About Liz Scott, MD
I am a hip arthroscopist and sports medicine surgeon who grew up in Durham, North Carolina and South Florida with an interest in dance, martial arts, and equestrian sports.
My passion for the hip developed in medical school from my own encounter with chronic hip pain. Having had personal experience with hip arthroscopies and rehabilitation, I can understand the patient perspective in a unique way and the impact hip dysfunction can have on adolescents and young adults. From this uncomfortable chapter of my life came a desire to not only better understand the intricacies of the hip, but to help others the same way I was at an important time in my life.
During my college 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 also inspired further interest in concerns specific to the artistic 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 a sports medicine surgeon and hip arthroscopist.
Although i have hung up my dance shoes, with a B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance history my interests outside the hospital today include medieval and renaissance history and literature, as well as classical dressage. I enjoy training and riding my horse Lance and spending time exploring the outdoors. I also itrain in historical european martial arts (HEMA), and continue to teach Italian late medieval fencing and armored fighting at clinics and expositions across the world. Within this community I am known for my advocacy of safe sport practices, particularly in regards to awareness of and treatment for concussions / traumatic brain injury (TBI) which can be under-diagnosed but life threatening in combative sports.