Dr. Ha Van Vo

Eminent Scholar and Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Distinguished University Professor Dr. Ha Van VoDr. Ha Van Vo, a native of southern Vietnam and a survivor of the war, came to Mercer in February 2005 to pursue his dream in designing prosthetic legs and hands to help impoverish amputees in Vietnam and third world countries. That is the main reason why he moved from clinical practice to the academic and research field. He is the founder of the Mercer On Mission Orthopaedic and Prosthetic Program; the program started in 2009 and up to today, the team has fitted over 13,000 amputees and treated over 52,000 orthopaedic patients in Vietnam and Cambodia.


  • Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • D.P.M., M.D., Barry University/Hope Medical College
  • M.S., Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S.E., University of Florida

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Biomedcial Engineering
  • Physical Medicine/Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Research/Professional/Teaching Interests

  • Biomaterials in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone Fracture Mechanics
  • Injury Mechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Orthopedic Biomechanics
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Prosthetics/Orthotics and Rehabilitation Devices

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