William J. Sampson, a native of the Capital District, received his bachelor of science degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. His orthotic and prosthetic internships were served at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and the University of Texas Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic. He became board certified in prosthetics in 1989 and has completed numerous continuing education courses, keeping abreast of the most recent advancements in prosthetics, computer-aided design, and manufacturing technology. In 1999, Bill was one of only two East Coast prosthetists to be certified in fitting the computer-controlled C-Leg®. He is now among an elite group of practitioners certified to fit the technologically-advanced i-Limb™ and DynamicArm®. He also is certified to teach and fabricate the prosthetic socket technique, MAS (Marlo Anatomical Socket) Design. Bill was one of the first prosthetists in the nation to be certified to fit the Genium Microprocessor system and the X2 (the military version of the Genium).
Bill is a member of the American Board for Certification, the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and the New York State American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
He resides in Charlton with his wife, AnneMarie, and their three children.
Brian Clark specializes in the fitting and fabrication of prostheses and provides braces and support systems for injured muscle/skeletal groups.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Brian majored in biomedical engineering, receiving his bachelor’s degree in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1989. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he served five years as a naval officer aboard a nuclear submarine. He later began working as a prosthetics technician at the University of North Carolina Hospitals before entering the orthotics program at Northwestern University, Chicago. He became board certified in orthotics in 1997. Brian returned to Northwestern for prosthetics and earned his certification in 1999.
Brian's wife, Elizabeth, has been a practicing physical therapist since 1988, and the couple has three children.
David McClernan joined Sampson’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory in January 1999. After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1994, he was employed as a prosthetic technician before enrolling at Northwestern University, Chicago. He is a graduate of both the orthotic and prosthetics program at Northwestern University and became board certified in prosthetics in 1998 and orthotics in 2000. David’s internships and practitioner/technician training programs were completed at various orthotics and prosthetics facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Both David and his wife, Jodi, a Montessori preschool teacher, are from Saugerties, N.Y. and have relocated to the capital region with their three children.