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Our Team

Bionic team is passionately committed to the welfare of patients. We work closely with physicians, therapists and other members of your rehabilitation team to deliver care in the most coordinated and clinically-effective way. All of our clinical specialists, technicians, and support staff members have the experience, expertise, and compassionate understanding to provide the quality of care and services, our patients deserve. We have dedicated ourselves to create and provide positive patient experiences.

Rani Saxena, DPT

Rani Saxena, DPT

President

Rani Saxena is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who joined Bionic in 2014. She has over 20 years of experience in the work-field and brings to the table compassion and perseverance. With her tireless effort to influence change, she has helped Bionic grow immensely and is a great asset to our team.

Rani lives in Valparaiso with her husband, two kids, and their dog and lives by the motto, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Government Medical College, Nagpur and a post graduate diploma in Rehabilitation from the All India Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

rani@bionicpo.com

Joe Antorietto

Joe Antorietto

Director of Operations

Joe Antorietto joined Bionic in 2019. Joe started in the O&P field at Orthomedics. He remained with the company through the sale to NovaCare in 1988 and the subsequent sale to Hanger. Joe continued assuming greater responsibility in his roles with all companies and worked for Orpro as a Vice President of Operations. Joe has a calm, easy-going demeanor along with persistence to succeed, which is a tremendous asset to Bionic P & O

joe@bionicpo.com

Vikram Choudhary, CPO

Vikram Choudhary, CPO

Clinical Director - Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Vikram Choudhary, with his energy and enthusiasm, has played a vital role in the implementation of innovative care at Bionic ever since its inception. He is well respected in the medical community for his excellence in providing effective clinical solutions. His extensive 22 years of international clinical experience and ability to bond instantly with people is still the driving force behind the success of the company.

Vikram lives in downtown Chicago and is an avid artist who has had several exhibitions of his paintings.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the All India Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

vikram@bionicpo.com

Sagar Shetty, BOCPO

Sagar Shetty, BOCPO

Divisional Manager - Clinics & Compliance - Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Sagar Shetty joined Bionic in 2008. With 9 years of extensive clinical and 5 years of strong management experience, Sagar has gained expertise in patient care compliance protocols, training, education, quality outcomes and communications. Sagar has been instrumental in ensuring company-wide uniformity of policies and procedures. He is reputed for his detailed knowledge in prescription criteria, coding techniques, and advanced patient care.

Sagar lives in Chicago with his 3 dogs and enjoys listening to music and recording songs in his freetime.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the All India Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

sagar@bionicpo.com

Jeffrey Wojtanowicz, CPO

Jeffrey Wojtanowicz, CPO

Clinical Manager - Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Jeffery Wojtanowicz joined Bionic in 2011 and, with his progressive approach in patient care, he has developed a special interest in pediatric and spinal orthoses. He is a certified prosthetist and orthotist and works predominantly in our Tinley Park office. His specialties include Cranial Helmets, Walk Aid, and dynamic AFOs.

Jeff lives in Tinley Park with his family and enjoying DJing with his children.

He holds BS in Marketing from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is a graduate of the Feinberg .

jeff@bionicpo.com

Anthony Gutierrez, CP

Anthony Gutierrez, CP

Clinical Manager - Certified Prosthetist

Anthony Gutierrez joined Bionic in 2015 and is committed to providing patients with prosthetic services that improve their mobility, limb health, and return to independence. He specializes in elevated vacuum prosthetic sockets to stabilize the limb and promote increase blood flow during prosthesis wear. In addition to his clinical practice, he is also involved with research on utilizing patient performance on functional tests to predict their activity level. He has presented this work at multiple national conferences and is currently collaborating with Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago to explore this data further.

