Contract Faculty

Molly Piech, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Specialist 

Molly received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Saint Louis University (SLU) in May of 2019 and her American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy in June of 2023. Molly has been practicing for 5 years as an acute care therapist at University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) in Chicago, IL.  She is the primary PT for the UCM cardiac surgery and heart transplant programs, whose patient outcomes are consistently recognized as the best in the country based on the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).  Molly is a faculty member of the UCM Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency and a clinical instructor for UCM’s robust PT student program.  Within the UCM Acute Care PT residency, Molly leads the cardiothoracic surgery module by providing high quality lectures and thoughtful mentorship sessions with complex ICU patients.  She participates in interdisciplinary projects at UCM to improve hospital processes, such as the creation of a video about VTE and fall prevention, which is shown to all admitted patients.  She is the therapy representative for the UCM Safe Patient Handling committee.  Molly assists with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Program in Physical Therapy’s cardiopulmonary labs.  She is passionate about education and interdisciplinary collaboration.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the APTA Academy Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT, the APTA Academy of Acute Care, and the APTA Illinois Chapter.

Jillian Addy Tanych Taho, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Specialist 

Jillian received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in May 2017 and her Board-Certified Specialty in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy in June 2023. Jillian initially began practicing as an acute care therapist in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, where she focused on clinical education, primarily mentoring full-time and Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) students while also helping to implement the 2-to-1 student model across the Allina Health system as part of the Allina CCCE Team. Jillian spearheaded the Edema Therapy team and initiatives to increase patients’ access to physical therapy post-op cardiovascular surgery. Jillian was a member of the Clinical Faculty for St. Catherine’s University and served on their DPT Clinical Education Advisory Committee and PTA Community Advisory Committee. Jillian has served the physical therapy profession nationally as a Minnesota Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and two terms on the APTA’s Student Assembly Board of Directors and other local committees and volunteer events across Vermont, Minnesota, and Massachusetts. Jillian is an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. She is a current member of APTA’s Cardiovascular & Pulmonary and Acute Care Academies. Jillian now works at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, continuing her focus on clinical education, increasing mothers’ access to physical therapy services post-op cesarean section, and advancing her skills as a newly certified cardiopulmonary specialist. Jillian is passionate about physical therapy, cardiovascular and pulmonary health and wellness, clinical education, and mentorship.