Meet Our Clinicians
Performing Arts Clinicians (from left): Devyani Hunt, MD, Lynnette Khoo-Summers, PT, DPT, Heidi Prather, DO, Aaron Chamberlain, MD
Heidi Prather, DO, chief of service
Dr. Prather is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Prather specializes in the conservative management of spine, sports, and general musculoskeletal injuries; spine, pelvis and joint problems related to pregnancy; women’s sports injuries and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a particular interest in performing arts medicine and dance injuries. Listed in Best Doctors in America, Dr. Prather earned her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, in 1991 and completed a residency in 1995 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago-Northwestern University School of Medicine.
Aaron Chamberlain, MD
Dr. Chamberlain is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Chamberlain is a trained violinist and has performed with the Symphony Parnassus, and therefore has a special interest in treating performing artists with Shoulder and Elbow disorders. His practice also focuses on arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow in treatment of rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete, biceps tendon injuries, frozen shoulder and shoulder and elbow arthritis. Dr. Chamberlain earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, and his fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine.
Devyani Hunt, MD
Dr. Hunt is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and the Director of the Performing Arts Program. She specializes in the conservative management of orthopedic problems, including performing arts medicine and women’s musculoskeletal health, as well as young adult and adolescent hip disorders. Additional interests focus on spine disorders, sports injuries and general musculoskeletal problems. Listed in Best Doctors in America, Dr. Hunt earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Following a residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago-Northwestern University School of Medicine, Dr. Hunt completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine and interventional spine care at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Lynnette Khoo-Summers, PT, DPT
Lynnette is an associate professor and clinician at Washington University School of Medicine in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is co-director with Dr. Devyani Hunt for the performing arts medicine program. She received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Public Relations and Dance. She danced professionally for 2 years in Chicago before embarking on her career in physical therapy. Lynnette received her Masters of Science and Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine. Her expertise is in the prevention and rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal conditions especially injured performing artists (physical therapist for dancers, musicians, circus artists, figure skaters, gymnasts, etc) as well as performance day coverage. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) including the Performing Arts Special Interest Group (PASIG), International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA).