Laura Tosi, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bio

Biography

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

  • MD, 1977
    Harvard Medical School
  • BA, 1971
    Boston University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Laura Tosi, MD

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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." 

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Bone and Muscle Health

(2006) The Savvy Woman Patient

Does Sex Matter in Musculoskeletal Health

(2005) Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

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

(2004) Orthopaedics Today

Common Causes of Limp in Toddlers Children and Adolescents

(2000) Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine for Primary Care

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

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Christine's Story

Patient story

"A piece of advice; if your child has surgery on the dominant hand first, be sure you budget plenty of time to be their caregiver as they will need help with homework, getting dressed, and maybe even eating."

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