University of Colorado School of Medicine graduate Adrah Leitner recently passed away. She passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2023, leaving behind a deeply grieving family.
Her death was announced via a post on Facebook. “It is with heavy hearts and immeasurable sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Adrah on February 9, 2023,” the post read. Her death was confirmed. There is currently no information about the circumstances of Adrah Leitner’s death.
Adrah Leitner, DPT, PCS received his PhD in Physical Therapy in 2008 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She then became a nationally certified specialist. She is board certified in her field. She devoted her life to the field of neonatology and provided physical therapy to infants deemed medically vulnerable. Adela has been supportive and works closely with the neonatal intensive care unit (NICUS) in the patient’s area to ensure a smooth and comprehensive transition from the hospital to the patient’s home.
She has worked in the field of physical therapy for 11 years, during which time she has been active in the Pediatric Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2018, she took on the role of Director of Clinical Services at Spark Home Health Care. Following her role as Director of Clinical Services at Spark, she continues her passion for striving to provide the best possible care for children with special needs in Home Health Care in 2017.
Her medical accomplishments include: Specialty Certification in Pediatrics (2012); PT Neonatology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2012-2014); Keynote Speaker at the National Pediatric PT Conference (2016) and International Guidelines Network (2015); APTRA Pediatrics Division Chair (2010-2012); Vice-Chair APTRA Pediatrics (2012-2013); University of Colorado School of Medicine Admissions Committee (2010, 2012) Her contributions to the medical community include the following (2008-2017).
She was also part of the development team for clinical practice guidelines for Developmental Coordination Disorder and participated in field research. In addition to her clinical involvement, she volunteered with Minds Matter Denver from 2015 to 2018 and was involved in six public health medical missions. The purpose of these missions is to train medical professionals in third and fourth world countries in techniques that can be used to reduce infant mortality. She has also worked in a clinical setting.