Heikki Uustal, M.D.
Attending Physiatrist, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Medical Director, Prosthetic/Orthotic Team, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Wound Care Physician, St. Peter’s University Hospital Wound Care Center
Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Associate Clinical Professor, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
Dr. Uustal received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in 1987. He is board certified in PM&R since 1988.
Dr. Uustal has focused his 30+ year clinical career in the subspecialty of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Amputee Rehabilitation. As the Medical Director of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Team, Dr. Uustal will provide comprehensive evaluation and lifetime management of patients with limb loss or neurologic dysfunction. He will coordinate the fabrication and fit of the most appropriate prosthetic/orthotic device, followed by the appropriate physical or occupational therapy training to maximize functional recovery. Additional services provided as needed include pain management, wound care and psychological adjustment to limb loss and disability.
He is nationally recognized as a leading educator and clinician in the field of prosthetics/orthotics. Dr. Uustal is a regular speaker at several annual PM&R review courses and specialty courses in amputee rehabilitation.
Dr. Uustal is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and has served on their Board of Governors. He previously served as Chair of the Program Committee for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the AAPMR. He has served as both scientific reviewer and Chair for prosthetic research panels for the Department of Defense.
Dr. Uustal has authored chapters in several PM&R textbooks and has been involved in clinical research related to mobility for the disabled. He has been included in the listing of “Best Doctors in New Jersey” and “Top Docs” nationally.