Director of Children’s Orthopaedics Center Sports Concussion Program
Medical Director of Children’s Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Program
Fellowship Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Tracy Zaslow, MD, is the director of the Sports Concussion Program and medical director of of the Sports Medicine Program. She is Board-Certified in pediatrics, and also fellowship- trained, with board certification in sports medicine. Her clinical interests include a spectrum of orthopaedic and medical conditions affecting young athletes, including sports-related concussion, overuse injuries and injury prevention.

Dr. Zaslow, a team physician for the L.A. Galaxy soccer team, understands the goals and challenges faced by young athletes because, like her patients, she grew up playing sports and still remains active in tennis, volleyball, running, hiking, yoga, skiing and much more.

Clinical Interests

Sports-related concussions, sports medicine, fracture care, trauma, overuse injuries and injury prevention

Education

Medical School: 

New York Medical College

Internship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Residency: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles: General Pediatrics

Fellowship: 

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center: Primary Care Sports Medicine

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Pediatrics and Primary Care Sports Medicine: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, Los Angeles Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics.

Awards: 

Special Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015
“Top Doc,” Pasadena Magazine, 2013, 2015
Special Achievement Award: American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2 (December 2011)
Be Our Voice Obesity Advocacy Training Scholarship, American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
Oded Bar-Or Award AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (October 2008)
Outstanding Research Poster 23rd UCLA Multi-Campus Family Medicine Research Forum (May 2007)
2 Minute Drill Winner American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference (April 2007)
Chief Resident, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2004-2005)
General Pediatrics Service Award, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2003)
Frances Nunnally Winzer Scholar “Intern of the Year” Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (2002)

Publications: 

“Assessment of Parental Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Pediatric Sports-Related Concussions,” Ann C. Lin, BS, Garrett A. Salzman, BA, Shelby L. Bachman, BS, Rita V. Burke, PhD, MPH, Tracy Zaslow, MD, Carolina Z. Piasek, MD, Bianca R. Edison, MD, Anita Hamilton, MD and Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, Sports Health, vol 7, No 2, p. 124-129: March-April 2015

“Comparison of Lateral Shuffle and Side-Step Cut Movements for the Assessment of Hip and Knee Biomechanics in Young Recreational Athletes,” Tishya A. L. Wren, Ph.D., Tracy L. Zaslow, M.D., J. Lee Pace, M.D., Nicole M. Mueske, M.S., Matthew C. Chua, Ph.D., Mia J. Katzel, D.P.T., Sandra W. Dennis, P.T., M.S., submitted for publication, MSSE, 2014

“Quantitative assessment of parental knowledge and attitudes toward pediatric sports-related concussions,” Ann C. Lin, BS,Garrett A. Salzman, BS, Shelby L. Bachman, BS, Rita V. Burke, PhD MPH, Tracy Zaslow, MD, Caroline Piasek, MD, Bianca Edison, MD, Anita Hamilton, MD, Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, submitted for publication, Sports Health, 2014

“Assessing Medical Care Availability for Student Athletes of a Large Urban High School District” Garrett A Salzman, BA; Rita V Burke, PhD, MPH; Valerie M Muller, MPH; Ryan G Spurrier, MD; Tracy L Zaslow, MD; Jeffrey Upperman, MD, submitted for publication Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2014

“Klippel-Feil Syndrome:Fusion of Cervical Vertebrae” 5 Minute Sports Medicine Clinical Consult Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2nd edition, January 2011.

“Ultraviolet Keratitis” 5 Minute Sports Medicine Clinical Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2nd edition, January 2011.

“Team Physician’s Corner: The Pregnant Athlete” Sports Medicine Update, March/April 2007: pages 2-5.

AMSSM Conference presentation 2007

“Effects of Long-Distance Running in Children 10-14 years-old” (2005). University of California, Los Angeles: Primary Investigator

Research Interests: 

Sports injury prevention and concussion.

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