Faculty

The expert faculty members in the Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics Program have gained recognition for excellence as clinicians, teachers, researchers, and leaders in the profession. Their knowledge, expertise, and dynamic teaching create a rich environment for learning and professional growth.

Leslie Gray, M.Ed., CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Assistant Professor and Director
Education: B.S., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2002; M.Ed., University of Texas at Brownsville, 2007
Interests: Lower extremity prosthetic management, gait, emerging technologies, and classroom and clinical instruction

Nitin Bhanti, CO, LO
Education: Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2004), Psychology; Medical University of the Americas (2007), Medicine; Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (2010), Orthotics
University of Hartford (2013)
Interests: Starband Cranial System for Deformational Plagiocephaly, Lower Extremity orthotics (adult/pediatric), the study of pathophysiological mechanisms of musculoskeletal disorders.

Nicholas Brown CO, LO, M.S.P.O
Education: University of Hartford (2016), Science; M.S Orthotics and Prosthetics
Northwestern University (2009), Science; Graduate Certificate of Orthotics Virginia Commonwealth University (2017), Arts, BFA Theatre Design
Interests: Additive Technologies

Tiffany Graham, CPO, LPO, M.S.P.O.
Instructor
Education: B.S., Engineering Science Trinity University, 2005; M.S., Prosthetics & Orthotics Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
Interests: General pediatric orthotic care, cranial remolding treatment for plagoicephaly and post-operative craniosynostosis, treatment of idiopathic scoliosis

Miguel N. Mojica, CPO, LPO
Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., C.P.O., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1987
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management for neuromuscular and neurological disorders, and orthoses for the upper extremity

Natalie Stewart, CPO, LPO
Education: B.S., Prosthetics & Orthotics UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2008
Interests: Lower limb prosthetics, Neurological orthotic management, Sport specific prostheses

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., Trinity College, 1998; M.S., Marquette University, 2001; Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, 2012
Interests: Biomechanical and functional evaluation of patients with hip pathology, idiopathic scoliosis and lower limb deficiency, foot and ankle biomechanics, and community ambulation using wearable sensors

David G. Wilson, M.P.O., CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Instructor
Education: B.S., The College of William and Mary, 2010; M.P.O., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2011
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management of neurological disorders, high activity and performance prosthetic management