Vari McPherson, CPO, FAAOP
Vari is an ABC Certified and Illinois Licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist, and serves as the Clinical Practice Leader for the Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinical Center (POCC) at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Vari is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics (AAOP). She joined Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in 2008 and continues to serve orthotic clients in an outpatient and Day Rehabilitation setting involving various levels of clinical care.
Her clinical background includes neuromuscular and orthopedic areas in pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Vari has contributed to various research projects with the Center of Bionic Medicine (CBM) and Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research (CROR). She has served as the AAOP President Chapter Chair for the Membership Advisory Council, as a Board Member and Past President of the Midwest Chapter for AAOP and continues to participate as a member of AAOP. Vari continues to collaborate with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Academy in education and enjoys mentoring orthotic residents in the POCC residency program.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
Education & Professional Associations
Certificates + Licenses
American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and PedorthicsCPO
IL Licenses in Prosthetics and Orthotics
Honors + Awards
Fellow of the American Academy of Prosthetics and Orthotics2020
American Academy of Orthotics and ProstheticsPresident Chapter Chair of the Membership Advisory Council
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics Residency ProgramConnecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) Hartford, CT Orthotic Residency Program 2001-2002. Hanger Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic, Chicago, IL Prosthetic Residency Program 2003-2004