Tony lives in Crown Point and enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and all other family and friends. He enjoys golfing, hunting, and cooking during his free-time.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from IUPUI, a Masters in Biomechanics from the University of Wisconsin, and he is a graduate of the Feinberg School of Prosthetics at Northwestern University.

tony@bionicpo.com

Dheeraj Bhambhani, BOCPO

Dheeraj Bhambhani, BOCPO

Regional Manager, Senior Prosthetist And Orthotist

Dheeraj Bhambhani joined Bionic in 2016 and has 20 years of clinical experience and over 15 years of experience in practice management. He has worked for companies like Ottobock and Endolite. He is senior clinician with our team and specializes in Microprocessor knees and feet such as Rheo Knee, Power Knee, C-Leg, Plie Knee, and others. He loves getting to know his patients and forming bonds that last longer than their time at our clinics.

Dheeraj lives in northwest Indiana with his family and enjoys playing cricket with his two boys.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the All India Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

dheeraj@bionicpo.com

Sangeeta Bhambhani, BOCPO

Sangeeta Bhambhani, BOCPO

Clinical Manager - Senior Prosthetist And Orthotist

Sangeeta Bhambhani joined Bionic in 2016 and has 20 years of working experience. She has a special interest in upper extremity prosthetics, spinal and neuro orthotics. She brings with her a diverse and wholesome understanding of the industry from her experiences working for international collaborations, multinational corporations, and private practices. She believes that attention to detail, patience, and a problem solving attitude are integral parts of patient care.

Sangeeta lives in northwest Indiana with her family and enjoys staying connected with nature, reading, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the All India Institute of Medical Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

sangeeta@bionicpo.com

Shawn Malik, CPO

Shawn Malik, CPO

Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Shawn has a strong drive to advance the field of prosthetic and orthotic design and technology. He has over five years of experience in multiple areas of O&P including level 1 trauma centers, veterans’ hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and specialized clinics. Shawn is skilled in advanced level prosthetic systems in vascular, traumatic, and congenital cases at all amputation levels. He is effective in contributing to a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, combined with providing outstanding and compassionate patient care. Shawn lives in Chicago with his two dogs and enjoys photography and Motorsports.

Shawn is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist. He has an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Missouri and completed his post-graduate certificates in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Northwestern University School of Medicine.

shawn@bionicpo.com

Lori Pipinich, CP

Lori Pipinich, CP

Clinical Manager

Lori joined Bionic in November 2019 as a consultant and residency director, and added full time clinic manager in January 2020. With over 25 years of clinical experience, she has developed a passion for vacuum assisted prosthetic systems, wound care, immediate post- operative care prosthetics, and working in a multi- disciplinary team.

She worked at Hanger Clinic in Phoenix, AZ for 22 years as a senior clinician and traveled regionally teaching clinicians how to fit and apply vacuum sockets correctly. She also worked for 2 years as the Director of Vacuum Solutions for Ossur Americas. She has done research, published articles and spoken at national and international meetings. She is an ABC Certified Prosthetist and clinic manager for a new office in Palatine, IL.

Lori holds a BS in Health and Human Development with a Biomechanics Option from Montana State University and is a graduate of the Century College School of Orthotics and Prosthetics.

lori@bionicpo.com

Felix Martinez, CFo, BEP

Felix Martinez, CFo, BEP

Certified Orthotic Fitter - Board Eligible Prosthetist

Felix Martinez joined Bionic in 2013 but his professional career began much sooner when he worked as a prosthetic lab assistant where he developed his interest for the field of prosthetics. With 18 years of experience as a technical expert, he brings to Bionic a quality and standard of fitting that meets international guidelines and leaves a mark of creativity on every device that comes out of our state-of-the-art fabrication facility.

Felix lives in Lansing with his wife and two kids and enjoys working on home projects on weekends.

He graduated from the Feinberg School of Prosthetics at Northwestern University and holds a BS in Business from DePaul University.

felix@bionicpo.com

Stephanie Sheedy

Stephanie Sheedy

Regional Manager

Stephanie Sheedy started in the O&P field in 2009 and specializes in revenue cycle management, insurance contracts, patient advocacy and leadership. She holds a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in management and organizational communication.

