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Laura Tosi, MD, Installed as 2013-14 President of Medical Society of DC

October 24, 2013

Washington, DC— Laura L. Tosi, MD, of Children’s National Health System, was installed as the 2013-2014 President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, at the Society’s October 23 annual meeting. Tosi is Director of the Bone Health Program in the Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Division and a Principal Investigator in the Center for Genetic Medicine Research of the Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National.

“I congratulate Dr. Tosi as she takes on the presidency of the Medical Society of DC, and I know the Society will benefit greatly from her insights and abilities,” said Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children’s National. “Children’s National places a high value on our role in advancing the health of the community, and leadership among the region’s medical professionals plays an essential part.”

Founded in 1817, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC) is among the state, county, and specialty medical societies that constitute the American Medical Association. MSDC has more than 2,500 physician members, primarily from the District of Columbia and surrounding counties. MSDC dedicates its efforts to the well-being of physicians in metropolitan Washington and their patients; advocates on behalf of its members; promotes high professional standards; and defends the integrity of the physician-patient relationship.

“I am honored to step into this important role and welcome the opportunity to serve the Society and its membership in the coming year,” said Dr. Tosi. “Physicians have a critical voice in shaping the health of the populations they serve and in guiding the evolution of our healthcare system for the benefit of patients and communities.”

In addition to her role with MSDC, Dr. Tosi serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative and the Society for Women's Health Research. She serves on the governance committee of the National Bone Health Alliance, the medical advisory committee of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, and on the Women's Health Issues Advisory Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedics.

Tosi’s research and advocacy efforts focus on maximizing bone health and fitness across the lifespan. She is a frequent speaker, working to increase physician awareness of bone health issues for women and children, with the goal of reducing debilitating bone injuries.

Her clinical practice focuses on the orthopaedic management of children with physical disabilities and birth defects, as well as children and adults with spina bifida and other congenital orthopaedic problems. As Director of the Bone Health Program at Children’s National, she oversees its translational research program and protocol-based patient care for children with or at risk for low bone mass.

Contact: Emily Hartman or Caitlyn Camacho, 202-476-4500.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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