Rehabilitation Services - Clinical Staff

Michael J. Davidson, CPO

Michael is the clinical manger for the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics and is certified in orthotics and prosthetics through American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics.

Michael is a graduate of the California State University Dominguez Hills orthotics and prosthetics program and received his master's degree from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

He has worked in the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics for 16 years. He is also a faculty member for the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and instructs in the physical therapy program.

Carlo Lira, CPO

Carlo is a certified orthotist and prosthetist.  He received his education in orthotics and prosthetics at UCLA, and Cerritos College.  He later obtained education in health care management and human resources from UC Riverside and Cal State University Dominguez Hills.   Carlo has worked at the UCLA Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in both Los Angeles and Sacramento Ca.   He has over five years of service at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  He is C-Leg, Myo-electric, and iLimb certified..

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Colleen Wendtland, CFOM, CPED

Colleen started working for LLUMC in 1992.  She has her pedorthic degree from the University of Oklahoma and has certifications in Pedorthics, Post-Mastectomy, and Orthotic Fitting.  She contributes to our department and industry, by upholding our institution's mission to “Make Man Whole

Jeff Gilchrist, CPO

Jeff is a California native and a 1981 graduate of the University of Washington’s Orthotic and Prosthetic Program. He served 4 years in the military as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist before returning to the state of Washington to attend college.  Jeff joined the Loma Linda Medical Center Orthotic & Prosthetic Department in 2009.   Jeff is certified as a provider of C-Leg, Rheo knee, WalkAide, and in myoelectric prosthetics.  Jeff specializes in the treatment of Scoliosis, with advanced training and experience in Boston, Providence, and Charleston systems.

Jeff  has authored a chapter on Spinal Orthoses in the book Spine Secrets by Vincent J. Devlin, MD. When not working, Jeff enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, woodworking, running and basketball.

Minh Tran, CP

Minh is certified by the American Board for certification in orthotics and prosthetics as a prosthetist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from California State University-Long Beach and his graduate degree in prosthetics from California State University Dominguez Hills. He completed his prosthetic residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center