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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.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (1996-1997), Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Residency - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1992-1996), Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internship - University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (1991-1992), General Surgery
  • Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine (1987-1991)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgerons of North American
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • Commander in Chief’s Special Recognition for Installation Excellence 2000
  • ARCENT Kuwait Command Surgeon’s Recognition Award 2000
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2001, Surgical Operations Squadron Medical Group Eglin AFB Florida
  • Fellow of American Acadeny of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2001
  • 96 Air Base Wing Commander’s Recognition Award 2001
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