Faculty & Staff SpotlightDr. Sanjay Sarkar

Dr. Sanjay Sarkar

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Sanjay Sarkar, MPT, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the DPT program at Concordia University, St. Paul. Dr. Sarkar has been faculty at four Physical Therapy schools in India between 2004 and 2007. During this time he taught modalities, therapeutic exercise, and musculoskeletal rehab courses. He also held adjunct teaching positions at Minnesota State University, Mankato and Saint Paul College. Currently he teaches courses on anatomy, biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehab and lifespan in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at CSP.

Dr. Sarkar’s primary research interests are in the effects of aging, injury, disease, and therapeutic interventions on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal tissues in the shoulder joint using 3-dimensional electromagnetic motion capture system. He has conducted experiments on both symptomatic and asymptomatic shoulder joints and those with rotator cuff issues, scapulo-thoracic dysfunction, and thoracic spine kyphosis. Currently, he is looking at shoulder joint kinematics in baseball pitchers.

Dr. Sarkar has had previous clinical practice in orthopedic physical therapy with emphasis in the management of preventive care, conservative interventions and post-operative rehab in spine and shoulder. He had two PT offices in India and has collaborated with orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine & rehabilitation specialists and not-for-profit organizations to create awareness in healthy living, preventative care and home remedies to improve quality of life in rural areas and villages.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota (2014)
  • M.S., Minnesota State, Mankato (2009)
  • M.P.T., Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, India (2004)
  • B.P.T., National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, India (2001)