Stephane lives in Green Bay and enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing anything in the outdoors (slacklining, camping, horseback riding, hiking).

stephaniesheedy@bionicpo.com

Pat Logan, CPO

Pat Logan, CPO

Clinical Manager - Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

Pat has a BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the Florida International University, an AAS in Electronics Technology/Computer Science from Atlantic Community College and is certified and licensed in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Pat has broad experience in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. Among his previous positions; he was Vice President of the orthotics and prosthetics corporation and motion analysis center at the fifth largest rehabilitation hospital in the nation, North American Prosthetic Product Manager for a Multinational prosthetic and orthotic component manufacturer, Clinical Instructor on the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty, and has practiced clinically for nearly 3 decades. Moreover, Pat is a below knee amputee and former amputee athlete who has spoken nationally and internationally on disabilities and the field of prosthetics and orthotics.

Pat is happily married and father of two wonderful children and enjoys spending time with his family, music, and tinkering with old computer hardware. He loves the field of orthotics and prosthetics and has spent years striving to improve the quality of care in the field. His greatest pride has been returning the function to his patients they once thought lost.

pat@bionicpo.com

Tim Kading, CP

Tim Kading, CP

Certified Prosthetist

Tim has a BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and his Prosthetic Practitioner degree from Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. Tim is passionate about spending time with his patients and learning what their activities and goals are. His goal is to always provide a prosthesis that will allow them to return to those activities.

Born and raised in Green Bay, Tim was introduced to prosthetics early on in his life, as he has worn a prosthesis since the age of two. He currently enjoys living in the Appleton area with his wife and their dog. Together they enjoy camping, fishing, board games and spending time with family.

tim@bionicpo.com

Kevin Zamzow, Resident Prosthetist/Orthotist

Kevin Zamzow, Resident Prosthetist/Orthotist

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The College of St. Scholastica- Duluth, Minnesota. He then continued on to attain his Masters of Prosthetics & Orthotics from the University of Washington- Seattle, Washington. He is especially interested in new technology and control methods for upper limb prosthetics and orthotics.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys hiking, camping, running, playing board games, and being with friends and family. As a practitioner, his primary goal is to provide his patients with the best care possible. He believes this can be achieved in part by listening to patient’s unique needs and integrating that input into the final prosthesis or orthosis design.

kevin@bionicpo.com

Madhu Dash, BPO

Madhu Dash, BPO

Prosthetist and Orthotist

Madhu Dash recently joined our team in Northwest Indiana after being a part of Bionic India for two and a half years. With the goal of advancing her medical training and helping people around the world, Madhusmita is passionate about Bionic’s mission and presents the highest level of patient care. Her knowledge and experience within this field are excellent assets.

Madhusmita lives in Indiana and loves to cook and share her delicious recipes.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research.

madhu@bionicpo.com

Jay Padhi, BPO

Jay Padhi, BPO

Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

Jay Padhi recently joined the Bionic team in the Lafayette, IN location after being a part of Bionic India. Jay loves being in a positition to help people reach their goals and is passionate about the care he provides. The knowledge and experience he brings to our organization is an asset that will further Bionic’s mission.

In his free time he enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his wife.

jay@bionicpo.com

Jignesh Parmar, MPO

Jignesh Parmar, MPO

Prosthetist and Orthotist

Jignesh Parmar recently joined the Bionic team after being a part of Bionic India and is pursuing his residency. He comes with an additional 4 years of experience in Prosthetics and Orthotics with other international companies like Ottobock. Jignesh is extremely passionate about what he does and it truly reflects in his work. He is committed to his goal of providing excellent Prosthetic and Orthotic services for his patients to gain normality.

Jignesh lives in Merrillville, Indiana and likes to invest his leisure time to enhance his knowledge and keep himself updated with new technologies in patient care. Additionally, Jignesh is an artist and loves to spend his free time in Sketching and Photography.

