Faculty

The Georgia Tech MSPO Program faculty and staff is interdisciplinary consisting of experts in a variety of disciplines such as medicine, prosthetics & orthotics, physical therapy/occupational therapy, pedorthics, biomechanics, and CAD/CAM.

Christopher Hovorka, PhD, MS, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Co-Director and Coordinator of Orthotics
MSPO Program
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Kistenberg, MPH, CP, LP, FAAOP
Prosthetist
Co-Director and Coordinator of Prosthetics
MSPO Program
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Géza Kogler, PhD, CO, LO, LPed, L Ocularist
Orthotist and Bioengineer
Coordinator of Research, Instructor of Orthotics
MSPO Program
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Benjamin Lucas, MSPO, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Prosthetics and Orthotics Instructor
MSPO Program
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Richard Nichols, PhD
Neurophysiologist
Professor and Chair
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert J. Gregor, PhD
Biomechanist
Professor Emeritus
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT
Biomedical Engineer and Physical Therapist
Associate Professor
School of Applied Physiology
Department of Industrial Design
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Institute of Technology

Young Hui Chang, PhD
Biomechanist
Associate Professor
Comparative Neuromechanics Laboratory
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Boris Prilutsky, PhD
Biomechanist
Associate Professor
Center for Human Movement Studies
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Teresa Snow, PhD
Biostatician
Assistant Professor
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mindy Millard Stafford, PhD
Exercise Physiologist
Professor
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Robin Deandrade, MD
Adjunct Faculty
MSPO Program
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Orthopedic Surgery
Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Lewis Wheaton, PhD
Neuroscientist
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Patrick Nguyen, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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Staff

Adrienne Durham, M.Ed.
Academic Program Coordinator I
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Erica Edwards
Administrative Manager
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Scott D. French, CPOA, CTO
Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratories Supervisor
MSPO Program
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Guayhaur Shue, PhD
Research Faculty and Information Technology Support
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Visiting Lecturers

Medicine

Lisa Bernstein, MD
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Michelle Davis-Watts, PA
Cardiology
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Laura DeLong, MD, MPH
Dermatology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Anna Elmers, MD, JD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shepard Center
Atlanta, GA

Jeffrey Frenchman, DPM
Podiatrist
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Amparo Gonzalez, RN, BSN, CDE
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Atlanta, GA

Wei Huang, MD, PhD
Inpatient Medical Director
Chief of Service
Emory Rehabilitation
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Decatur, GA

KM Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, FRCP
Professor
School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Brent Nixon, DPM, MBA
Director
Podiatry
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Atef Salam, MD
Vascular Surgery
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA
Emory Clinic
Atlanta, GA

Michael Schmitz, MD
Pediatric Orthopedist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Nathan Schwartz, DPM
Podiatrist
The Center for Foot and Ankle Care
Smyrna, GA

Michael Terk, MD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Linda Worth, PA
Vascular Surgery
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

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Prosthetics/Orthotics

Anna Avakian, CPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Southern Prosthetic Supply
Alpharetta, Ga

Randall Alley, BSc, CP, CFT, FAAOP
Prosthetist
BioDesigns, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA

Byron Backus, CP
Prosthetist
Otto Bock Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

James Barnes, CO, LO
Orthotist
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Sandy Springs, GA

Karl Barner, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Johnny Bean, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Atlanta, GA

Gary Bedard, CO, FAAOP
Orthotist
Manager
Clinical Marketing
Becker Orthopedic
Troy, MI

Ross Bremer, CPO, LPO
Orthotist
The Bremer Group
Jacksonville, FL

Daryl Butler, BOCO
Director
Amputee Clinic
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Mark DeMeza, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Daniel Elseroad, MSPO, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Cumming, GA

Brian Giavedoni, MBA, CP, LP
Prosthetist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

William Holbrook, CP, LP
Prosthetist
Atlanta Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.
Carrollton, GA

Mathew Hortman, CFO
Director of CAD CAM
Orthotic Fitter
DeRoyal/Atlanta International
Stone Mountain, GA

Paula Katz, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Manager
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Tucker, GA

Marc Kaufmann, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Atlanta Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Janet Lombardo, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Leslie McDonald-Wright, CP, LP
Prosthetist
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Tucker, GA

Dave Mitchell, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Lawrenceville, GA

Matthew Nelson, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics
Atlanta, GA

Pat Prigge, CP
Prosthetist
Otto Bock Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

Paul Prusakowski, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Prosthetist and Orthotist
President
Orthotics and Prosthetics Digital Technologies
Gainesville Prosthetics and Orthotics
Gainesville, FL

Bob Radocy, MS
President
TRS Inc.
Boulder, CO

James Rogers, CPO, FAAOP
Prosthetist and Orthotist
President
O and P Associates
Chattanooga, TN

Julie Schick, CP
Prosthetist
Otto Bock Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

Stephen Schulte, CP, LP
Prosthetist
Prosthetic Care Inc.
Buford, GA

Russell Walker, CP, LP
Prosthetist
Prosthetic Care Inc.
Buford, GA

Richard Welling, MSPO, CPO, LPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

James Wynne, CPO
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Boston Brace International
Boston, MA

James Young, CP, LP
Prosthetist
Amputee Prosthetic Clinic Company
Macon, GA

Sean Zeller, MSPO, CPO, LPO
Orthotist
Boston Brace International and
National Orthotics and Prosthetics Company
Neptune, NJ

Daniel Zenas, CP, LP
Prosthetist
President
Georgia Prosthetics
Atlanta, GA

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Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy

Daniel Acker, OTR/L, CHT
Occupational Therapist
Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow
Atlanta, GA

Bambi Anderson, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Otto Bock Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

Susan Calloway, PT
Physical Therapist
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Sandy Fletchall, OTR, CHT, MPA, FAOTA
Occupational Therapist
Capabilities for Living
Nashville, TN

Heather Hoyt, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Otto Bock Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

Carol Miller, PhD, PT, GCS
Physical Therapist
Department of Physical Therapy
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA

Colleen Coulter O’Berry, PhD, DPT
Physical Therapist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Wells Petras, MA, LPC
Clinical Psychologist
Georgia Mountain Community Services
Gainesville, GA

Sarah Thompson, PT
Physical Therapist
Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

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Pedorthics

Spencer Ladd, CPed
Pedorthist
McMahon Shoes
Decatur, GA

Henry Willis, CPed
Pedorthist
McMahon Shoes
Decatur, GA

Don Rogers, CPed
Pedorthist
Star Shoes Corporation
Lawrenceville, GA

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Biomechanics

Mark Geil, PhD
Biomechanist
Associate Professor
Director of Kinesiology and Health
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

CAD/CAM

David Gerecke, CPO, FAAOP
Prosthetist and Orthotist
Active Prosthetics and Orthotics
San Antonio, TX

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