Save the date! Hibiscus Health Caribbean Inc. will be hosting its Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference on November 4, 2017. The event will focus on the multidisciplinary nature of amputee care – a holistic approach. This event will be followed by a Wound Care Seminar on Nov 5. Guest speaker for both events will be Dr. Heikke Uustal, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist based in the USA. More details will be announced at a later date. Read on for more about Dr. Heikke Uustal.
Heikki Uustal, M.D.
Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehab Institute
Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dr. Uustal received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in 1987. He is Board Certified in PM&R since 1988.
Dr. Uustal has focused his clinical career in the subspecialty of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Amputee Rehabilitation. He is nationally recognized as a leading educator and clinician in the field of prosthetics/orthotics. Dr. Uustal is a regular speaker at several annual PM&R review courses and specialty courses in amputee rehabilitation.
Dr. Uustal has been a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation currently serves on the Board of Governors. He previously served as Chair of the Program Committee for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1995.
Dr. Uustal has authored chapters in several PM&R textbooks and has been involved in clinical research related to mobility for the disabled. He has been included in the listing of “Best Doctors in New Jersey” and “Top Docs” nationally.