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Stefania Fatone, PhD, Ph.D., BPO (Hons)
50 years of Prosthetics and Orthotics Education and Research in the US
Dr. Stefania Fatone, Ph.D., BPO (Hons), grew up in Melbourne, Australia where she received an undergraduate degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics and PhD at La Trobe University. She came to Chicago at the end of 2000 to conduct prosthetics and orthotics research at Northwestern University. She is currently an Associate Professor in Northwestern University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where she conducts prosthetic and orthotic research currently funded by the Department of Defense, National Institute of Health and industry, and contributes to the education of prosthetists and orthotists in the Masters of Prosthetics and Orthotics program. Dr Fatone’s research examines the effects of prostheses and orthoses on human locomotion in order to increase understanding, establish efficacy, and improve effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions for people with disability.