director for the Beaumont Oncology Residency. He is a licensed physical therapist and is board certified in geriatric physical therapy. His clinical practice is in Geriatrics, Acute Care, and Oncology.
Chris is an Assistant Professor at Oakland University. He is active in clinical research in the areas of hospice/palliative care and chronic disease management and safe patient handling.
Chris received his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy with a Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehab at Oakland University, his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine with a Primary Care Certification, and his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Oakland University.
Chris is currently serving as the vice president of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy (formerly the Oncology Section) of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Wilson is has previously served on the Michigan Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Directors.
Reyna Colombo, PT, MA
Reyna is the Director of the Rehabilitation Department at Beaumont Hospital, Troy and the System Director for Oncology Rehabilitation Services for Beaumont Health. Her leadership and management expertise has led to the development of multiple rehabilitation clinics and a variety of specialty programs designed to improve health and wellness in the community.
She is actively engaged in collaborative research projects with Oakland University. Her PRISM philosophy challenges therapists to embrace prevention, intervention, and sustainable wellness across the continuum of care. She spearheaded the development of one of the first comprehensive rehabilitation programs in the state of Michigan. Her efforts and passion have helped to develop and implement Beaumont’s Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation Program, designed to provide comprehensive wellness education to patients diagnosed with cancer at the earliest point in their care in order to preserve function and quality of life.
Ms. Colombo represents the Michigan Physical Therapy Association at the Michigan Cancer Consortium.