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Lauren Elson, MD

Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Where I Provide Care

Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley

65 Walnut Street, Suite 250, Wellesley MA 02481
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Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge

1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Wellesley

65 Walnut St, Wellesley MA 02481
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Lauren Elson, MD is board certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.  She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and did her residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia/Cornell.  She then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Stanford University.

Besides her experience with Division I athletes, she has covered multiple endurance races and marathons, including the Racing the Planet series in Chile and Egypt, the World’s Strongest Man Competition, and United Football League Games.  

As a former professional dancer, she has a passion for taking care of dancers and performing artists.  She is the chair of the Freelance Dancer Committee on the Dance USA Taskforce on Dance Health and is a member of Performing Arts Medical Association.  She has spoken at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science meetings and gives lectures on dance health and injury prevention to dancers and professional organizations.  She has served as a volunteer physician at dance medicine clinics and organizes injury prevention screening exams.  

With more than 25 years of experience as a dancer including training in ballet, jazz, tap , hip-hop, African dance, modern, pilates and yoga, Dr. Elson understands the goals and challenges of the physically active population.

Dr. Elson is interested in developing dance health and education programs in the Boston area as well uniting the dance medicine community to provide dancers better access to specialized care.
Certified Specialities
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Clinical & Research Interests
Sports and musculoskeletal medicine, dance and performing arts medicine, cancer rehabilitation, non-surgical spine care, medical acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma injections for musculoskeletal injury and pain, musculoskeletal ultrasound-guided injections.
English  Spanish 
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Education & Training

Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
New York Presbyterian Hospital


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