Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Guest Speakers

Our guest speakers are specialists from the diverse professional backgrounds important to the clinical practice of prosthetics and orthotics. Their experience and expertise are valuable adjuncts to our students' education. Following is a list of recent program contributors.

John Angelico, OTR, CP, FAAOP
Burn Masks

David Bassett, BE (Mech), CP
Thermosets / Composites

Gary G. Bedard, BSc, CO, FAAOP

Bill Contoyannis, BE (Mech), MEngSc (Biomedical)
Materials Science

Brigid Driscoll, PT, CO
Neuromuscular Pediatrics

Tenner Guillaume, MD
Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities

Michelle Hall, MS, CPO
Ponseti Method

Jason Highsmith, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP
Dermatologic Issues in the O&P Patient

Kristen Hohl, DPT
Powered Exoskeleton

Dennis Janisse, CPed

Tim Lewandowski, CO
Functional Electric Stimulation of Neuromuscular Pediatric Patients

Dulcey Lima, OTR/L, CO
Orthotic Management of Pediatric Cranial Deformity

Julia A. McCay, CP/L
Safety in the Workplace

Donald McGovern, CPO, FAAOP
Orthotic Management of Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Vari McPherson, CPO
Stance Control AFOs

Anis Mekhail, MD
Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities
Conservative Management of Fractures and Mechanical Spine Pathologies 

Jonathan Naft, CPO 
Myoelectric Prostheses 

Vince Nastov, PT, and Molly Henri, PT
Patient Safety and Transfers

Michael Oros, CPO, FAAOP
The Role of Parity and Licensure in Orthotics & Prosthetics

David Rotter, CPO
Partial Hand Amputation

Andrea Sherwood, MPO, CPO
Patient-Practitioner Communication

Nicole Soltys, BSBME, CP
Upper Limb Prosthetic Management
Management of the Patient with Quadrimembral Amputation

David Speers, CPO
Orthotics and Compliance
Orthotic Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

Gerald Stark, MSEM, CPO/L, PhD, FAAOP
Materials Science

Kristi Turner, OTR/L, MSCS, CKTP
Upper Limb Prosthetic Training
Management of the Patient with Quadrimembral Amputation

Kathryn Wilson, PsyD
Behavioral Science


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