PROFESSIONAL INFO

Ms. Healey is a highly skilled medical artist and founder of two companies that are devoted to creating unique customized external body prostheses created for the mass market using new manufacturing technologies that contribute to the quality of life of patients without the cost and risks of additional reconstructive surgery.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present, CEO and Founder
New Attitude Prosthetic Designs Inc.
Albany, NY

2004 – Present, CEO and Founder
New Attitude Prostheses
Toronto, Canada

1989 – 1999, Sole Proprietor
Prosthetic Restorations
 Toronto, Canada 

1990 - 1999
Staff Anaplastologist / Department Head
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
Toronto, Canada 

 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Certified Clinical Anaplastologist
Certified provider of custom made life like and functional facial
and body prostheses that restore the appearance of patients.
www.bcca-cca.org

 

Authorizer:  Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s
Assistive Devices Program (ADP); Maxillo-Facial Extra Oral Division,  
Provider of facial prosthesest o patients in Ontario, Canada 
reimbursed by the provincial government
www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/adp/adp_mn.html

EDUCATION


B.Sc., Art as Applied to Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

AOCA, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

President, Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology
October 2018 - Present

ASME Medical AM/3DP Advisors Group
American Society of Manufacturing Engineers /Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Advisors Group
March 2019 - Present


3DHEALS Community Manager – Toronto
3DHEALS.com
A healthcare 3D printing innovation platform

Committee Member - Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Working Group on 3D printing applied to medical applications.
June 2017 to July 2018

Board Member Board for Certification in Anaplastology,
2015 to Present

Board Member Subtle Technologies, Toronto, Canada
2009 to 2011

Reviewer THE BREAST, Elsevier Publisher
2009 to Present

President American Anaplastology Association, 1998 -1999

Program Chair 1999, American Anaplastology Association,
It’s a Material World, 14th Annual Conference
June 9 – 12, 1999, Toronto, Canada

Advisor on Maxillofacial Prosthetics,Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Assistive Devices Program; Prosthetic and Orthotics Standing Committee, 2002 – 2005

PUBLICATIONS 

Journals
External Breast Prostheses: Misinformation and False Beliefs,
Healey IR, MedGenMed Ob/Gyn & Women's Health,
Medscape General Medicine,Sep 2003  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/460148_1

Using a Transparent Silicone Mold to Fabricate a Facial Prosthesis
Healey IR, The Journal of Facial and Somato Prosthetics
Vol 3(2) pg. 95 - 104, Nov 1997

Wax: An Introduction to Its Practical Application in Anaplastology,
Healey IR, The Journal of Facial and Somato Prosthetics
Vol 3(2) 111 - 118, Nov 1997

Fabrication of a Custom Ocular Moisture Chamber,
Healey IR, De Groot LM, The Journal of Facial and Somato Prosthetics
 Vol 2(2) pg. 93 - 97, Aug 1996

Craniofacial Applications for Osseointegrated
Implants, 
Anderson JD, Healey IR,
Ontario Dentist, pg. 16 - 20, May 1995

Textbooks
Craniofacial Prostheses Anaplastology and Osseointegration,
edited by Per-Ingvar Branemark, MD, PhD, Marcelo Ferraz De Oliveira, DDS,
1997 Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS 

 

Using 3D Printing to Create Novel Devices
in External Body Prostheses

A Rotman Healthcare Management Association, 3DHeals and Full Script event 3D Printing & The Body, Entrepreneurship in Med Devices

Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 20, 2019

3D Talk Boston 3D Printing & Healthcare

Cyant and Women in 3D Printing are presented  #3DTalk, an industry specific

and educational event series focused on 3D printing and related technologies,

and featuring leading women in the industry.by Barbara Hanna & Nora Toure

SIMPeds Boston, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

April 5, 2018

Manufacturing An Anatomically Correction Soft Tissue
Prosthetic for a Lower Leg Amputee  A Case Study:  Comparing
Clinical Time / Material Costs in Traditional vs  3D Printing 
 
Printing Manufacturing: Fabricating Materials intoTraditional & Complex Objects
Conference hosted by InnoPlast Solutions, Inc. Miami Beach, FL, USA,
March 22 - 24, 2016


Design and Manufacturing Minneapolis Keynote Presentation 
Print It Forward: Bettering Lives with 3D Printed Prostheses, 
Minnesota Medtech Conference
Nov 4 - 5 2015

