Michael Corcoran is the co-founder of MCOP, based in Silver Spring, MD. Mike shares the vision to continually improve the outcome of each and every amputee through a dedication to hard work and understanding patients’ needs—a philosophy to which Mike and the entire MCOP team are committed to daily. As a competitive kayaker, Mike competed in both the ‘92 and’96 Olympics and brings that energy to his work.
In 1990, Mike began his career in prosthetics. After working for five 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 has become one of the most experienced practitioners in the world. Work that other prosthetists may encounter once in a lifetime constitutes 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.
Thanks to 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.
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.