Medical Art Prosthetics, LLC began as a modest sole proprietorship introducing a new way to provide facial and body prosthetics in the United States. Beginning in 1985 the practice which became Medical Art Prosthetics proved to the established American medical and dental community that a new higher standard of accurate and life-like prosthetics results could be provided from the hands of clinically-trained medical artists focusing their skills in their own lone-standing private facilities.

Today the Medical Art Prosthetics team boasts a nationally prominent network dedicated to craniofacial, ocular, somatic and extremity prosthetics that restore anatomy with uncompromising life-like realism. 2 main clinics; near Dallas,Texas and in Madison, Wisconsin are unprecedented in establishing a reputation entirely on the merits of craniofacial and hand prosthetic outcomes that attract patients from throughout the world. Patients may also elect to be seen and treated in Illinois, California, New York, and Florida. Our team of anaplastologists and prosthetist provides rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being by creating user-friendly prostheses of unbelievable accuracy and faithful, patient-specific anatomical detail. We develop treatment plans to maximize each patient’s success with their prosthesis. Our nationwide network allows us to create partnerships with new Vistafix implant surgeons, and with all types of physicians, employers, payors and case managers which help us to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner.

Gregory Gion,
MMS, CCA, BOCP

Anaplastologist / Prosthetist

Allison Vest,
MS, CCA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Medical Art Prosthetics Associate James Hogue

James Hogue,
MA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Shay Kilby,
MS

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Todd Kubon,
BA, MAMS, CCA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Samantha North,
BFA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Our Practitioners

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic – Madison, Wisconsin
*BOC Accredited Facility

7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 111
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 833-7002 phone
(608) 833-7090 fax

Gregory Gion, MMS, CCA, BOCP

Anaplastologist / Prosthetist

Gregory Gion, MMS, CCA, BOCP, a Madison, Wisconsin native earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University as a Talented Student Art Scholar and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biocommunication Arts from The University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. His clinical training in facial prosthetics occurred as part of the Medical Art Prosthetics (MAP) program at UIC where he remained on staff in the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic.

While in Chicago he developed a facial prosthetics service for Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dental Center in 1981. Mr. Gion served as facial prosthetist in both clinics for 3 years and an additional year in Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio before opening a private practice office in Dallas in 1985.

Mr. Gion has presented on prosthetics topics to anaplastologists, surgeons, nurses, prosthodontists and parents of children with microtia. He is published in peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters in prosthetics and surgical texts. He has received appointments as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and volunteer clinical instructor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

In 2005 Mr. Gion opened The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic in his hometown to serve Madison and Milwaukee. He has also established a satellite anaplastology service for Chicago and a Vistafix Craniofacial Prosthetic Service for Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago. Mr. Gion holds additional certification and licensure in extremity prosthetics for advanced hand restoration options, and he currently serves as a director of WSOPP, a Wisconsin prosthetic society. Greg and his wife Terry Gion, DNP, a clinical nurse specialist at The University of Wisconsin have two children, Alexander and Anna.

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Medical Art Prosthetics practitioner Allison Vest

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic – Dallas, Texas

1508 W. Louisiana St.
McKinney, TX 75069

(214) 363-2055 phone
(214) 363-2092 fax

Allison Vest, MS, CCA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Allison Vest, MS, CCA received her Bachelor of Arts degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida in 2002. Her Master of Science degree was earned in 2004 from the Universty of Illinois at Chicago Graduate School of Biomedical Visualization. Ms. Vest is one of only two interns each year to receive the specialized facial prosthetics team oriented training as a medical artist / clinical anaplastologist in the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic at UIC Medical Center.

Her post graduate facial prosthetics training includes an internship in the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic at the University of Florida Medical Center and an externship at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales.

The original Medical Art Prosthetics practice established in Dallas in 1985 continues to serve Texas and the southern United States under the leadership and vision of owner and director Allison K. Vest, MS, CCA. With Ms. Vest the long-established practice has trained several intern anaplastologists and looks to an exciting future of advances in technology and prosthetics care.