(Re)membering: Observations on the  Desire for Restoration
After an Altered Identity
, Open Source Cancer:
Hackers and Biodigital Rituals of Sharing, Presented by Letters & Handshakes and ArtSci Salon, The Fields Institute, University of Toronto
July 21, 2014

 

Custom Breast Prostheses After Radiation
Sacramento Area Mammography Society
“Excellence in Mammography”, Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California 
Feb 2, 2013

Custom Breast Prostheses for the Irradiated Patient
Sacramento Area Mammography Society
“Excellence in Mammography”, Annual Meeting
Sacramento, California 

Feb 5, 2011

 

Breast Prostheses: Information and Options,
Wellspring Breast Cancer Support Group
 Halton Peel Mississauga, ON
March 29, 2004

 

External Breast Prostheses and the Lack of Evidence Based
information.What is the impact on women’s post-treatment life?
 
Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center,

Breast Site Rounds, Toronto, ON
Nov 6, 2003

Asking Why and Why Not - With Breast Prostheses,
Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
Oct 6, 2003


Sculpting / Moldmaking / Body Prostheses,
Forum 2000: Facial and Body Prostheses
Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, England
Oct 4 – 6, 2000

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Using 3D Printing To Create A Prosthesis For Patients
With A Partial Foot Amputation 

RAPID + TCT, Cobo Center,
 Detroit, Michigan, May 20-23, 2019 

Using Additive Manufacturing to Create Soft Tissue
Prosthetics After a Sarcoma Diagnosis

RAPID + TCT, Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX  April 23-26, 2018

 

Creation of Functional Finger Prostheses Combining
3D Printing with Traditional Materials

RAPID + TCT, David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX  May 8-11, 2017


Prosthesis As Flesh: Art and Empowerment in the
Restoration of Missing Soft Tissue,
The Way Of All Flesh
CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference,
in collaboration with the Morbid Anatomy Museum
New York City, April 7–8 2016

 

Highly Accurate, Customized Prototyping for Medical
3D Printing ofExternal Body Prostheses

MedTechWorld Medical Device Manufacture
SchaumburgConvention Center
Schaumburg, IL, October 15-16, 2014

         
Which Types Of External Body Prostheses Benefit Most From
Today’s New Manufacturing Technologies?  An Overview

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, RAPID
Detroit, MI, June 11, 2014  


Transcending the Mastectomy: The Role Of Aesthetics And
Technology In Custom External Breast Prostheses

6th World Conference on Breast Cancer
Hamilton, ON, June 7 – 11, 2011


Bilateral Auricular Prosthesis: Working
With a Prior Surgical Reconstruction
,
American Anaplastology Association, 2008 Annual Conference
Emory Conference Center, Atlanta, GA, Nov 6 – 9, 2008


Art as Applied to Medicine: Reconfiguring the Body
Subtle Technologies: in situ art/body/medicine 
Toronto, ON, May  24 – 27, 2007


An Approach to Achieving A Functional Fit 
19th Scientific Congress on Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technology
 Southlands College, London, England, Sep 8 – 10, 1999


An Outline of the Considerations That Are Necessary To Create A Prosthesis
10th International Symposium of Surgical Prosthetic and Epithetics
and American Anaplastology Association 13th Annual Conference
Linz, Austria, Oct 7 – 10, 1998


Planning for an Osseointegrated Nasal Prosthesis
and Fabrication of Underlying Acrylic Plate

American Anaplastology Association12th Annual Conference
 Orlando, FL, May 28 – 31, 1997


Reliable Dry Pigments and Reference Materials Available
From The Field Of Fine Art, Conference on Colouring of Facial Prostheses 

COMPRU, Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton, AB, March 10 – 11


Using a Transparent Silicone Mold to Fabricate a Facial Prosthesis
American Anaplastology Association, 11th Annual Conference
Portland, OR, June 13 – 16, 1996


Using a Transparent Silicone Mold to Fabricate a Facial Prosthesis
17th Scientific Congress on Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Technology
Norwich, England, Sep 10 – 13, 1995


A Nasomaxillary Prosthesis Retained by Osseointegrated Implants
American Anaplastology Association, 10th Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN, May 12 -14, 1995


Creating an Ear Prosthesis: A Sculptor’s Point of View
American  Anaplastology Association, Annual Conference
Palm Springs, CA, April 29 - May 1, 1994

Irene R. Healey
irene@newattitudedesigns.com

© 2019 by Irene R. Healey and New Attitude Prosthetic Designs Inc. 

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