Stefania Fatone, PhD, BPO(Hons), principal investigator for research and development projects at Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center, has been promoted to professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
“Dr. Fatone’s contributions have been seminal within prosthetics and orthotics (P&O), effectively changing the discipline with the development of the Northwestern University Flexible Sub-Ischial Vacuum Socket for transfemoral amputation; leading research in the orthotic management of neuromuscular conditions, particularly stroke and cerebral palsy; and evaluating the outcomes of partial foot amputation to facilitate shared decision making,” according to a press release from the center.
Fatone also contributes to the master of prosthetics and orthotics program at the center, according to the release. She has clinical and teaching experience in prosthetics and orthotics and experience in clinical gait analysis. She has published more than 65 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters.
“My research examines the effects of prostheses and orthoses on human movement in order to increase understanding, establish efficacy and improve effectiveness of prosthetics and orthoses on human movement in order to increase understanding, establish efficacy and improve effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions for people with disability,” Fatone said in the release.
Fatone has been recognized by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists with honorary membership and a research award, and is frequently invited to present keynote talks about her work, according to the release.