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Yanke Bionics - About Yanke Bionics

Our Clinicians

Yanke Bionics, Inc. is the leading provider of Orthotic & Prosthetic services in Summit, Stark and Cuyahoga counties with seventeen accredited patient care facilities and a staff of certified and licensed clinicians. Together, we offer a scope of knowledge and experience that is unparalleled. We provide our patients with high quality, cost effective devices, including all the latest advancements in Orthotic & Prosthetic technology. We strive to provide all of our patients with personalized customer service and support to further assist them in their rehabilitation goals. As part of the healthcare team . . . we want to help people look confidently toward a future without limitations!

Mark J. Yanke, CPO, CPed

Mark J. Yanke is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Prosthetics and Orthotics, and a BCP certified pedorthist. He is the founder and President of Yanke Bionics, Inc. His experience in the field began with his father, who was trained in the Army during his four-year enlistment in World War II. In 1969, Mr. Yanke entered an internship at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital located in Downey, CA. After three years there, he transferred to Northwestern University, accepting an academic appointment as an instructor of Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics in the department of Orthopedic surgery.

In 1975, he returned to Ohio and formed Yanke Bionics, Inc. in Akron, Ohio. Mark Yanke achieved his goal of forming a service-based company, consisting of a team of experts equipped with the most current technology. Thirty years later, Yanke Bionics has become one of the largest and most respected Prosthetic, Orthotic, and Pedorthic facilities in the country. Mr. Yanke is commited to developing and implementing new designs and continues to train the clinical staff at Yanke Bionics.

Mr. Yanke can be reached for consultation and evaluation at 800-862-6019

Dave Reed, CPO, CPed

Dave Reed is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. He earned his certification from the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) and has over thirty years of experience in the field. He is well versed in a wide variety of diagnoses and treatments including cranial molding helmets and scoliosis management. Mr. Reed has continuing education training for Otto Bock C-legs, upper extremity myoelectrics, the Otto Bock Harmony System, stance control KAFO’s, the Providence scoliosis system, Charleston Bending Brace, the Endoflex System, and Cad-Cam Prosthetics. He has also completed training in the newly introduced Helix3D Hip Joint System launched by Otto Bock in July of 2008.

Contact Dave at dreed@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Kevin Montini, CPO

Kevin Montini is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics and Prosthetics. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Allied Health from The Ohio State University, he went on to further his education at the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC ). He specializes in lower limb orthotics, spinal orthotics, and is trained in utilizing the Biosculptor CAD-CAM technology to fabricate prosthetic sockets. His continuing education includes certification from Otto Bock for the prosthetic micro-processor C-leg , upper extremity myoelectrics, dynamic Prosthetic feet, Becker Stance-control Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses, the Boston Scoliosis Brace, and Cascade DAFO. Mr. Montini is also a guest lecturer at Northwestern University where he speaks to orthotic students on spinal HALO applications.

Contact Kevin at kmontini@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Roger Marzano, CPO, CPed

Roger Marzano is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. He has been with Yanke Bionics for over thirty years and serves as Vice President of Clinical Services, Marketing and Sales. Roger is a graduate of the University of Akron and Northwestern University's Prosthetics and Orthotics Program (NUPOC). Roger is a Past President of the Pedorthic Footcare Association (PFA) and has lectured extensively in both national and international settings. Roger specializes in managing those with lower extremity disorders, particularly involving post-polio syndrome, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, and other neuromuscular disorders involving the lower extremity. Mr. Marzano also has significant experience in managing those with diabetes, arthritis and the disorders associated.

Contact Roger at rmarzano@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Greg Lalli, CPO, CPed

Greg Lalli is certified by the American Board for Certifcation (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. He specializes in management of foot and ankle disorders, and is trained to fit Cascade DAFO’s, Townsend and Don Joy knee orthoses, the Camp SWASH hip orthosis, as well as the latest functional electonic stimulation orthosis from WalkAide . Greg also specializes in cranial molding helmets.

