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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Halanski earned his medical degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., in 2001. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed his pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Starship Children's Health in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Halanski's interests include clinical medicine and orthopedic research. He enjoys treating all areas of pediatric orthopedics, with special interests including spinal and lower-extremity deformities. His recent research interests have focused on limiting patient morbidity by studying alternatives to invasive procedures, minimizing operative time and blood loss in spinal deformity surgery and limiting radiation exposure in children with hip dysplasia. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS).


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Spine Medicine


American Family Children's Hospital
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American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic and Spinal Deformity, Starship Children's Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006-2007

Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Steiner SRH Gendi K Halanski MA Noonan KJ Efficiency and Safety: The Best Time to Valve a Plaster Cast. J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2018 Apr 18;100(8):e49
[PubMed ID: 29664854]
Halanski MA Hildahl B Amundson LA Leiferman E Gendron-Fitzpatrick A Chaudhary R Hartwig-Stokes HM McCabe R Lenhart R Chin M Birstler J Crenshaw TD Maternal Diets Deficient in Vitamin D Increase the Risk of Kyphosis in Offspring: A Novel Kyphotic Porcine Model. J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2018 Mar 7;100(5):406-415
[PubMed ID: 29509618]
Wessell NM Martus JE Halanski MA Snyder B Truong W What's New in Pediatric Spine Growth Modulation and Implant Technology for Early-Onset Scoliosis? J Pediatr Orthop . 2018 Jan;38(1):e3-e13
[PubMed ID: 27403917]
Lenhart RL Youlo S Schroth MK Noonan KJ McCarthy J Mann D Hetzel S Sund SA Halanski MA Radiographic and Respiratory Effects of Growing Rods in Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy. J Pediatr Orthop . 2017 Dec;37(8):e500-e504
[PubMed ID: 27636914]
Clement AE Vanderby R Jr Halanski MA Noonan KJ Guided Growth Implant Failure is a Result of Cyclic Fatigue: Explant Analysis With Scanning Electron Microscopy. J Pediatr Orthop . 2017 Jan;37(1):e37-e42
[PubMed ID: 26523701]
Halanski MA Abrams S Lenhart R Leiferman E Kaiser T Pierce E Franklin RR Opel D Noonan KJ Crenshaw TD Tendon transfer to unossified bone in a porcine model: potential implications for early tibialis anterior tendon transfers in children with clubfeet. J Child Orthop . 2016 Dec;10(6):705-714
[PubMed ID: 27900541]
Chaudhary R Lee MS Mubyana K Duenwald-Kuehl S Johnson L Kaiser J Vanderby R Jr Eliceiri KW Corr DT Chin MS Li WJ Campagnola PJ Halanski MA Advanced quantitative imaging and biomechanical analyses of periosteal fibers in accelerated bone growth. Bone . 2016 Nov;92:201-213
[PubMed ID: 27612440]
Stork NC Lenhart RL Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA To Cast, to Saw, and Not to Injure: Can Safety Strips Decrease Cast Saw Injuries? Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2016 Jul;474(7):1543-52
[PubMed ID: 26847455]
Noonan KJ Halanski MA Leiferman E Wilsman N Growth Retardation (Hemiepiphyseal Stapling) and Growth Acceleration (Periosteal Resection) as a Method to Improve Guided Growth in a Lamb Model. J Pediatr Orthop . 2016 Jun;36(4):362-9
[PubMed ID: 27159337]
Halanski MA How to Avoid Cast Saw Complications. J Pediatr Orthop . 2016 Jun;36 Suppl 1:S1-5
[PubMed ID: 27152901]
Halanski MA Yildirim T Chaudhary R Chin MS Leiferman E Periosteal Fiber Transection During Periosteal Procedures Is Crucial to Accelerate Growth in the Rabbit Model. Clin Orthop Relat Res . 2016 Apr;474(4):1028-37
[PubMed ID: 26671040]
O'Halloran CP Halanski MA Nemeth BA Zimmermann CC Noonan KJ Can Radiographs Predict Outcome in Patients With Idiopathic Clubfeet Treated With the Ponseti Method? J Pediatr Orthop . 2015 Oct-Nov;35(7):734-8
[PubMed ID: 25393569]
Nemeth BA Montero RJ Halanski MA Noonan KJ Epidural Baclofen for the Management of Postoperative Pain in Children With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop . 2015 Sep;35(6):571-5
[PubMed ID: 26251959]
Zimmerman CC Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Vanderbilt TP Winston MJ O'Halloran CP Sund SA Hetzel SJ Halanski MA Reliability of radiographic measures in infants with clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method. J Child Orthop . 2015 Apr;9(2):99-104
[PubMed ID: 25777178]
Handorf AM Zhou Y Halanski MA Li WJ Tissue stiffness dictates development, homeostasis, and disease progression. Organogenesis . 2015;11(1):1-15
[PubMed ID: 25915734]
Morris MR Harper BL Hetzel S Shaheen M Davis A Nemeth B Halanski MA The effect of focused instruction on orthopaedic surgery residents' ability to objectively measure intracompartmental pressures in a compartment syndrome model. J Bone Joint Surg Am . 2014 Oct 1;96(19):e171
[PubMed ID: 25274799]
Halanski MA Cassidy JA Hetzel S Reischmann D Hassan N The Efficacy of Amicar Versus Tranexamic Acid in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Pilot Study. Spine Deform . 2014 May;2(3):191-197
[PubMed ID: 27927417]
Luo J Halanski MA Noonan KJ The Métaizeau technique for pediatric radial neck fracture with elbow dislocation: intraoperative pitfalls and associated forearm compartment syndrome. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) . 2014 Mar;43(3):137-40
[PubMed ID: 24660180]
Monroe KC Sund SA Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA Cast-saw injuries: assessing blade-to-skin contact during cast removal. Does experience or education matter? Phys Sportsmed . 2014 Feb;42(1):36-44
[PubMed ID: 24565820]
Maag AL Laufer S Kwan C Cohen ER Lenhart RL Stork NC Halanski MA Pugh CM Sensor-based assessment of cast placement and removal. Stud Health Technol Inform . 2014;196:259-61
[PubMed ID: 24732518]