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The Utah Clubfoot Clinic is a joint venture between Shriners Hospitals for Children and The University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics. The clinic brings together the state's leading specialists in clubfoot corrections and related procedures. Our physicians have each been trained specifically in the Ponseti Method, and two of our doctors trained personally with Dr. Ignacio Ponseti. They are all Board Certified Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons in the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics.

Theresa A. Hennessey, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Theresa A. Hennessey, MD is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Salt Lake City. She is also a clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.

Dr. Hennessey received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She did her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City and Shriners Hospitals for Children—Salt Lake City.

Dr. Hennessey specializes in clubfoot, hip dysplasia, pediatric fractures, limb deformities, and other foot deformities. Dr. Hennessey is passionate about international medicine and has been involved in such work in Nicaragua, Haiti, and Ecuador.

Credentials

  • Medical Degree, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Case Western Reserve University
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Primary Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children—Salt Lake City
  • University of Utah Assistant Professor (Clinical)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Marcella R. Woiczik, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Marcella R. Woiczik, MD is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shriners Hospital for Children—Salt Lake City. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.

Dr. Woiczik received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and her Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Primary Childrens' Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Dr. Woiczik specializes in hip conditions, including dysplasia, SCFE and Perthes disease, as well as hip preservation techniques. She provides pediatric fracture care, and also focuses her practice on patients with neuromuscular disorders, foot and limb deformities (i.e. clubfoot, leg length discrepancy, genu varum and valgum).

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Woiczik participates in pediatric orthopaedic outreach through an annual medical mission to underserved regions in Central America. She is an active member of POSNA and AAOS. She serves on the University of Utah School of Medicine Admissions committee.

Credentials

  • Medical Degree, Medical College of Ohio
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, at Primary Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • University of Utah Orthopaedics—Assistant Professor (Clinical)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Stephanie M. Holmes, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Stephanie Holmes, Assistant Professor (clinical), is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Primary Children's Medical Center. She completed her medical education at John Hopkins University School of Medicine and her residency at Yale University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship at the University of Utah in Pediatric Orthopaedics.

Dr. Holmes currently practices through the University of Utah at Primary Children's Medical Center (both at the main campus and the Riverton campus). Dr. Holmes also consults through the State of Utah for Children's Special Healthcare Needs outreach clinics serving rural areas (Provo and Salt Lake areas). Her main academic interests are pediatric disorders of the hip and pediatric orthopaedic trauma.

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