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Laura L. Tosi, MD

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The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Director, Bone Health Program
Fetal and Transitional Medicine

Neurofibromatosis Institute
Spina Bifida Program

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Genetic Medicine Research
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Specialties: Spina Bifida, Spine Tumors, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Congenital Spine Deformities, Cerebral Palsy

Board CertificationsAmerican Bd of Orthopaedic Sur
National Provider Identifier1801986278

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000
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Laura L. Tosi, MD, is the director of the Bone Health Program at Children’s National Medical Center. Her practice focuses on orthopaedic management of children with physical disabilities and birth defects. Dr. Tosi also works to increase physician awareness of bone health issues for women and children, with the goal of reducing debilitating bone injury as the population ages.

Dr. Tosi also treats children and adults with spina bifida and other congenital orthopaedic problems.

Dr. Tosi has lectured extensively on women’s bone health, particularly osteoporosis prevention, to women’s organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Tosi is a member of the Committee on Women’s Health Issues for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Academic Orthopaedic Society.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Boston University Boston, MABachelor of Arts 1971
Medical School Harvard Medical School Boston, MADoctor of Medicine 1972 -1977
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Basic Science ResearchChildren's National Medical CenterResearch Day2006
Diversity AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2005
Presidential Special Merit Award Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society2000
Outreach AwardNational Osteoporosis FoundationAmerica Races for Strong Women1999

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Alternate DelegateAmerican Medical AssociationDC Medical Society2004 - 2009
TreasurerWashington Bone Club2005 - 2009
PresidentWashington Orthpaedic Society2001 - 2002
MemberNorthern Virginia Pediatric
MemberMontgomery/Prince George's County Pediatric Societ
President-Elect Medical Society of DC2012
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorGenome-wide search for determinants of bone volume: a critical determinant of bone quality and disability preventionNational Institutes of Health/Nationcal Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research2006
Read more about the research interests of Laura L. Tosi
Book Chapter, Tosi, L.L. (2006), Bone and Muscle Health, In Tosi, L.L., The Savvy Woman Patient, Brooks Publisher.

Journal Article, Tosi, L.L., Boyan, B.D., Boskey, A.L. (2005), Does Sex Matter in Musculoskeletal Health?, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 87, 7, 1631-1647.

Journal Article, Boden, S.D., Einhorn, T.A., Morgan, T.S., Tosi, L.L., Weinstein, J.N. (2005), An AOA critical issue. The future of the orthopaedic surgeon-proceduralist or keeper of the musculoskeletal system?, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 87, 12, 2812.

Journal Article, Tosi, L., Johnell, O., Lane, J., Babitt, A., Bouxsein, M. (2004), Round Table Part II: Evaluating Patients with Fragility Fractures: Preventing Refractures: the Role of Vitamin D, Calcium, Other Agents, Orthopaedics Today.

Book Chapter, Dormans, J.P., Leet, A.L., Tosi, L.L., Batshaw, M. (2002), Muscles, Nerves and Bone, the Body's Framework, In Dormans, J.P., Leet, A.L., Tosi, L.L., Batshaw, M., Children with Disability, Brooks.

Book Chapter, Tosi, L.L. (2002), Pediatric Orthopeadic Infections, In Tosi, L.L., Orthopaedic Knowledge Update - Pediatrics, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Journal Article, White, P.H., Tosi, L.L. (2000), Common Causes of Limp in Toddlers, Children and Adolescents, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Primary Care, 2, 2, 6-15.

Journal Article, Buckley, S., Sturm, O., Tosi, L., Thomas, M., Robertson, W. (1996), Ligamentious Instability of the Knee in Children Sustaining Fractures of the Femur. A Prospective Study with Knee Examination under Anesthesia, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 16, 206-209.

Journal Article, Tosi, L., Gerber, L., Lee, Y., Marini, J. (1994), Vertebral Compression in the Child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 36, 9.

Journal Article, Tosi, L.L., Fragility Fractures and Pay for Performance: Where the Private Good and the Public Good Divide, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 0.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Laura Tosi, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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