Jerome D. Chao, M.D., F.A.C.S., is president of Certified Plastic Surgery of New York PLLC. He previously served as Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical Center where he directed the clinical education and research programs until June 2010. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Chao received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed his plastic surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago. He also was the Robert E. Carroll Fellow in orthopaedic hand surgery at The New York Orthopaedic Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Chao is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and American Association for Hand Surgery.


Bill Sampson is president of Sampson's Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory. He has been a board-certified prosthetist since 1989 and has completed numerous continuing education courses, keeping abreast of the most recent advancements in prosthetics, computer-aided design, and manufacturing technology. He is certified to fit the Boston Digital Arm, i-LIMB™ Hand, DynamicArm®, C-Leg®, Genium™ Bionic Prosthetic System, and the X2 (the military version of the Genium). He also is certified to teach and fabricate the prosthetic socket technique, MAS (Marlo Anatomical Socket) Design, and is licensed to fit the High-Fidelity Interface.

He received his bachelor of science degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. His orthotic and prosthetic internships were served at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and the University of Texas Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic.

Bill Sampson is a member of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics; the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists; and the New York State American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.

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