Practitioner-clinician in Orthotic and Prosthetic practice since the early 70’s, following graduation of the (3rd) Northwestern University Prosthetic, Orthotic Education Program. Accreditation as Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) by The American Board for Certification. In addition, was awarded credential by the USA Veterans Administration as VA-Qualified Prostheist (VAQP).
In clinical O&P practice for nearly five decades, also served as President of the American Board for Certification (ABC), President of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP) and as Chairman of the Board of the Orthotic & Prosthetic National Office, Executive Committee, representing the ABC, AAOP and the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA). In 2009, was presented the prestigious Distinguished Practitioner Award by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists in recognition of dedication and leadership in the advancement of the ideals of the Academy.
During entire career has been active in the USA and the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) issues as well as international humanitarian missions, also serving on a variety of committees as well as consulting, teaching and lecturing throughout the world. Has been a Director and Consultant/Educator for Human Study,e.V. since its founding in the mid 2000’s and most recently has completed a three year contract with Nippon Foundation and The Medical Faculty of Mahidol University, Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Thailand) as Deputy Director.