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Stefania Fatone Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Dr. Stefania Fatone is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois USA. She completed her undergraduate degree in prosthetics and orthotics and her doctoral studies at La Trobe University in Australia. Dr. Fatone has nearly 20 years of experience conducting prosthetics and orthotics research and currently leads multiple federally funded prosthetics and orthotics research projects. As an educator, Dr. Fatone contributes to the Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics program at the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC). Her research includes a broad range of qualitative, experimental and review studies in areas such as transfemoral prosthetic socket biomechanics and design, orthotic management of upper motor neuron lesions, and gait biomechanics. She has published more than 80 journal articles, book chapters, editorials, commentaries, and evidence notes and presents regularly at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Fatone has extensive experience as a peer-reviewer, served as Section Editor for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 2011-2018, and on the Prosthetics and Orthotics International Editorial Board since 2011. Dr. Fatone is an honorary Member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a recipient of the Academy’s distinguished Research Award.