Our Story

VSA Prosthetics was established in 2016 for the sole purpose of improving the lives of those suffering from limb loss and ensuring the highest level of care. Our team of 11 vascular surgeons are committed to learning and implementing the latest and most advanced surgical techniques to maximize prosthetic outcomes. By putting our patients first, we believe that by uniting our efforts directly alongside our experienced Prosthetist, cases can be discussed in advance in order to determine the best surgery and prosthetic design to carry out with the individual’s goals in mind. We know first-hand the significant impact this has on improving the patient’s ability to not just walk again, but to live his or her life to the highest quality of life. We are confident in this unique approach to prosthetic care and aim to revolutionize amputee care as a whole.

The VSA Difference

UNPARALLELED CARE

Our Complete Care Process unites our Vascular Surgeons trained in advanced amputation techniques with our experienced Prosthetist to thoughtfully and carefully customize your care. Our team watches over your healing process and equips you for future prosthetic success. Together, we then design your future prosthetic limbs that will allow you to reach all of the goals that you hope to achieve. Continued and follow-up care include direct access to on-site vascular surgeons, along with regular Amputee Care Group meetings that will provide on-going support to our patients and their loved ones with education, knowledge, and emotional support.

Our Complete Care Process

Our Team

Eric Chen

MSPO, CPO, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, Director of Prosthetics

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Julian Angeles

CPO, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

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Scott French

Certified Prosthetic Orthotic Assistant, Technician

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Kara Reeves

Patient Care Coordinator

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Chad Smith

Peer Advisor / Assistant

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Eric Herbert

Peer Advisor

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Eric Chen

MSPO, CPO, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, Director of Prosthetics

Eric began his studies at the University of Florida majoring in Engineering Science with a minor in Biomechanics. He went on to graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics. He has been managing prosthetic clinics since 2008 and has extensive experience treating pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations.

Eric specializes in socket design and comfort, advanced gait training, and motivating his patients to achieve their highest level of mobility through hard work and emphasizes long-term success. He strongly believes in developing a rehabilitation program and prosthetic design around each individual’s desires and needs. He believes each patient’s potential is best achieved through the integration of patient, prosthesis, physical therapist, and family/friends.

Julian Angeles

CPO, Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Julian began his studies at Auburn University majoring in Exercise Science. He went on to graduate from Northwestern University with a Master’s degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics in 2019. Julian’s orthotic residency took place at an O&P clinic in Portland, OR between 2019-2020, and his prosthetic residency took place at a prosthetic clinic in Atlanta, GA between 2020-2021. He now serves VSA Prosthetics as an American Board Certified (ABC) and licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist. His passion for being in the O&P field grew working as a technician after undergrad for a year and volunteering at a summer camp for children with prosthetics. Julian enjoys watching sports, golfing, backpacking, and playing with his dog, Franklin.

Scott French

Certified Prosthetic Orthotic Assistant, Technician

Scott completed his undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University in Integrative Studies, earning a certificate in Leadership as well as a minor in Business Management. He began his prosthetic and orthotic journey as an entry level technician in 1998 in Salem, Massachusetts. Gaining a depth of experience and knowledge assisting with a caseload by treating a highly involved pediatric population, Scott became adept at dealing with patients, family, and caregivers. Before joining VSA, he instructed for 7 years in Georgia Tech’s MSPO program as the lab manager, overseeing all student fabrication and adjustments to devices, while also assisting within the clinical courses. Scott brings nearly 25 years of experience to the team, with a diverse background in all sides of the orthotic and prosthetic spectrum. He believes compassion and trust are the benchmarks to patient success.

Kara Reeves

Patient Care Coordinator

Kara joined our team shortly after the opening of our clinic. She brings over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including her degree in Healthcare Management. Her range of experience in podiatry, family medicine, and office management elevates the level of administrative excellence here at VSA Prosthetics.

Chad Smith

Peer Advisor / Assistant

After experiencing his own below-knee amputation, Chad was focused on getting his life back. In the process, he realized how valuable a peer advisor would be to meet with individuals going through this most difficult process. That’s when he joined VSA Prosthetics with a passion to help anyone along the way. Chad assists in the fabrication of prostheses, acts as an assistant to our prosthetist, and most importantly spends time with patients to help educate them on their future potential, what to expect, trouble-shooting prosthetic fitting issues, teaching sock and volume management, and encouraging them to succeed in life. Chad also participates in our quarterly Amputee Care Group meetings.

Eric Herbert

Peer Advisor

After a long battle with Peripheral artery disease, and many procedures. Eric made the difficult decision to have a below-knee amputation. After meeting Chad Smith, a VSA Prosthetics peer advisor. He felt the urge to pay it forward. He became an assistant Peer Advisor volunteer. He meets with new and prior amputees, giving emotional, educational, and encouraging support. He has a passion for helping others. He gives his personal experiences about the trials and ordeals one faces as an amputee. He gives them hope and inspiration, that they too can overcome the physical and mental obstacles they encounter. Eric also participates in our quarterly Amputee Care Group Meetings.