Karen von Berg received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College. She has worked with pediatric and adult patients with cystic fibrosis at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for more than 18 years. Dr. von Berg developed the outpatient physical therapy (PT) program at Johns Hopkins CF Center and enjoys mentoring PTs from across the county to help optimize their role on the CF care team. Increasing awareness of the need for physical therapy in the care of patients with CF is of special interest to Dr. von Berg; she has presented at national and international conferences and has provided university lectures and continuing education courses on the role of physical therapy in CF care. She has contributed to textbooks on the topic of CF and has co-conducted research on various aspects of exercise and CF.