Susan Kestner is a degreed engineer who couples her understanding of materials with a desire improve patient outcomes. As an ABC-certified and licensed prosthetist/orthotist (CPO), Susan specializes in lower extremity prosthetics, lower extremity orthotics, and spinal bracing. She gained valuable insight into treating complex diagnoses during her residency training in prosthetics and orthotics with Boston O&P at Boston Children’s Hospital and adult clinics. Susan holds an undergraduate degree in Materials Engineering from Cornell University where she studied biomaterials. After working as an engineer, she returned to The Georgia Institute of Technology to obtain Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Susan returned to Austin in 2008 to be near family.
Susan continues to learn through collaboration with the University of Texas Physical and Rehab Medicine Residency program, helping to educate residents on the function and benefits of lower limb prosthetics and orthotics. Additionally, she lectures University of Texas biomedical engineering students on emerging technologies in prosthetic design, and she partners with the Seton Amputee Clinic to help ensure the needs of individual amputees are being fully addressed.