Lauren Elson

Dr. Lauren Elson is board-certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, and works at the Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network in Boston. 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, Dr. Elson 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.

With more than 25 years of experience as a dancer with 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. She's interested in developing dance health and education programs in the Boston area as well as uniting the dance medicine community to provide dancers better access to specialized care.

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