Alumni and Faculty Member Dr. M. Jason Highsmith promoted at VA

The Veterans Health Administration Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services recently welcomed M. Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, PhD, CP, FAAOP to the role of National Program Director, National Director for Clinical Orthotist & Prosthetist Service effective September 17, 2018.  Dr. Highsmith is a board certified Prosthetist, dual licensed in physical therapy and prosthetics, and has worked with VHA for eight years. 

Dr. Highsmith most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Research & Surveillance Division of the DoD/VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) from 2014 to present. He completed Physical Therapy training at the University of South Florida in 2003, and graduated from Northwestern University’s prosthetics program in 2004 obtaining his certification as a Prosthetist following residency in 2006.  He has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, is a Past-President of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists, and is a Captain in the US Army Reserves.  Dr. Highsmith manages a considerable research portfolio and has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts.

Please join us in congratulating our alum and faculty member, Dr. Highsmith on this new promotion.