DepartmentsChildren's CenterPediatric and Adolescent MedicineOrthopedic SurgerySpecialty GroupsPediatric Orthopedic SurgeryLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Appointments 507-405-2631 Request an appointment online Video Player Dialog Box Close Video Hello. I'm Annalise Noelle Larsen. I'm a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. I treat primarily children's bone and joint and spine problems. My clinical interests are scoliosis and conditions of the spine in children. Show transcript Watch my video Get to know me and my work at Mayo Clinic Open Video Modal Visit Dr. Larson's Medical Innovation page Biographical summaryA. Noelle Larson, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who helps children with spinal conditions such as scoliosis. She and her team use innovative techniques such as low-dose imaging and intraoperative computer-guided navigation to provide better options for pediatric patients. Dr. Larson is a leading expert who is renowned for using new approaches to scoliosis surgery that preserve spinal motion and growth. She has led several research studies evaluating vertebral body tethering and posterior dynamic distraction. Under these protocols, she performed the first surgeries in the United States for three non-fusion scoliosis devices under FDA protocols. She is also leading efforts to develop tools to help families understand the risks and benefits of new surgical techniques, so they can make informed decisions when deciding which approach is best for their child. In a further commitment to research and evidence-based medicine, Dr. Larson serves as Research Council Chair for the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and sits on the POSNA/Scoliosis Research Society Pediatric Device Task Force. She also holds leadership positions in the Pediatric Spine Study Group and Harms Study Group. She has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles and is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Larson serves as Division Chair for Community Orthopedics. Conditions treatedClubfootGrowth plate fractureHip dysplasiaScoliosis Procedures performedMehta castPediatric cervical spine surgeryScoliosis surgerySpinal fusionVertebral body tethering InterestsScoliosisPediatric hip deformity and hip dysplasiaPediatric foot deformityMehta casting for scoliosisNeuromuscular diseaseGrowth plate injuriesHip dysplasiaPatient safety/comparative effectiveness researchDecision analysis modeling/clinical outcomes/clinical trials Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2010Fellow - Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and ScoliosisTexas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children2009ResidentOrthopedic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine2009Resident - Orthopedic Surgery Residency ProgramMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science2004MDUniversity of Washington School of Medicine1999BS - PhysicsStanford UniversityShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2013Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryAwards and honors2023Dr. Morris-Duhaime Quebec Scoliosis Society2023Prix Jean-DansereauQuebec Scoliosis Society20232023 Top Doctor in MinnesotaMinnesota Monthly Magazine2023Paper POSNA2022Moe Award for Best Basic Science Poster57th Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society20222022 National Health Information Gold Award - What You Need To Know About Scoliosis (MC2462-12)National Health Information Awards, Health Information Resource Center (HIRC)20222022 National Health Information Bronze Award - Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT): Surgery to Treat Scoliosis (MC2462-09)National Health Information Awards, Health Information Resource Center (HIRC)20222022 Top Doctor in Minnesota Minnesota Monthly Magazine2021Morris Duhaime Award in Orthopaedic Engineering Quebec Scoliosis Society20202020 National Health Information Bronze Award - Spinal Fusion Surgery for Neuromuscular ScoliosisNational Health Information Awards, Health Information Resource Center (HIRC)20202020 POSNA Best Clinical Award Paper: Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Implant Density in AIS: Results of the Minimize Implants Maximize Outcomes StudyPediatric Orthopedic Society of North America2019Hibbs Award Basic Research Nominee, "Are Serum Ion Levels Elevated in Pediatric Patients with Spinal Implants vs. Controls?"Scoliosis Research Society2019Hibbs Award Clinical Research Nominee, "Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Implant Density in AIS: Results of the Minimize Implants Maximize Outcomes Study"Scoliosis Research Society2019Best Trauma Paper, "Does time to treatment of pediatric femoral shaft fractures impact clinical outcomes?" Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2019OREF Award Paper, "Is the axial spinal cord classification predictive of intraoperative neurologic alert for pediatric scoliosis patients? A validation study."Minnesota Orthopaedic Society20192019 National Health Information Award -- My Scoliosis Story (MC2462-07, Mayo patient education)Mayo Clinic2019Award for project: "Pediatric Vertebral Body Anterior Tethering System"Ventures Innovation Program2017Hibbs Award Basic Research Nominee, "Molecular Characterization of Intervertebral Disc Tissue by Next Generation RNA Sequencing"Scoliosis Research Society20172017 Top Doctor in Minnesota Minnesota Monthly Magazine20162016 National Health Information Award: Merit Award Winner -- Leg Length Discrepancy and Angular Deformity (MC7630, patient education)Mayo Clinic2015Hibbs Award Clinical Research Nominee, "Cervical Spine Disease Common after Pediatric Treatment of AIS at Mean 30-Year Follow-Up" Scoliosis Research Society20152015 POSNA Traveling Fellow to the Pan PacificPediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2014Hibbs Award Clinical Research Nominee, "Minimum 20-Year Radiographic Outcomes for Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Preliminary Results from a Novel Cohort of US Patients"Scoliosis Research Society2013Top Manuscript ReviewerClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research2011Award poster, "Management of the Pulseless Supracondular Humerus Fracture: Is Vascular Exploration Necessary?" Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2010T. Boone Pickens Award for Excellence in Spine ResearchTexas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children2009Joseph M. Janes Award for Compassion, Competence, and Devotion to the SpecialtyDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery2009OREF Award presentation, "Ischial Spine Projection Reveals a High Rate of Acetabular Retroversion in Perthes Disease"Minnesota Orthopaedic Society2004Honors in Medicine, M.D.University of Washington School of Medicine2004Alpha Omega Alpha Honor SocietyUniversity of Washington School of Medicine1999Honors in Physics, B.S.Stanford University1999Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, awarded to top physics honor thesisStanford UniversityShow more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2021 - 2022Principal Researcher MemberPediatric Spine Study Group2020 - presentNominating CommitteePediatric Orthopedic Society of North America2020 - presentResearch CouncilPediatric Spine Study Group2020 - presentNominating CommitteeScoliosis Research Society2019 - 2021LeaderPediatric Spine Study Group2019 - presentMemberMayo Clinic Orthopedic Research Executive Committee (OREC)2019 - presentFellowAmerican Orthopedic Association2019 - presentDirector of Grand RoundsDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery2019 - presentEducation CommitteePediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2019 - presentResearch ChairPediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2018 - presentMemberHarms Study Group2018 - presentResearch CommitteePediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2017 - presentMemberFinance Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2016 - 2018Board MemberPediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2016 - presentFellowScoliosis Research Society2015 - presentMemberStaff Recruitment Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2015 - presentLeadKnowledge Content Board - Orthopedics, AskMayoExpert2015 - presentActive MemberMid-America Orthopaedic Association2014 - 2016Board MemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society (MOS)2014 - presentFellowAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2013 - presentMemberSelection Committee, Research Fellows Award Program, Orthopedic Research Committee2013 - presentMemberKelly Research Award Selection Committee, Orthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2013 - presentMeeting DirectorPerry Initiative, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society2013 - 2015MemberOrthopedic Content Reviewer, Ask Mayo Expert; Orthopedic Content Reviewer2013 - 2015MemberEvidence-Based Medicine Spondylolisthesis Task Force, Scoliosis Research Society2013 - 2014MemberProgram Committee, Scoliosis Research Society2013 - presentMemberDatabase Task Force, Orthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2013 - presentMeeting Chair2014 Annual Meeting Cha, Minnesota Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN2013 - presentPrincipal InvestigatorMayo Site Principal Investigator, Children's Spine Study Group2012 - presentMemberKelly Research Award Selection Committee, Orthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012 - 2018MemberInternational Perthes Study Group2012 - 2016Candidate MemberScoliosis Research Society2012 - 2014MemberM&M Committee, Scoliosis Research Society2012 - 2014MemberResearch Committee, Scoliosis Research Society2012 - presentMemberOrthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012 - presentMemberMayo Orthopedic Department Internet Task Force, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012 - presentMemberChildren's Spine Study Group2012 - presentMemberQuality, Safety Value Committee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America2011 - presentMemberOrthopedic Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2011 - presentMemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society2011 - presentMemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association2011 - presentCo-Principal InvestigatorMinimize Implants Maximize Outcomes Study Group2010 - 2015MemberYoung Surgeon's Study Group2008 - presentMemberEmerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Association2007 - presentResident MemberMayo Clinic International Health Program2006 - 2009Resident MemberOrthopedic Research Review Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2006 - 2009Resident MemberOrthopedic Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2004 - presentMemberMinnesota Medical Association2003 - presentMemberRuth Jackson Orthopaedic SocietyShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publicationsResearch activitiesSee a description of research activities. 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