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The Children's Research Institute

Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital Spine Deformities
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Education & Training

    • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto (1984)
    • Residency Program, Orthopaedics, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center (1983)
    • Residency Program, General Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center (1980)
    • Residency Program, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center (1979)
    • Internship Program, Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center (1978)
    • M.D., Harvard Medical School (1977)
    • B.A., Boston University (1971)

    Academic Appointments

    • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Biography

    Laura L. Tosi, M.D., is the director of the Bone Health Program at Children’s National Hospital. 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.

    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  


    Research & Publications