Ana Maria Jara, DPT
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 01/09/2020


Ana Maria Jara, P.T., D.P.T.


NIDCAP Professional, Certified Neonatal Therapist, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Certified Kinesio Tape Therapist, Certified Manual Therapist


Ana Maria Jara has worked as a pediatric physical therapist for the past 30 years, with the last 18 in a level IV neonatal intensive care unit and cardiovascular intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Jara received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the Catholic University of Chile in 1989 and obtained her doctoral degree in physical therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has presented at conferences on topics related to early mobility in the infant in the intensive care units. Jara is a champion for patient- and family-centered care and she has dedicated her career to clinical care in the fragile infant, advancing developmental care practice, and education for all multidisciplinary team members at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.