About Liz Scott, MD
I grew up in Durham, North Carolina and Boca Raton, Florida with an interest in dance, martial arts, and equestrian sports. During my university and medical training in North Carolina and Iowa I enjoyed serving as an assistant teacher at two competitive Irish dance schools. The frequent hip, knee and ankle issues I observed in this year-around sport inspired further interest in sports medicine and concerns specific to the pediatric / adolescent athlete. My Sports Medicine fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital working with the Boston Ballet and other artistic athletes through their dance medicine program was a particularly meaningful part of training as an Orthopedic Sports Medicine surgeon.
Although I no longer dance competitively, with a B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance studies from Duke University my interests outside the hospital today include medieval and renaissance history and literature, as well as classical dressage. I enjoy training and riding my Iberian horse Lanceiro and spending time exploring the outdoors. I also intermittently teach at a historical european martial arts (HEMA) club, Boston Armizare, dedicated to the study of Italian late medieval fencing and armored combat.