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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.

Sumesh Saxena, CP, BOCO

Sumesh Saxena, CP, BOCO

CEO, President - Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

Sumesh Saxena is a certified prosthetist and orthotist and founded Bionic in 2007. Under Sumesh’s leadership and vast clinical experience from India, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Bionic has grown to become a wellknown name in the prosthetic and orthotic industry today. His vision of providing compassionate and effective patient care solutions reflect in the culture of our company. He travels extensively between India and the United States, guiding the practice in both regions.

Sumesh lives with his wife, two kids, and their dog in Valparaiso. His favorite thing to do – Skydiving!

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

sumesh@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

Rani Kriplani, PT

Rani Kriplani, PT

Rani Kriplani is a certified physical therapist who joined Bionic in 2014. She has over 20 years of experience in the workfield 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

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

Joel Heuring, CPO

Joel Heuring, CPO

Clinical Manager - Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist

Joel is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist. He joined Bionic in 2016 and is dedicated to building long-term care plans for orthotic and prosthetic patients, helping them live a more active lifestyle. He has worked in the field for 15 years and specializes in orthotics and prosthetics pediatrics as well as veteran care, stemming from his service in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Joel enjoys spending time with his family, friends and his dogs, Lennie and Gator. He enjoys the beach, woodworking, old VWs, and fishing.

Joel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, and is a graduate of the Feinberg School of Prosthetics and Orthotics at Northwestern University.

joel@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

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

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

Brittany Zimmerman

Brittany Zimmerman

Orthotic Assistant

Brittany Zimmerman, an aspiring Orthotic Fitter, joined Bionic in 2017 and looks forward to learning about the field of orthotics at 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 and enjoys baking and doing DIY projects.

brittany@bionicpo.com

Aristotelis Panousis

Aristotelis Panousis

Business Manager

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 Crown Point 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

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

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

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

Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
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 Law.

marketing@bionicpo.com