Dr. Novacheck is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating cerebral palsy and other complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions. He has been at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN, USA since 1991 after completing his pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut. At Gillette Children’s, he is Medical Director of Integrated Care Services and past Chief of Staff. He is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of MN.
Dr. Novacheck’s research has focused primarily on outcomes studies of management of gait disorders in individuals with cerebral palsy and the improvement and development of motion analysis testing methods. 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 international gait interpretation course since 1991.
He is currently serving as the President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.