Mark Edwards, CP, has accepted the position of professional and clinical services director for Otto Bock U.S. HealthCare, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his new position, Edwards is responsible for setting the direction and overseeing the delivery of clinical and technical education, while also building and maintaining partnerships with Otto Bock customers in order to promote improved outcomes for their patients.
“What especially stands out over Mark’s nearly 30 years experience in the healthcare industry is an emphasis on providing clinical support to practitioners to ensure they can deliver optimum solutions to their patients,” Brad Ruhl, CEO and president of Otto Bock U.S. HealthCare said. “He is well known and highly respected as a clinical educator and practitioner, and we are pleased to have him lead the professional and clinical services area for Otto Bock.”
Edwards has a bachelor of science degree in physical education and a master of health professions education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Otto Bock, he was the director of prosthetics education at Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC), Chicago, Illinois. In addition to receiving the Outstanding Educator award from the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (the Academy), Edwards has lectured extensively and his writings have appeared in more than a dozen publications. He is also a contributing faculty member at Northwestern in prosthetics and orthotics, as well as in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Says Edwards of his new role, “I am honored to take on this position and continue the tradition of outstanding education and training that has been the standard for Otto Bock for over 50 years.”