Tom is a clinical research orthotist and a practicing orthotist at Hanger Clinic, currently serving as Director, Clinical & Scientific Affairs. Tom has been actively practicing for over 40 years, and his primary interest is in the management of patients with lower limb disability and weakness. He has lectured extensively on Lower Extremity Orthotics throughout the United States, Central and South America, Africa, China, and Southeast Asia. Tom is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and received the Academy’s Distinguished Practitioner Award in 2007.
Tom is certified orthotist, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, Honorary Adjunct Faculty at Texas Women’s University and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Baylor College of Medicine’s Masters of Science Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics. He has authored chapters on subjects related to lower limb orthotics in two textbooks, plus authored two chapters in the AAOS, Atlas of Orthotics.
Other Awards and Involvement
- American Orthotic and Prosthetic Associations Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015
- Past President of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
- Past President, for two successive terms, of the American Orthotics and Prosthetic Association
- J.E. Hanger award for Outcomes from Hanger Clinic