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John Thometz


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John Thometz
Clinical Specialty
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Main Campus, 8915 W. Connell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin


Dr. John G. Thometz came to the department in 1985 from a Harvard University-affiliated post-graduate fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS,) the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA,) Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society (WOS.) Currently, he is the medical director of the Pediatric Division at the Medical College of Wisconsin and chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Thometz attended Northwestern University in Chicago and Loyola University in Rome, Italy, during his undergraduate years. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern in 1978 where he later served his residency in orthopaedic surgery.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Thometz sub-specializes in spine-related pediatric orthopaedics such as scoliosis. He also has an interest in pediatric hip and foot deformities, particularly congenital clubfoot. His research publications and national presentations include articles on hip dysplasia, gait analysis, scoliosis in cerebral palsy, spinal instrumentation, talipes equinovarus, tendon transfers for the spastic hand, and hip dislocation in cerebral palsy, the cavus foot, and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Why I am teaching at MCW

The educator must stay on top of the “latest & greatest” – what’s valuable and what’s not – satisfaction of seeing the young resident become a competent orthopaedic surgeon. Teaching requires a clear, well thought out plan for a variety of orthopaedic problems