Tom Novacheck, M.D., Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
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Tom Novacheck, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating cerebral palsy, scoliosis or other complex orthopedic conditions in children and adolescents. He is also director of the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
Novacheck's research has focused primarily on outcomes studies of management of gait disorders in individuals with cerebral palsy, development of motion analysis testing methods, and the biomechanics of running. Educational activities for residents, fellows, and health care professionals are focused primarily on normal walking and running gait, as well as pathological gait, particularly cerebral palsy. He has been a member of the teaching faculty of the annual gait interpretation course for the past 19 years.
Before coming to Gillette in 1991, Novacheck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. He completed his orthopedic residency at Pennsylvania State University and his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Newington Children’s Hospital in Newington, Connecticut.
Novacheck’s professional associations include the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association.
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