Kristian Llaca, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, CSRS, BCTS, CHSE

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Miami, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Mental Health
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Vision Rehabilitation


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Florida International University
Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy, Florida International University

Research Interests

Neurological Rehabilitation
Assistive Technology

Kristian Llaca has been a practicing occupational therapist for five years working in different healthcare settings ranging from acute care, home health, inpatient rehab and private practice. He graduated from Florida International University with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Since then, Llaca has specialized in the adult neurological population while working at West Gables Rehab Hospital as an OT in the inpatient rehab facility. He has also attained his Assistive Technology Professional certification and is a Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist, Telepractice Specialist and Healthcare Simulation Educator.

Llaca taught at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences for two years as a contributing faculty member before transitioning to his full-time role. He has also developed several continuing education courses focusing on the treatment of the neurological population and taught those courses at select medical divisional hospitals across the country.