Claire is an ABC-certified prosthetist/orthotist for Hanger Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.
As a clinician, Claire sees patients of all ages and has expertise in lower extremity prostheses, including training in microprocessor technologies such as Ottobock C-Leg 4, Ossur Rheo, Blatchford Linx, Ottobock Meridium, and Blatchford Elan. She also specializes in adult and pediatric lower extremity orthoses, including Posterior Dynamic Element (PDE) strut designs and custom carbon knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) and ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs). She is skilled in upper extremity prostheses, including partial hand and transradial solutions, and has experience in additive manufacturing/3D printed device design to provide unique, patient-driven solutions.
The field of prosthetics and orthotics allows her to apply her skillset as a biomedical engineer to develop patient-focused solutions every day. She is passionate about healthcare literacy, integration of new technologies and device designs, and partnering with healthcare professionals to provide the best patient-focused care possible.
Claire focuses on providing holistic care, designing the patient’s prosthesis or orthosis around their goals. Some of her most fulfilling moments as a clinician include meeting patients in the hospital post-amputation to provide support and offer a perspective on the path forward and watching a patient walk into the office for the first time using their prosthesis.
She enjoys working with pediatric patients, which gives her the opportunity to establish long-term patient care relationships and encourage a collaborative environment with shared decision making between the patient, parent, and clinician.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys collecting records, reading, traveling to new places, and watching the Chicago Cubs.
- Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, 2016
- Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018
- Investigating the Impact of the User Interface for a Powered Hip Orthosis on Metabolic Cost and User Comfort: A Preliminary Study Investigating the Impact of the User Interface for a Powered Hip Orthosis on Metabolic Cost and User Comfort: A Preliminary Study, Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, June 1, 2020
- Frequency of Follow-up Care for Initial Transtibial Prosthesis Users: The Effects of Etiology, Comorbidities, and K-Level, Free Paper Presentation at the 2020 American Academy of Prosthetics and Orthotics
- A Retrospective Analysis of CROW Appointment Frequency, O And P News, May 13, 2019
- Outstanding Capstone Research Award for Orthotics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018