Specialties: Prosthetics: Below knee and above knee prosthetics, vacuum assisted suction prosthetic sockets, MAS above knee prosthetic sockets, C-Leg, Proprio foot, sports prosthetics.
Orthotics: Knee ankle foot orthoses, scoliosis treatment with Boston Brace, Providence Brace and Spinecor orthosis: ankle and knee deformities.
Training & Education:
Loyola University – Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 1972
UCLA – Los Angeles, CA, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in prosthetics and orthotics, 1975
American Board Certified in Orthotics
American Board Certified Prosthetics
Washington State Licensed
Acting Director of the UCLA Prosthetic-Orthotic Education Program, UCLA Department of Orthopedics, 1981
Clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Founded CPO: 1987
Special Interests: Vacuum assisted suspension for below knee prostheses, above knee prosthetics, pediatric lower limb prosthetics, sports prostheses, knee-ankle-foot orthoses, scoliosis othoses.
On Patients: “Patients requiring our services come to us with many challenges. In my prosthetic-orthotic care, I value listening, tenacious problem solving to arrive at personalized solutions and an attention to detail to ensure that the desired outcomes are attained. I strive to carefully listen to patients and their caregivers to know their concerns and their needs. I then endeavor to provide a service that meets that person’s unique needs and anatomy.”
On the Field of P&O: “Prosthetics and Orthotics is a rewarding field that has blessed me with opportunities to come to know and serve many inspiring individuals.”
On CPO: “I have followed an inner compass that has helped me instill in my staff the value of going the extra mile for our patients. Only by truly listening to our patients can we be guided to provide personalized service. With our knowledge, expertise and creativity we are then able to innovate and customize our services to the individual patient’s needs.”
Personal Information: “Through a regular yoga and meditation practice, I am able to address the daily demands of my work. I am an avid outdoorsman, and enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, biking, sea kayaking, and skate skiing. I am also a sculptor whose sculptures are displayed both in art galleries of the region as well as in the CPO Seattle reception area.”