40 Under 40: Hina Garg

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Company: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Title: Assistant Professor + M.S. Program Director
Age: 32
City: Provo

CAREER ANTHEM “Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena” by Gulzar. (Translation: The Power of our Heart.)

LINER NOTES Dr. Hina Garg is a researcher, educator and healthcare trailblazer. She completed her bachelor’s in physical therapy from G.G.S. Indraprastha University, India. She received her master’s in Kinesiology from Texas A & M University. And she completed her Ph.D. in rehabilitation science from the U of U. Today, she is a professor at RMUoHP and established the award-winning Multiple Sclerosis PT and Wellness Center in Provo.

FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE Bollywood + Country

FAVORITE LYRIC “Bhedbhaav apne dil se saaf kar saken, dusron se bhool ho to maaf kar saken.” (Translation: We should clear any discrimination from our hearts, and forgive others when they make mistakes.)

CAREER HIGH NOTE “Receiving the Outstanding Clinical Innovator award by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, for establishing the M.S.  Wellness Center. The nomination required descriptions submitted by my patients as well as academic and clinical colleagues, which makes it very special to me.”

CAREER LOW NOTE “When I questioned my abilities while pursuing my degree at the U of U. I wouldn’t have made it through this phase if it weren’t for my husband, Praveen Verma. He lovingly supported me and made sure I never gave up!”

MY FORTE “Creating and designing clinical research projects.”

DREAM RECORD “To provide optimal interdisciplinary services to individuals with neurological conditions in the form of an interdisciplinary center. Such a center would be impactful in their lives.”

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