He holds a Master’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai, India.

jignesh@bionicpo.com

Aristotelis Panousis

Aristotelis Panousis

Manager of Contracts and Reimbursement

Aristotelis Panousis joined Bionic in 2014 and handles administrative work within compliance, appeals, certifications, policies and procedures, and contracting. He is very passionate about his responsibilities and holds great pride in his work. It is this mindset that makes him an effective team member.

Aristotelis lives in Highland and, in his free time, he enjoys playing sports and spending time with his family.

He holds a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University Northwest.

aristotelis@bionicpo.com

Corinne Woods

Corinne Woods

HR Specialist
Corinne Woods joined Bionic in 2019 as the Human Resource Specialist. She enjoys this rewarding career because it allows her to help others reach their potential as professionals while contributing to the growth and mission of Bionic.
Corinne lives in Valparaiso and enjoys creating and sharing moments with friends and family. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, attending concerts, and working out.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Human Resource Development.

hr@bionicpo.com

Brittany Zimmerman

Brittany Zimmerman

Regional Administrative Manager
Brittany Zimmerman joined Bionic in 2016 as a clinical assistant. Brittany has grown within the company and now manages the eastern region administrators. She has acquired great strengths in administration work in her time with Bionic. She enjoys being a part of a company that goes above and beyond for their patients. Working as a Direct Support Professional for over 5 years has given her the necessary experience to be an effective and compassionate team member.
 
Brittany graduated with a medical assisting degree from the International Business College.
 
She lives in Walkerton with her family and enjoys baking and DIY Projects.

brittany@bionicpo.com

Abigail L. Jacobson

Abigail L. Jacobson

Regional Administrative Manager

Abigail joined Bionic in 2017 as a front office administrator who quickly moved up to the Regional Administrative position with an exceptional work ethic. Abigail welcomes a challenge and finds satisfaction in completing goals and going above and beyond her job expectations.

Abigail lives in Lowell with her husband where they have a dog and a cat to make a beautiful family. She enjoys reading, meditation and appreciating the small things about life.

She has her B.A. in Applied Psychology from Purdue University and continues to educate herself in the world of O&P.

Michelle Damon

Michelle Damon

Administrative Manager

Michelle started in September of 2018 as a Front Desk Administrator for our Merrillville office.

She was originally unfamiliar with the field, however quickly gained knowledge and great appreciation. One of the biggest rewards is getting to know the people that come to us for help. They may have gone through a traumatic experience such as losing a limb and can be very distraught and very down.

Being able to work with patients to get them what they need in order to be able to do daily activities is a huge reward. When you have seen someone come in the clinic in a wheelchair initially and then finally see them not only walk out, but to walk out with a smile on their face is amazing!

Michelle is originally from South Carolina where she lived for over 20 years.

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Robert Getty

Robert Getty

Accounts Manager

Robert Getty joined Bionic in 2015 as a Billing and Collections Specialist. He quickly moved into the Accounts Manager role where he supervises our accounts. Robert enjoys being part of such an active company and completes his work with great passion and pride.

Robert lives in Merrillville and enjoys travelling, reading, and fixing electronics in his free time.

He holds a BS in Accounting from Clemson University.

robert@bionicpo.com

Daniel Chan CFo

Daniel Chan CFo

Certified Orthotic Fitter
Daniel joined Bionic in 2018 as an Orthotic Fitter. Prior to his time at Bionic he worked at the IU Health Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis, where he was first introduced to the O&P world. After leaving Indianapolis, he worked as a research assistant at the Ball State University Biomechanics Laboratory.
Daniel was an elite swimmer, participating in several NCAA championships but is now retired from the pool and all the chlorine.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from University of Indianapolis.
Salvador Robles

Salvador Robles

Purchasing Officer

Salvador Robles joined Bionic in 2016 and enjoys his role as purchasing officer as well as the many responsibilities that come with it.

Sal lives in Hammond with his family and enjoys spending time with his children, exercising, and reading.

