Laura Tosi, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Awards and Recognition:


  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

National Provider ID: 1801986278

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Medical Society of DC 
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals  



Laura L. Tosi, MD, is the director of the Bone Health Program at Children’s National Health System. 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.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Orthopaedics, 1984
    Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto
  • Residency Program, Orthopaedics, 1983
    NY Presbyterian-Columbia University Med. Ctr.
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1980
    NY Presbyterian-Columbia University Med. Ctr.
  • Residency Program, Internal Medicine, 1979
    NY Presbyterian-Columbia University Med. Ctr.
  • Internship Program, Internal Medicine, 1978
    NY Presbyterian-Columbia University Med. Ctr.
  • MD, 1977
    Harvard Medical School
  • BA, 1971
    Boston University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Laura Tosi

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Mark's Story

"Life with Mark has been a journey of faith. Not only has he enriched our lives, but he has brought into our lives wonderful people who have helped us on our journey. And we also are enriched as we are able to help others."

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Hanan's Story

"All in all, Hanan has been a joy and I think coping with challenges may make her even stronger. I know I am wiser, having met extraordinary people on this journey. I think you will too."

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Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

An AOA critical issue: The future of the orthopaedic surgeon, proceduralist, or keeper of the musculoskeletal system

(2005) Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Bone and Muscle Health

(2006) The Savvy Woman Patient

Common Causes of Limp in Toddlers Children and Adolescents

(2000) Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Primary Care

Does Sex Matter in Musculoskeletal Health

(2005) Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Fragility Fractures and Pay for Performance Where the Private Good and the Public Good Divide

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Ligamentious Instability of the Knee in Children Sustaining Fractures of the Femur A Prospective Study with Knee Examination under Anesthesia

(1996) Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics

Muscles Nerves and Bone the Bodys Framework

(2002) Children with Disability

Pediatric Orthopaedic Infections

(2002) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update - Pediatrics

Round Table Part II Evaluating Patients with Fragility Fractures Preventing Refractures the Role of Vitamin D Calcium Other Agents

(2004) Orthopaedics Today

Vertebral Compression in the Child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

(1994) Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

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