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Lee S. Segal, MD  

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lee Segal is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Segal's practice focus is on pediatric orthopedic surgery. He has special interests in pediatric spinal deformities, DDH and other pediatric hip disorders and neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Dr. Segal is a fellow of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is active in providing on-going care to children in countries with limited resources such as Honduras.

Dr. Segal was honored in the Best Doctors® in America List from 2002-13. He also received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 7th Annual Humanism in Medicine Award, selected as the faculty member at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2004, and was the AOA/ASG Exchange Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association in 2006.


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Spine Medicine

UW Health Clinics

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Internship Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
Medical School Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1984

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Hip Reconstruction/Preservation
  • Limb Deformity Correction
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Ponseti Method
  • Spine Deformity Surgery
  • Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR)

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Segal's research focus is related to pediatric hip disorders such as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and musculoskeletal conditions related to myelomeningocele. He also is interested in medical student and resident education.

PubMed Articles
Shrader MW Jones J Falk MN White GR Burk DR Segal LS . Hip reconstruction is more painful than spine fusion in children with cerebral palsy. J Child Orthop. 2015 Jun;9(3):221-5
[PubMed ID: 25944242]
Segal LS Odgers R Carpentieri D Shrader MW . Back pain in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: steroids are not always the culprit. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2015 Feb 24;
[PubMed ID: 25714938]
Schwend RM Shaw BA Segal LS . Evaluation and treatment of developmental hip dysplasia in the newborn and infant. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Dec;61(6):1095-107
[PubMed ID: 25439013]
Segal LS Plantikow C Hall R Wilson K Shrader MW . Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction Surveys in Pediatric Orthopaedics. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Nov 12;
[PubMed ID: 25393574]
Ho AK Shrader MW Falk MN Segal LS . Diagnosis and initial management of musculoskeletal coccidioidomycosis in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jul-Aug;34(5):571-7
[PubMed ID: 24590334]
Segal LS Shrader MW . Missed fractures in paediatric trauma patients. Acta Orthop Belg. 2013 Dec;79(6):608-15
[PubMed ID: 24563963]
Segal LS Czoch W Hennrikus WL Wade Shrader M Kanev PM . The spectrum of musculoskeletal problems in lipomyelomeningocele. J Child Orthop. 2013 Dec;7(6):513-9
[PubMed ID: 24432115]
Wade Shrader M Nowlin M Segal LS . Independent analysis of a clinical predictive algorithm to identify methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Oct-Nov;33(7):759-62
[PubMed ID: 23872806]
Shrader MW Ho AK Notrica DM Segal LS . Pulmonary embolism following an ankle fracture in a 9-year-old boy: a case report. Acta Orthop Belg. 2012 Aug;78(4):564-7
[PubMed ID: 23019794]
Chien M Bulloch B Garcia-Filion P Youssfi M Shrader MW Segal LS . Bedside ultrasound in the diagnosis of pediatric clavicle fractures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Nov;27(11):1038-41
[PubMed ID: 22068064]
Segal LS Shrader MW . Periosteal entrapment in distal femoral physeal fractures: harbinger for premature physeal arrest ? Acta Orthop Belg. 2011 Oct;77(5):684-90
[PubMed ID: 22187848]
Shrader MW Bernat NM Segal LS . Suspected nonaccidental trauma and femoral shaft fractures in children. Orthopedics. 2011 May 18;34(5):360
[PubMed ID: 21598897]
Segal LS . Editorial: myelomeningocele. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 May;469(5):1223-4
[PubMed ID: 21246312]
Segal LS . The baby. Perm J. 2011 Winter;15(1):88
[PubMed ID: 21505635]
Zibis AH Wade Shrader M Segal LS . Case report: Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the lumbar spine in a child. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Aug;468(8):2288-94
[PubMed ID: 20300902]
Thomson JD Segal LS . Orthopedic management of spina bifida. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2010;16(1):96-103
[PubMed ID: 20419777]
Quintero AJ Segal LS King TS Black KP . The personal interview: assessing the potential for personality similarity to bias the selection of orthopaedic residents. Acad Med. 2009 Oct;84(10):1364-72
[PubMed ID: 19881423]
Vander Have KL Caird MS Gross S Farley FA Graziano GA Stauff M Segal LS . Burst fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):713-9
[PubMed ID: 20104151]
Segal LS Crandall RC . Tibia vara deformity after below knee amputation and synostosis formation in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Mar;29(2):120-3
[PubMed ID: 19352235]
Fernandez ML Segal LS . Entrapment of the flexor digitorum profundus following paediatric forearm fractures. Acta Orthop Belg. 2007 Dec;73(6):780-4
[PubMed ID: 18260494]
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