Xue-Cheng Liu, PhD, MD

  • Investigator, Children's Research Institute; professor, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Director, Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment Center, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Wisconsin
  • Co-director of the Center for Motion Analysis, Orthopedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin




Research interests

  • Bone and joint diseases
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Study interest

  • Human movement science (kinematics and kinetics)
  • Orthotics
  • Bone growth modulation
  • Spine
  • Pediatric sports medicine


  • Medical degree, pediatric orthopedic surgery, University Pellenberg Hospital, Belgium, 1997
  • Doctorate, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 1994
  • Research fellowship, pediatric orthopedics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1999

Areas of Interest

  • Orthopedics
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Research and publications


  • Clinical Reliability and Validity of a Foot Model: Assessing Efficacy and Functional Outcome with Orthotic Intervention in Children with Cerebral Palsy, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), principal investigator
  • 3D Fluoroscopy and Pressure Validated Orthotics in the Application of Pediatric Flatfoot, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), co-investigator