Newsmaker: Peter E. Leimkuehler
Noteworthy: The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists will induct Leimkuehler into its 2013 Class of Fellows during its annual meeting Friday in Orlando, Fla. Leimkuehler is one of 14 people nationwide who will be inducted.
Residence: Upper St. Clair
Family: Wife, Sarah and three sons: Oscar, 5, Charlie, 3, and Fisher, 2.
Occupation: Leimkuehler is a certified practitioner of orthotics and prosthetics at Union Orthotics and Prosthetics Co., managing the company's South Hills office on Brownsville Road. He is the residency director for the company, overseeing the one-year residency that new college graduates have to complete before taking the exam to become certified practitioners.
Education: Leimkuehler holds a bachelor's degree in life sciences from Ohio University and certificates in orthotics and prosthetics from Northwestern University.
Quote: Creating and fitting a new orthotic or prosthesis is half science and half art, he said. “I'm helping people yet I'm still being creative — working with my hands.”
— Brian Bowling
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