Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Medical Director, James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis


Top Conditions

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Foot Deformities
  • Gait Disorders
  • Lower Extremity Alignment Concerns
*This is not a complete list of conditions

My Approach to Care

"I like to partner with other providers and families to help children and young adults achieve happiness, comfort, and fulfillment to the greatest extent possible given any underlying conditions."

  • Education & Training

    Medical School: University of Wisconsin

    Residency: Penn State University

    Fellowship: Newington Children's

    Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Professional Organizations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Of North America, CMLA
  • Research & Publications

    Outcomes of intervention for gait dysfunction for individuals with cerebral palsy, improvement of testing methods for gait analysis Schwartz MH, Novacheck TF, Rozumalski A.: Femoral derotational osteotomy: Surgical indications and outcomes in children with cerebral palsy. Oct 2013, Gait Posture 39(2): 778-783. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.10.016 Schwartz MH, Rozumalski A, Truong W, Novacheck TF: Predicting the outcome of intramuscular psoas lengthening in children with cerebral palsy using preoperative gait data and the random forest algorithm. Gait Posture, April 2013, 37(4):473-479. PMID: 23079586. Novacheck TF, Stout JL, Gage JR, Schwartz MH: Distal Femoral Extension Osteotomy and Patellar Tendon Advancement to Treat Persistent Crouch Gait in Cerebral Palsy. Surgical Technique J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91 (Supplement 2):271-86. Stout JL, Gage JR, Schwartz MH, Novacheck TF: Distal Femoral Extension Osteotomy and Patellar Tendon Advancement to Treat Persistent Crouch Gait in Cerebral Palsy, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90:2470-2484. Trost JP, Schwartz MH, Krach LE, Dunn MB, Novacheck TF: Comprehensive short-term outcome assessment of selective dorsal rhizotomy, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2008, 50: 765–771.

  • Interests & Activities

    Running, backpacking and tree farming.

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