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Patients at Children’s Minnesota have access to some of the best pediatric orthopedic specialists with 24/7 orthopedic coverage in our emergency/trauma departments. Starting in 2022, this orthopedic coverage expanded so that patients up to age 18 can receive this type of care. We also have dedicated pediatric orthopedic physicians on campus weekdays for inpatient consultations as well as outpatient follow-up care for general orthopedic concerns. The orthopedics team includes:

  • Orthopedic physicians who focus on the musculoskeletal system—including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. They can diagnose injuries and disorders; provide treatment through surgery, exercise, medication, etc.; and come up with a plan for rehabilitation.
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners, medical professionals who conduct exams, order and interpret tests, and assist in surgery, among many other duties. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners work under the direction of the physicians to provide care.

The orthopedics program is led by:

Benjamin Novak, MD
Orthopedic medical director – pediatrics

Peter Cole, MD
Orthopedic medical director – adolescents

Meet the orthopedic specialists on our team:

Meet the adolescent orthopedic specialists on our team:

See profiles for all the all-star orthopedics doctors and advanced practice providers on our professional staff.