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Lawson Copley, M.D.
Lawson Copley, M.D.

Lawson Copley, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedics


Dr. Lawson Copley provides orthopaedic trauma and clinical coverage at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, along with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children orthopaedic medical staff.

Dr. Copley graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and received his medical degree from Kansas University Medical Center. He completed both his internship in general surgery and his residence in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Copley also completed the Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Copley served in the United States Air Force as chief of surgical services, 96th Medical Group.

In 2018, he was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list and was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine (1987-1991)
  • Internship - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1991-1992), General Surgery
  • Residency - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1992-1996), Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (1996-1997), Pediatric Orthopaedics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgerons of North American
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
Honors & Awards
  • 96 Air Base Wing Commander’s Recognition Award 2001
  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2001, Surgical Operations Squadron Medical Group Eglin AFB Florida
  • ARCENT Kuwait Command Surgeon’s Recognition Award 2000
  • Commander in Chief’s Special Recognition for Installation Excellence 2000
Books & Publications
  • Genetic virulence factors of Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
  • Epidemiology of Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Musculoskeletal Infections in Pediatric Patients.
  • Clinical outcomes of the surgical treatment of osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and pyomyositis in children