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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., Prosthetics-Orthotics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2002; M.Ed., Educational Technology, 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: B.A, Psychology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 2004; Basic Medical Sciences, Medical University of the Americas 2007; Certificate in Orthotics, Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center 2010; Certificate in Prosthetics, University of Hartford, 2013
Interests: Acute care and Rehabilitation, Starband cranial system for deformational plagiocephaly, lower extremity orthotics (adult/pediatric), the study of pathophysiological mechanisms of musculoskeletal disorders

Amanda Coldren, M.P.O., CO, LPO

Faculty Associate 
Education: B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, 2015; Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Northwestern University, 2017 
Interests:Lower Extremity Orthotic/Prosthetic Management and Cranial Remolding Orthotic Treatment for Plagiocephaly 

Tiffany Graham, M.S.P.O, CPO, LPO, FAAOP

Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., Engineering Science, Trinity University, 2005; M.S., Prosthetics and 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., Prosthetics-Orthotics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1987
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management for neuromuscular and neurological disorders, and orthoses for the upper extremity

Duran Pardue M.P.O., CO, LPO

Faculty Associate 
Education: B.S., Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 2009; Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2017 
Interests:Recreation and high activity prosthetics & orthotics, lower extremity prosthetics and orthotics, orthoses for acute care and rehabilitation  

Fabian Soldevilla, M.S.O.P., CPO, LPO

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

Nathan Sutti, MBA, CPO, LPO, CTPO

Instructor
Education: B.S., UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2009; MBA, Texas Woman’s University
Interests: Lower extremity orthotic management, gait, fabrication sciences

Dara Breanne Spivey, M.S.O.P, CPO, LPO

Faculty Associate
Education: B.S. Mathematics, Southwestern Adventist University (2013); Master of Science Orthotics Prosthetics, Loma Linda University (2016)
Interests: Lower extremity prosthetic management

Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Education: B.S., Trinity College, 1998; M.S., Marquette University, 2001; Ph.D., Texas Woman’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., Kinesiology and Health Sciences, 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

Metin Yavuz, D.Eng.

Associate Professor
Education:D.Eng., Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 2007 
Interests:Biomechanics, Plantar Shear, Diabetic Foot Biomechanics, Medical Device Design, Diabetic Foot