J Channing Tassone, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Children’s Wisconsin since 2002
  • Clinical vice president of Surgical Services and Anesthesia, Children's Wisconsin
  • Medical director of Pediatric Orthopedics, Children's Wisconsin
  • Co-Medical director of the AIM Spine Center, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. J. Channing Tassone joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2002 here at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He obtained his bachelor degree in Religion/Ethics from Duke University and then continued on to the University of Washington, School of Medicine where he obtained his doctor of medicine degree and graduated with honors.  He completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Wisconsin Madison and then went on to do a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

His clinical interests span the breadth of pediatric orthopaedic problems, and he has a particular interest in scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, pediatric spine trauma and cerebral palsy.  His research on scoliosis, developmental dislocation of the hip and the athrogrypotic clubfoot have been presented at national meetings.

Dr. Tassone is active in numerous professional organizations such as Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society (WOS). 


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Interest

  • Orthopedics
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Scoliosis
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Education and Awards


  • 1996, University of Washington School of Medicine, MD


  • 2001, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health - Orthopedic Surgery


  • 2002, Texas Scottish Rite Hosp for Children - Ped Ortho Surg


  • Best Doctors in America
  • Recognized during the annual Health Care Heroes Awards, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee in 2010
  • Listed in Milwaukee Magazine’s top doctors guide as well as M Magazine Top Doctors

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