Allison is married to Bryan Vest, a native Texan and local businessman. They have their home in Plano Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. Ms. Vest has served as secretary of the American Anaplastology Association, is credited with creating the International Anaplastology Association logo and currently serves as a director on the Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology

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Our Associates

Medical Art Prosthetics Associate James Hogue

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic – Madison, WI
*BOC Accredited Facility

7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 111
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 833-7002 phone
(608) 833-7090 fax

James Hogue, MA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

James Hogue, MA, a longtime associate of Medical Art Prosthetics has officially joined the team based in the Madison, Wisconsin facility. Jim brings years of experience in digital imaging, biomedical science, anaplastology, and prosthetics – not to mention a distinguished and valuable career in the related field of prosthetic special effects.

Jim is an enormously talented artist who is an award-winning medical illustrator and a special effects sculptor/painter with many important films to his credit. These accomplishments are evidence of perhaps the most important ingredient in the provision of truly effective and life-like facial prostheses; a high degree of visual acuity and an abundance of natural artistic talent!

Jim holds a Master of Arts degree in Biomedical Communications from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he also studied prosthetics materials. His training and experience in clinical facial anaplastology has occurred in maxillofacial prosthetics settings at the University of Minnesota, The Mayo Clinic and Aesthetic Prosthetics of California. Jim also served as consultant to a specialty silicone prosthetics firm in Sweden.

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic

(877) 242-7951 phone

Shay Kilby, MS 

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Shay Kilby, MS received her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in 2007. Her Master of Science degree was earned in 2009 from the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate School of Biomedical Visualization where she pursued a dual Masters track in Anaplastology and Medical Animation. Her research included acquisition of 3D anatomical data in clinical settings. In addition to her role as Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Fovia, Inc.

Her most recent 3D animations, which are on display at various museums around the world and created with Fovia’s software, help scientists visualize and better understand mummies and their artifacts. In animations and teaching she specializes in visually communicating complex medical processes, anatomical pathologies, and neural communication pathways.

Her current area of research in medical imaging is 3D Printing. She enjoys finding the endless connections between 3D imaging and prosthetics. She now resides in the Tampa Bay area and when she isn’t working in Medical Imaging or Anaplastology, she spends her time wandering around the nearby AT trail with her dogs, co-facilitating a Siblings of the Mentally ill group for NAMI and working in disaster recovery when she can.

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic

(877) 242-7951 phone

Todd Kubon, BA, MAMS, CCA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Todd Kubon is a Certified Clinical Anaplastologist with over 20 year’s experience in making custom facial and body prosthetics in both Canada and the U.S. He is the former President of the Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology, and Chair of the Assistive Devices Program Committee for the Ministry of Health Canada.

Todd has published and lectured internationally on facial and body prosthetics and twice has won the Judson C. Hickey Scientific Writing Competition sponsored by the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Todd was named the recipient of the 2004 Professional Community Service Award by AboutFace International for his support to people with facial differences. Todd has also won the audience choice award for best overall presentation at the International Anaplastology Association.

Todd’s research interests address psychosocial outcomes in prosthetic rehabilitation. Todd was the first Anaplastologist in his field to design and publish a clinical trial on women’s issues in health regarding outcomes with custom breast prosthetics. Todd is always seeking new opportunities to learn and is currently seeking a degree in Engineering Design Technology.

The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic

(877) 242-7951 phone

Samantha North, BFA

Medical Artist / Anaplastologist

Samantha North received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012.  She was then accepted into the Clinical Anaplastology Training Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Art as Applied to Medicine.  From an international pool of highly talented applicants only one individual is selected per year to receive this unique intensive training in Clinical Anaplastology from Johns Hopkins.

Following her academic and clinical studies Samantha moved to Belgium where she joined a team of anaplastologists practicing comprehensive anaplastology for an orthopedic company.  Over the course of four years Samantha mastered the art of creating facial prosthetics with the aid of advanced 3D technology.  She also developed her own protocol for creating hand and finger prosthetics, this becoming her focus along with ophthalmic (ocular) prostheses.

Samantha now resides in New Jersey with her two dogs, close to family.  Besides anaplastolgy, her other passion is traveling.  You can find her exploring new locations or painting in her spare time.

An important note to all referring physicians

Silicone facial prostheses are attempted by various clinicians and technicians, but truly faithful anatomical renditions – the kind that make patients happy – are only possible in the hands of practitioners with a balance of the right temperament, training and natural artistic talent. All of our masters-prepared practitioners have proven artistic skills, specialty prosthetics clinical training and a willingness to take the time both in the lab and with the patient that is necessary to deliver truly successful and aesthetic restorations. I hope you will provide us with an opportunity to demonstrate our skill and earn your confidence for patients who can benefit wherever they live.

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