After spending several years as a fitness manager and personal trainer, Charles Kelly knew he loved helping people better the quality of their lives through fitness and exercise. However, it wasn’t until he first saw a prosthetic device in a college engineering course that he was set down a life-changing path – a path that would eventually lead him to his current position as Chief Prosthetist of MCOP’s Malta clinic.
He initially earned an individualized Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomical Equipment Design from Metropolitan State University. After that, he attended California State University Dominguez Hills’ Orthotics & Prosthetics Program, then completed a residency at Long Beach Veteran Affairs. Now, Charles is an invaluable member of our MCOPI (MCOP International) team. As such, he is employed by MCOPI, which is contracted with Steward Health Care to provide more sophisticated and accessible prosthetic care to the islands of Malta.
Aided by a team of technicians, staff from Steward Health Care, and the Maltese government, Charles oversees daily internal workflows with an expert eye, while also ensuring consistent care is provided to the 350+ clients seen at our Maltese facility. He also ensures that newer technologies, devices, and prosthetics are properly introduced to the islands whenever they become available to the population.
When Charles isn’t at work, he and his wife and lead Prosthetic Assistant, Jennifer Kelly, enjoy immersing themselves in experiencing the Maltese culture, whether through swimming in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, exploring the sister island of Gozo, or traveling to experience different cultures.