Eastern Michigan University names new O&P program director

Wendy Fischl Beattie, CPO, FAAOP has been named the program director and clinical coordinator of Eastern Michigan University’s graduate program in orthotics and prosthetics.

Wendy Fischl Beattie

Beattie, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has more than 25 years of experience in private practice. Prior to joining Eastern Michigan University, Beattie served as residency director and clinical education coordinator for Becker Orthopedic, where she was responsible for overseeing the O&P residents and arranging continuing education for practitioners.

She is a past-president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and founded Special Opportunities for Advanced Rehabilitation, a nonprofit foundation providing fitness opportunities and equipment to people in need. She has lectured in the United States and abroad and published articles and also holds two patents for prosthetic componentry.

Beattie holds a certificate in orthotics from Northwestern University and a certificate in prosthetics from University of California Los Angeles, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Yale University.

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