Michael Oros, CPO / LPO, FAAOP
President & CEO
American Board Certified Prosthetist / OrthotistIllinois Licensed Prosthetist / Orthotist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
Michael is President and CEO of Scheck & Siress. He is an American Board Certified and Illinois Licensed Prosthetist and Orthotist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He has over 20 years of experience in the field.
Michael lectures to the University of Illinois/Chicago orthopedic surgery residents; the physical medicine and rehab residents at Loyola, Rush University Medical Center, and Marianjoy Hospitals; as well as Governor`s State physical therapy students.
Michael is a director on the Board for the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and past chairman of NCOPE (National Commision on Orthotic Prosthetic Education). In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s orthotic/prosthetic program and is a former member of the board of directors for the Charleston Bending Brace Research and Education Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and its Midwest Chapter.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Iowa, Michael then completed the orthotic and prosthetic program at Northwestern University. Michael has also attended Northwestern’s prestigious Kellogg Management Institute.
Michael Oros is proud of the Scheck and Siress partnership with the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University to fund research in prosthetics and orthotics.
IN THE NEWS
The O&P industry is teaming up to ensure that US Veterans have access to quality, convenient and cost-effective prosthetic care. In the summer of 2012, Michael Oros, President of Scheck & Siress and an AOPA board member, testified twice before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health in Washington D.C., raising concerns about administrative barriers that limit care by non-VA providers, among other issues.
According to an AOPA press release, “His testimony pointed out the need for timely care that doesn’t require the Veteran to travel hundreds of miles for that care and pointed out that older Veterans are particularly affected as they are more reluctant to pursue advocacy on their own behalf.”
In this time when young, injured veterans make up a greater percentage of our neighbors, friends and family than in recent history, efforts to improve their ongoing healthcare continue. Scheck & Siress is a leader in the forfront of these legislative efforts.