Matthew Stepanovich, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

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Matthew Stepanovich, MD
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    Dr. Matthew Stepanovich is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan in the division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at Grand Valley State University, followed by medical school at Michigan State University where he earned Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Stepanovich completed his internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center, and fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Rady Children’s Hospital.

    In 2015, after the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Stepanovich returned to the Naval Medical Center and became head of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Division and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Physician Assistant Fellowship. Dr. Stepanovich joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2019, upon honorable discharge from the Navy. Clinically, he treats multiple orthopaedic conditions including spinal deformity, lower extremity disorders, hip disorders, and pediatric trauma. Dr. Stepanovich is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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    • Journal Article
      Serum Titanium Levels Remain Elevated But Urine Titanium is Undetectable in Children With Early Onset Scoliosis Undergoing Growth-Friendly Surgical Treatment: A Prospective Study.
      Shams K, Jha S, Swallow J, Caird MS, Farley FA, Stepanovich M, Li Y. J Pediatr Orthop, 2024 Jan 1; 44 (1): 37 - 42. DOI:10.1097/BPO.0000000000002565
      PMID: 37953656
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      Pediatric Foot Conditions: Clubfoot, Congenital Vertical Talus, Cavovarus Deformity, and Tarsal Coalition
      Stepanovich M, Whyte N, Owen J, Jackson M, Cidambi E. 2023 Dec 14;
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      Variations in the Management of Closed Salter-Harris II Distal Tibia Fractures.
      Swarup I, Pearce R, Sanborn R, Shore BJ, Children’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Studies (CORTICES) . J Pediatr Orthop, 2023 Oct 1; 43 (9): e742 - e746. DOI:10.1097/BPO.0000000000002488
      PMID: 37606098
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      Age and CRP Associated With Improved Tissue Pathogen Identification in Children With Blood Culture Negative Osteomyelitis: Results From the CORTICES Multicenter Database.
      Burns JD, Upasani VV, Bastrom TP, Baldwin KD, Schoenecker JG, Shore BJ, Brighton BK, Goldstein RY, Heyworth BE, Miller ML, Sanders JS, Truong WH, Childrens ORthopedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence-Based Study . J Pediatr Orthop, 2023 Sep 1; 43 (8): e603 - e607. DOI:10.1097/BPO.0000000000002448
      PMID: 37278086
    • Journal Article
      Optogenetic-induced muscle loading leads to mechanical adaptation of the Achilles tendon enthesis in mice.
      Ganji E, Lamia SN, Stepanovich M, Whyte N, Goulet RW, Abraham AC, Killian ML. Sci Adv, 2023 Jun 23; 9 (25): eadf4683 DOI:10.1126/sciadv.adf4683
      PMID: 37352350
    • Presentation
      Traumatic Pediatric Extremity Injuries: Where the Emergency/Urgency Distinction Currently Falls
      Stepanovich M. 2022 Nov;
    • Journal Article
      An Unusual Cause of Arthrogryposis: A Case Report
      Smith A, Stepanovich M, Stepanovich G. Journal of Medical Case Reports and Case Series, 3 (15): DOI:10.38207/jmcrcs/2022/decc031501107
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      Preoperative Patient Education and Smaller Prescription Quantity Reduce Opioid Use After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Results of a Prospective Study.
      Yang D, Jha S, Swallow J, Caird MS, Lopyan A, Stepanovich M, Whyte N, Li Y. J Pediatr Orthop, 2022 Sep 1; 42 (8): e868 - e873. DOI:10.1097/BPO.0000000000002215
      PMID: 35856498