Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee

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

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

Roberta Cone, PsyD
Costa Mesa, California

David M. Crandell, MD
Medical Director
Amputee Program
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Boston, MA

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
Seattle, WA

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

Troy Farnsworth, CP, FAAOP
Vice President
Upper Extremity Prosthetic Program
Hanger Clinic
San Antonio, Texas

Col. Donald Gajewski, MD
Center for the Intrepid
Orthopedic Surgery
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jacqueline S. Hebert, MD, FRCPC
Medical Lead, Amputee Rehabilitation
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB

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

Carol A. Miller, PT, PhD, GCS
Professor and Department Head
Physical Therapy Program
University of North Georgia
Alpharetta, GA

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

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)
Durham, North Carolina

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

Deborah J. Velez
PAVE Coordinator
VA San Diego Health Care System
San Diego, CA

Susan Stout
Interim President & CEO
Amputee Coalition
Minneapolis, Minnesota

George Gondo, MA
Staff Liaison
Amputee Coalition
Knoxville, Tennessee

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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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