Contact Greg at glalli@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Mark D. Clary, CPO, FAAOP

Mark Clary is board certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Prosthetics & Orthotics. He completed his undergraduate degree at Xavier University before attending the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) in 1998 for his orthotic training. His Orthotic Residency was done at the University of Michigan Orthotics & Prosthetics Center (UMOPC), where he then practiced for eight years. He returned for his Prosthetic education in 2009 through the Eastern Michigan University O&P Master's Program and fulfilled his residency in Northern California at a private practice affiliated with the Stanford University Orthopedics Department.

Mr. Clary has been a member of the American Academy of Orthotics & Prosthetics (AAOP) since 1998 and recently received the designation Fellow of the Academy (FAAOP) for his service to the profession. He is director of the Residency Program at Yanke Bionics, Inc. and serves on committees for the National Commission of Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). His interests include acute and post-operative orthotic and prosthetic care, pediatrics, and rehabilitation management of neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Contact Mark at mclary@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Gene Yeager, CP

Gene Yeager is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) for Prosthetics and has over twenty one years of experience. He specializes in upper extremity prosthetics and silicone hand restorations. He is fully certified to fit C-legs and the new Utah 3 elbow as well as the Otto Bock DynamicArm. Mr. Yeager is also certified to fit the state of the art i-Limb Hand. Mr. Yeager attends a wound clinic at Akron General Medical Center with local physicians and nurses.

Contact Gene at gyeager@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Gabriel Gullia, CP

Gabriel Gullia is board certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Prosthetics and has been with Yanke Bionics for fifteen years. During that time he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Akron. Mr. Gullia completed his Prosthetic education at the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC ) and fulfilled his residency requirements with Yanke Bionics, Inc. He is currently working on his Orthotic certification with NUPOC as well. Mr. Gullia has been an amputee since the age of five and uses this first hand knowledge and experience to provide a unique relationship with his patients while providing exceptional care. He serves as a peer counselor for those dealing with limb loss.

Contact Gabe at ggullia@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Ken Brown, CO, CPed

Ken Brown is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics and Pedorthics. He specializes in lower extremity orthotics including the Becker Orthopedics E-Knee. Mr. Brown has been working in the field for over fifteen years and specializes in acute care orthotic management and in-patient rehabilitation. His orthotic expertise makes him well-suited to manage care for our hospitalized patients.

Contact Ken at kbrown@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Stacey R. Summerfield, CP

Stacey Summerfield is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC ) in Prosthetics. Stacey completed her Prosthetic certification training at the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) in March of 2011. Prior to attending NUPOC, Stacey obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2010. She is currently completing her Orthotics Residency at Yanke Bionics, Inc. Stacey is very passionate about Prosthetics & Orthotics and became interested in Prosthetics at a young age, as her grandfather has a transtibial amputation secondary to a traumatic event that occurred over fifty years ago.

E-mail Stacey at ssummerfield@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Greg Smith, CPOA

Greg is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC ) as a Prosthetic-Orthotic Assistant.

Noi Phavixay, Orthotic Fitter/Assistant

Noi Phavixay is certified by the American Board for Certification (ABC) as an Orthotic Assistant and Orthotic Technician. He works with patients out of our Parma and Warrensville Heights locations. Mr. Phavixay has fifteen years of experience fitting patients with foot and ankle problems and has developed a solid relationship with many physicians in the region. He also has extensive knowledge in the fabrication process of foot and ankle foot orthoses, which makes him an outstanding clinical assistant in this area of orthotic management.

Contact Noi at nphavixay@yankebionics.com with clinical inquiries.

Rick Frick, Orthotic Fitter/Assistant

Rick Frick has been with Yanke Bionics for over ten years and has extensive experience with the fitting and fabrication of lower extremity orthoses. He works closely with Greg Lalli, CPO, CPed at our corporate office in Akron, Ohio.

Contact Rick at rfrick@yankebionics.com with clinical and technical questions.