Michael Corcoran is the co-founder of MCOP, based in Silver Spring, MD. Owners Mike and Mark McVicker share the vision to continually improve the outcome of each and every amputee through a dedication to hard work and understanding patients needs—a philosophy which Mike and the entire MCOP team are committed to daily.
Mike’s unequaled focus on patient needs, along with his clinical leadership come from a commitment to always being the best at what he does — a philosophy adopted in his years as an Olympic kayak slalom racer. Mike participated in both the ’92 and ‘96 Olympics.
In 1990, Mike began his career in prosthetics. After working for 5 years as a prosthetic technician, Mike’s desire to foster connections with the people he helped and maximize his ability to change lives led him to pursue his ABC credentials in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Northwestern University.
Today, MCOP is a leader in getting patients up and moving quickly, not allowing any of the “stagnation” that often occurs with typical prosthetic services. Mike and his team now serve thousands of patients each year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where Mike leads the designing, fitting and delivering of prosthetics for our nation’s wounded warriors. Because of his leadership role at Walter Reed, Mike has become one of the most experienced practitioners in the world. Work that other prosthetists may encounter once in a lifetime, constitute the bulk of Mike’s cases. For example, it is not uncommon for Mike to fit over 30 hip dis-articulation patients in a year.
Mike’s nature is to never be satisfied with the status quo. Among many examples, one of the most widely recognized advancements in prosthetic technology to date was spawned from Corcoran’s treatment of Lt. Col Greg Gadson, a bilateral transfemoral amputee. Corcoran was successful in fitting Gadson with Ossur’s state of the art Power Knee. This pioneering work led to more use of the device as well as an established protocol on how to properly, safely and most effectively carry out bilateral trans-femoral fittings. Colonel Gadson has returned to active duty and keeps contact with Corcoran.
In the thousands of patients the MCOP team see each year, relationships are built that last. Mike’s greatest passion is seeing his patients return to active duty and enjoy active lifestyles– even returning to sports they were avid about, such as skiing and running. Giving his clients renewed hope and a second chance at life previously thought to be lost, is what energizes Corcoran, making him eager to enhance more lives with his work and continue to personalize care to that unique individual with the best outcome possible.
As he forges ahead in the endeavor to provide unsurpassed care in prosthetics, Corcoran’s goals includes helping to evolve prosthetic technology in order to provide greater outcomes than ever were possible.
Mike lives with his wife and twin daughters in the Washington, D.C. area, where he enjoys canoeing with them in the Potomac River and participating in other outdoor activities with friends and neighbors.