Dr. Emily (Harris) Ammazzaorsi - MHS '14

Posted by Dr. David Zerbe on 9/21/2023


Methacton High School has played an important role in the life of Class of 2014 graduate, Dr. Emily (Harris) Ammazzaorsi. As she approaches the 10-year anniversary of her graduation, Emily reflects on her time as student and how it helped drive her commitment to lifelong learning.


Emily's path to becoming a Physical Therapist was influenced by her Biology teacher, Mr. Del Rossi. She says his class sparked her interest for science. “He was able to make all the topics he taught interesting and [was] able to throw a few jokes in at the same time.”


Outside of the classroom, Emily found success on the softball field. She was a 4-year varsity starter for the softball team and vividly remembers celebrating when they won the PAC-10 championship her senior year. The pursuit of excellence on and off the field earned Emily scholarships for athletics and academics. After graduation, she played Division II softball at the University of the Sciences while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. In college play, Emily recorded over 100 career hits while striking out only 12 times over four years.


In 2020, Emily earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy but her quest for knowledge didn’t end there. She further enhanced her expertise by attending the gold level of Vestibular training in Emory, Georgia and she’s currently working to obtain her MBA in Organizational Management from Eastern University.


At Grand View Health, Emily treats orthopedic cases and specializes in concussion and vestibular rehabilitation. She says her own experiences as an athlete made her particularly adept at rehabilitating athletes with throwing-related injuries.


When she’s not at work or studying, Emily enjoys hiking and spending time down the shore with her spouse and rescued Corgi.



Emily remembers what it was like to be a high school student in an ever-evolving world. She shared simple yet profound advice for current Methacton students: "Don't stress the small things, everything will work out."