Kenneth Noonan

Matthew A. Halanski, MD

Associate Professor
1685 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-6208


  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1996
  • Medical Doctorate
    Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI, 2001
  • Residency
    • Wayne State University School, Detroit, MI, 2001-2003
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2003-2006
  • Fellowship
    Starship Children's Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006-2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2010

Clinical Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional Activities

  • Member of POSNA research committee

Research Interests

Clinical and Basic Science Research
  • Bone Growth and the Physis
  • Blood loss and pain control in scoliosis surgery
  • Clubfoot reoccurrences
Educational Research
  • Development, implementation, and testing of The Electronic Pediatric Orthopaedic
  • Teaching System (TEPOTS)
  • Fracture model for casting instruction
Innovation and Technology Research
  • Alternative Imaging in Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Improving the safety of devices

Active Research Grants

Institution of the Pediatric Electronic teaching program (TEPOTS) using tablet technology

Funding Source: OMeGA
This grant is to be used to implement an electronic multi-media program developed specifically to aid graduate medical trainees learn Pediatric Orthopedic surgery easier and more efficiently.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Database: a Multicenter Multidisciplinary Assessment

Funding Source: Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The goal of this project is to develop an electronic multicenter, multidisciplinary database containing both patient response questionnaires and medical professional clinical data. This database will allow participating clinicians to compare the effectiveness of clinical interventions in SMA in three important clinical domains: respiratory care, nutrition, and spine management.

Elucidating the Mechanism of Growth Acceleration Following Periosteal Transection: Utilization of a Novel Bio-Delivery System to Manipulate Physeal Growth

Funding Source: Hartwell Foundation
The proposed research for this project will determine the mechanical and biologic contributions that the periosteum has on growth regulation and develop a novel treatment strategy to predictably accelerate the growth of a limb with minimal morbidity. If successful this may revolutionize the treatment limb disorders in children’s orthopaedics and may find applications in other growth related pediatric orthopaedic conditions such as hip dysplasia and spinal deformities.

Is Ossification Necessary to Transfer a Tendon to Bone? Implications in Anterior Tibialis Transfers in Clubfeet (PI: Abrams)

Funding Source: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
The goal of this project will be to lay the foundation for evidence based care of patients with residual clubfoot deformity needing surgical treatment.
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