Boston Othotics and Prosthetics

Merritt Plescia of Boston O&P Lanham is Elected First Woman President of ABC

Deborah Merritt Plescia, CPO, will be the first woman to hold the position of president of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics.

An ABC board member since 2011, Plescia joined Boston Orthotics & Prosthetics in 2016 as the clinical director of Boston O&P of Lanham in Maryland.

Plescia received her B.A. from Southeastern Louisiana University and her long term certificate in orthotics and prosthetics from Northwestern University.

Plescia is a Louisiana native and a second-generation CPO. She has treated patients of all ages with a variety of disabling conditions including brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations or limb deficiencies, sports injuries, cancer, diabetes, neurologic conditions, scoliosis, plagiocephaly and orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Currently president-elect, Plescia will take office on December 1, 2017.


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