Laura Copaken, M.D.

Laura Copaken M.D. Physician


Laura Copaken, M.D. is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in pediatric orthopaedics at the Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute (MMI) division in Frederick, Maryland. Dr. Copaken blends her specialized medical skills with a caring, playful and energetic style that puts her young patients at ease.  She treats a wide variety of pediatric orthopaedic conditions, from pediatric fractures and sports injuries to newborns with hip dysplasia, children with in-toeing/out-toeing, club foot, and scoliosis. As a former gymnast who suffered many of her own injuries as a child, Dr. Copaken has a great affinity with her patients and their parents, understanding exactly how they feel when an injury occurs. 

Areas Of Expertise

Adolescent and Pediatric Fractures

Congenital Disorders

Pediatric Sport and Overuse Injuries

Deformities of Hips, Legs and Feet in Children

Medical Degree

University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine; Chicago, IL


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Pittsburgh, PA


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis, MO


Board Certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

Frederick Memorial Hospital

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Physicians Surgery Center