We’re Medical Center Orthotics & Prosthetics Boston (MCOP for short) and we’re thrilled to offer a new, state-of-the-art prosthetic clinic and world-class prosthetic care to Boston & New England area amputees.
Boston is known worldwide for its world-class healthcare. That’s why we’re so excited to be here, collaborating with the local medical community to bring our next-generation amputee care to Bostonians and the region.
About MCOP Boston
Our story begins in Washington DC, where we’ve been the team chosen by Walter Reed to serve our nation’s injured military for the past 10+ years. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, prosthetic technology and amputee care methods advanced rapidly and our team was at the forefront of this revolution. We worked with prosthetic technology manufacturers and leading international researchers to advance the clinical approaches and technologies available to amputees.
Today, our experience and connections ensure that our customers always receive the highest possible level of care to Move Forward in their lives. We felt that the world’s best city for healthcare deserved the world’s best prosthetists. That’s why we’re so excited to be here.
Your Boston Prosthetists
As the Lead Prosthetist & Practice Manager for MCOP Boston, John focuses on helping amputees of all backgrounds and mobility levels to Move Forward with advanced lower limb prosthetics and personalized clinical care.
John Warren is the Lead Prosthetist & Practice Manager at the Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics (MCOP) Boston. John comes from a military family, but it was something much more unexpected that inspired him to dedicate his life to helping amputees. In 1993, John was a SCUBA diving instructor when a SCUBA tank exploded, resulting in the amputation of his right leg. After a succession of positive and negative experiences with prosthetists over the years, John’s desire to make a difference for amputees culminated in a degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he focused his studies on prosthetics and became the first resident in prosthetics at the facility.
Born in New Mexico and a traveler of the world, John first settled in Massachusetts in 2004, around the same time as the inception of the Iraq War. In response to the numerous injuries resulting from this conflict, Walter Reed Army Medical Center began recruiting and hiring prosthetists, and John accepted a position as a Prosthesis Technology Specialist two years later. During his time at Walter Reed, John was chosen as a presenter for multiple international rehabilitation conferences, and received a medal from the US Government for his work. He also became familiar with MCOP during this tenure (MCOP had been the exclusive lower-limb prosthetic clinical contractor to the Department of Defense since 2005), although it wasn’t until years later that he joined the MCOP team.
After six years with Walter Reed, John accepted an offer from Bionix – previously known as iWalk – to be their regional clinical manager responsible for supporting the sales and development of the revolutionary BiOM-powered prosthetic ankle across the Northeast and Upper Midwest regions. This role allowed John to move back to the Boston area, and was where he worked until joining MCOP Boston in 2015.
Today, as the Lead Prosthetist & Practice Manager for MCOP Boston, John focuses on helping amputees of all backgrounds and mobility levels to Move Forward with advanced lower limb prosthetics and personalized clinical care. John especially enjoys building unique, custom sports prosthetics, and has built prosthetics for scuba diving, biking, running, mountaineering, and more over the years. His personal interests in sports continue to fuel his passion for helping other amputees enjoy active pursuits once again. When not at work, John resides in West Roxbury, MA with his wife, Allie, and his son, Jason, and enjoys getting outdoors, running, skiing, and cooking.
Jamie Vandersea is one of the nation’s leading specialists in upper extremity prosthetics. For 20+ years, Jamie has been at the vanguard of advances in arm prosthetics, working with upper extremity technology.
Jamie Vandersea is one of the nation’s leading specialists in upper extremity prosthetics. For 20+ years, Jamie has been at the vanguard of advances in arm prosthetics, working with upper extremity technology manufacturers and hand and arm level amputees to test and develop revolutionary technologies, from thought controlled robotic hands to fully implanted myoelectric sensor systems. His research has been published in many scholarly publications over the years, and has been presented at the NIH, AAOP, and more.
Prior to joining MCOP, Jamie was the clinical manager for the company responsible for providing upper extremity prosthetic care to wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In that role, Jamie was part of the development of many cutting edge technologies.
Since becoming a prosthetist over 20 years ago, Jamie has worked all over the United States, in New York City, Southern California, Maine, and Washington DC.
Professionally, Jamie holds the designation of CPO. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics.
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