Blaise Nemeth, MD, MS
Kenneth Noonan, MD
Non-operative Pediatric Fellowship
Welcome to the University of the Wisconsin Fellowship in Non-operative Pediatric Orthopedics. Thank you for taking the time to seek out our program and learn more about the unique opportunities that may await you should you choose to pursue your future training with us.
Our fellowship was started as way of meeting the clinical need in pediatric orthopedics at our institution. The evolution into the first formal fellowship in non-operative pediatric orthopedics arose as colleagues sought adoption of our model for their groups. Despite being a new area of practice, our graduates have continued to acquire desirable positions within academic pediatric orthopedic groups across the country. We are fully committed to our mission of training physicians in pediatric orthopedics for placement in positions at institutions in need.
As a newly developing specialty, there is no "standard" of practice or board certification. This gives our graduates the opportunity to develop individual areas of practice, meeting the needs of their institutions, and based on their own clinical, research and educational interests. As such, training is provided not only in pediatric orthopedics, but also sports medicine, rehabilitation, rheumatology and pediatric obesity. Opportunities also exist to develop skills in teaching, publication and practice management. Non-operative pediatric orthopedists have been increasingly recognized as playing an important role in educating primary care physicians in musculoskeletal medicine. As a graduate of our program, you would have the opportunity to be a leader in clinical care, education and program development.
Please take time exploring our website to learn more about our fellowship, our prior graduates and the exciting practice of non-operative pediatric orthopedics. We are happy to answer any questions that may arise, and we invite you to visit us in Madison to experience our fellowship first-hand.
Blaise A. Nemeth, MD, MS and Kenneth J. Noonan, MD
Co-Directors, Fellowship in Non-operative Pediatric Orthopedics