THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Erik Schaffer, C.P.

Founder, CEO, and Head Prosthetist

Erik Schaffer, C.P. is the founder and CEO of A Step Ahead Prosthetics, and as Head Prosthetist at our New York location he remains highly involved with his patients and in pushing the industry forward. Erik is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in his field and has served as, among other things, an advisor to leading prosthetics manufactures Ossur, Ottobock, and Freedom Innovations and as a medical staff member for the 1996 Paralympics and 2010 USA Track Team. His expertise in prosthetic design and care has made A Step Ahead Prosthetics the ultimate destination for amputees located around the world.

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Bob Emerson, C.P.

CEO and Prosthetist
A Step Ahead Prosthetics Boston

Former Paralympic skiing world champion Bob Emerson, C.P. has over twenty years of experience in prosthetics and is the head prosthetist at our Boston location. He has contributed to several joint research projects with the MIT Biomechatronics Lab, and is certified to fit major technologies from Otto Bock, Ossur, iWalk, Fillauer, and most other leading prosthetics manufacturers.

Bernie Guzman, C.P.
Bernie Guzman, C.P.
Senior Prosthetist
A Step Ahead Prosthetics New York

Bernie Guzman brings over eighteen years of experience to our New York location. He is certified to fit major technologies from Otto Bock, Ossur, iWalk, Fillauer, and most other leading prosthetics manufacturers and specializes in prosthetic care of patients with lower-extremity limb loss.

Gwyeth Smith, C.P.
Gwyeth Smith, C.P.
Prosthetist
A Step Ahead Prosthetics New York

Gwyeth Smith is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern University Prosthetic and Orthotics Center, and brings more than eight years of prosthetics experience to our New York location. He is certified to fit major technologies from Otto Bock, Ossur, iWalk, Fillauer, and most other leading prosthetics manufacturers, and specializes in both lower- and upper-extremity prosthetic design, fabrication, and fitting.

Mike Smerka C.P.
Mike Smerka C.P.
Prosthetist
A Step Ahead Prosthetics Boston

Mike Smerka brings over fifteen years of prosthetic clinical experience to A Step Ahead Prosthetic Boston. Since graduating at the top of his class from Northwestern University’s prestigious prosthetics program, Mike has established himself as an expert in both upper- and lower-extremity prosthetics.

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