Phil is an Upper Limb Prosthetic Specialist as well as a Director within Clinical and Scientific affairs, where he develops evidence-based clinical programs designed to help patients improve their orthotic and prosthetic outcomes. Through outcomes implementation, landmark research studies and the establishment of Clinical Practice Guidelines, Phil has set national standards of care based on science and at the forefront of O&P care. He has been intimately involved in the development of Hanger Clinic protocols and policies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Phil is a former President of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and received the Academy’s “Champion of the Profession” Award in 2017. He currently holds Adjunct Faculty Positions within the University of Utah’s Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Prosthetics and Orthotics program at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a co-editor on the 4th edition of the Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies and currently sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. Phil is also a regular presenter at National and International Continuing Education Conferences within the field of prosthetics and orthotics, has contributed to more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and 10 textbook chapters, and has authored over 100 columns for the industry publication O&P Edge.
He is a graduate of the University of Washington’s O&P program with a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston in Allied Health Education and Administration.