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.


Andrea Adighibe OTR/L, CHT
Hand Therapy

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

Rachel Fergus, CPO 
Functional Electric Stimulation

Michael Fotis, BS Pharm 

Tenner Guillaume, MD
Surgical Management of Spinal Deformities

Michelle Hall, MS, CPO
Ponseti Method

Levi Hargrove, PhD 
Development of Neural Interfaces for Powered Prostheses

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

Dennis Janisse, CPed

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

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

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 
Myomo Orthoses 

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

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

Sara Prokup, PT, DPT 
Powered Exoskeleton

Chris Reger, MD 
Guidelines for Outside Referral

David Rotter, CPO
Partial Hand Amputation

Toni Sander, DPT 
Compression Therapy

Andrea Sherwood, CPO, MPO
Using Good Patient-Practitioner Communication

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

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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