Christopher Hovorka, PhD, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Chris Hovorka, former director and instructor of the Georgia Tech MSPO Program for 15 years, joined the Prosthetics and Orthotics program in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh this past summer. Chris has been involved in academia (instruction and research) in prosthetics, orthotics, physiology and biomechanics for 20 years. He earned a total of four degrees—two of which are O&P focused. He received a Bachelor's in O&P from the University of Washington and a PhD from Georgia Tech in Applied Physiology focusing on Biomechanics and Motor Control. His area of research is examining Neuromuscular Patterns of Response to Orthotic Constraint of Lower Limb Motion. Chris connects with two common quotes from Albert Einstein; "The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" and "Once you stop learning, you start dying."