- Cerebral Palsy
- Hip Dysplasia
- Foot Deformities
- Gait Disorders
- Lower Extremity Alignment Concerns
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 OrganizationsAmerican 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 & ActivitiesRunning, backpacking and tree farming.