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, LPO
Faculty Associate
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.

Tiffany Graham, CPO, LPO, M.S.P.O.
Assistant Professor
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 plagiocephaly 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

Nathan Sutti, MBA, CPO, LPO, CTPO
Assistant Instructor
Education: B.S., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2009; MBA Texas Women’s University
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management, gait, fabrication sciences

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
Assistant Professor
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

Fabian Soldevilla, M.S.O.P
Faculty Associate
Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, 2016; Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Baylor College of Medicine, 2018
Interests: Upper and Lower Extremity Prosthetic Management, Lower Extremity Orthotic Management

Dara Breanne Spivey, CPO, LPO, M.S.O.P
Faculty Associate
Education: B.S. Mathematics, Southwestern Adventist University (2013); Master of Science Orthotics Prosthetics, Loma Linda University (2016)
Interests: Lower extremity prosthetic management

Metin Yavuz, D.Eng.
Associate Professor
Education: Cleveland State University, 2007

Ali Ersen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Education: New Jersey Technical Institute of Technology/Rutgers University of Biomedical and Health Sciences, 2015