He holds a BS in Management with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Purdue University.

salvador@bionicpo.com

Kimberley Hoogeveen

Kimberley Hoogeveen

Marketing Manager
Kimberley joined Bionic in 2019. Kimberley has previously enjoyed working with youth ministry organizations, religious education and is a leader in social, communication and fundraising environments.
Kimberley is family-oriented, and in her free time enjoys lake life, boating and water sports.
She holds a degree in Business Management.

marketing@bionicpo.com

Andre Walker

Andre Walker

Billing Specialist

Andre Walker joined Bionic in 2019 and enjoys his role because he plays a large part in patients getting their needed devices.  Andre enjoys making others laugh and in his free time likes to film videos and hang out with friends & family.

He attended Indiana State University to study Communication with a focus in Public Relations.

Michael Gordon, CP

Michael Gordon, CP

Certified Prosthetist

Michael Joined Bionic in 2017 as a Prosthetic Resident, and has now  is one of our Certified Prosthetists and is currently working on his orthotic residency. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree  in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University. He then went on to complete his Master’s of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University. He currently works at our Hazel Crest, IL patient care facility and is dedicated to providing excellent patient care.

Jesse Oviedo

Jesse Oviedo

Marketing Associate

Jesse Oviedo joined Bionic in March of 2019  as a Marketing Associate.  He enjoys his role due to the reward that comes with making doctors aware of the great service performed by Bionic. His favorite part of the job is connecting with patients and seeing successful outcomes. Showcasing the organization’s successes and innovations is another one of his favorite parts of the job.

Jesse enjoys baseball, fishing, basketball, and going to Chicago Cubs games.

He holds a BS in Healthcare Management and Policy from Indiana University in Bloomington

jesse@bionicpo.com

Kendra Taghon

Kendra Taghon

Patient Advocate

Kendra Taghon joined Bionic in 2019 as a patient advocate and an aspiring Orthotic and Shoe Fitter. While working to become an American Board Certified Fitter, she also assists patients in communicating with their healthcare providers and advocates on their behalf. She is a compassionate individual who is willing to go above and beyond to bring about the best outcomes for our patients.

Kendra lives in Osceola with her fiance, Michael, and their two dogs, Isabelle and Tank. In her free time she enjoys doing DIY projects, spending time with her family and fishing.

Kendra comes with an extensive background in various healthcare settings and holds an active CNA License.

Tracy Heuberger

Tracy Heuberger

Billing Specialist

Tracy Heuberger is a Billing / Authorization Specialist that has been with the company since July 2019 and is always ready for a challenge.

Tracy lives in Crown Point with her husband and has 3 children.

Maria Melgar

Maria Melgar

Billing Specialist

Maria Melgar joined Bionic in 2017 as a Billing Specialist.  She has over 6 years of experience working in different facets of the Health Care Industry.

Maria lives in Crown Point and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her dog.

Maria holds an MBA in Business with concentration in Health Care Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Suzana Piskuloska

Suzana Piskuloska

Billing Specialist

Suzana Piskuloska joined Bionic in 2017 with experience of over 15 years in Hospital and Physician billing.

Suzana lives in Winfield with her husband and 2 children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and baking. She holds certification in Medical Billing and Pharmacy Technician.

Christine Mills

Christine Mills

Authorizations Specialist
Christine Mills is an Authorizations Specialist who joined Bionic April 2019. She has 9 years of experience in the medical field, primarily in Ophthalmology. She holds an Associates degree in Medical Assisting and is a Certified Ophthalmology Assistant.
Christine lives in Valparaiso with her husband and 3 dogs. She enjoys muscle cars, fishing and camping.
Raquel Sanchez

Raquel Sanchez

Billing Specialist
In 2016, Raquel joined the Bionic team as one of our Billing and Collections Specialists. She has a total of 8 years experience with billing and collections and also holds a Billing and Coding Certificate from Indiana University Northwest.
Raquel lives in the city of Hobart and enjoys bowling, exercising, and spending time with close friends and family.