Heidi Prather

Title: Professor
Company: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Heidi Prather, a Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of orthopedic medicine.

Having accrued more than two and a half decades of inimitable expertise in the field of orthopedic medicine, Dr. Prather has garnered a laudable reputation as the founder of the Washington University Living Well Center, a health and fitness center at the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Specializing in physical medicine and sports rehabilitation, she has long held various professorships and positions of high authority – including as the vice chief of the department of orthopedics – at the Washington University School of Medicine since 1998, and served as an attending physician for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital between 2015 and 2020. Prior to her work in St. Louis, Dr. Prather saw patients at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at West Suburban Hospital from 1995 to 1998.

Dr. Prather’s exemplary performance in the field was born of her academic journey, which began at Drury College, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry, with honors. Continuing her edification apace, she received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Eminently qualified in her field, Dr. Prather is licensed to practice in the states of Illinois, New York, Georgia and Missouri.

Well regarded for her scholarly output, Dr. Prather has contributed more than 40 articles to various publications on the subjects of the spine, hip, pelvis, osteoporosis and women’s health. Additionally, she maintained involvement in editorial positions with Spine Line, and continues to work in the same capacity at the Journal for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. To commemorate her accomplishments, Dr. Prather has garnered several awards, including consistent listings among the American Top Doctors and the Best Doctors in America from 2001 to 2020, 13 Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Washington University School of Medicine and the PASSOR Legacy Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2017, to name only a few.

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