Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee

CHAIR: Danielle H. Melton, MD
Department of PM & R and Orthopedics
University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston
Director of Amputee Program
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Houston, Texas

Roberta Cone, PsyD
Costa Mesa, California

David M. Crandell, MD
Partners HealthCare

Scott Cummings, PT, CPO, FAAOP
Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics
Manchester, New Hampshire

Joseph M. Czerniecki, MD
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington
Director, Veterans Administration
Regional Amputee Clinic

David J. Dunville
Amputee Support Coordinator
H‐Care, Hurley/Benson's Medical Equipment, INC.
President, Amputee Firefighters Association
Certified Peer Visitor

Troy Farnsworth, CP, FAAOP
Upper Extremity Prosthetic Program
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics

Bob Gailey, PhD, PT
University of Miami

Col. Donald Gajewski, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Center for the Intrepid
San Antonio, Texas

Jacqueline S. Hebert, MD, FRCPC
Medical Lead, Amputee Rehabilitation
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Chair – Medical Advisory Council
Amputee Coalition of Canada

Samuel H. Johnson, PharmD, MPH
Clinical Pharmacist
Durham Regional Hospital

Grant McGimpsey, PhD
Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Nancy Payne, MSN, RN
Limb Loss Clinical Nurse Specialist
Duke University Medical Center (DUMC)
Durham, North Carolina

Bruce Pomeranz, MD
Medical Director, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Chester and Saddle Brook campuses
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Terrence P. Sheehan, MD
Medical Director at Adventist Rehab Hospital of Maryland
Rockville, Maryland

Stella Sieber
Amputee Coalition Peer Visitor/Trainer
PALS trainer (Promoting Amputee Life Skills)
Support Group Leader (Triangle Area, NC)

Troy A. Turner, MBA
Research Portfolio Manager
Advanced Prosthetics and Neural Engineering
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Frederick, MD

Stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP (Past – Chair)
Associate Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Psychology
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Susan Stout
Interim President & CEO
Amputee Coalition
Minneapolis, Minnesota

George Gondo, MA
Staff Liaison
Amputee Coalition
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Limb Loss Task Force Summit II

Team of healtcare providers around patientThere are 507 amputations each day in the United States; the majority are attributed to diabetes and its damage to nerves and blood vessels of the limbs. Upwards of 60 percent are preventable.


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Amputee Patient Comfort and Compliance

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