From Pen to Paper to Practice

Phillip Stevens, B.S. ’01, M.Ed., CPO, FAAOP

If there’s one word to sum up the career of orthotist and prosthetist Phillip Stevens, B.S. ’01 — it’s prolific.

“I didn’t anticipate all the writing,” says Stevens. “Academic journal articles, magazine columns and textbooks are all areas I enjoy.” And it shows — Stevens has contributed to well over 50 publications, all in an effort to translate academic literature into mediums the average clinical practitioner can use.

Today, Stevens works at the Hanger Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializing in upper-extremity prosthetics. But that’s just one of his many roles. Last summer, Stevens finished his tenure as president of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists. He has also taught in Tanzania, Cambodia, Thailand, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Ecuador.
Stevens’ latest project? “I just finished my role as co-editor of the fourth edition of the Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies: Surgical, Prosthetic, and Rehabilitation Principles,” says Stevens. “As a person who was professionally raised on the second edition of the Atlas, it has been gratifying to be so involved with the next edition.”

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