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Lora Scott, MD, Division Chief

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Lora Scott is the division chief for sports medicine at Dayton Children's and the sports medicine provider for the Center for the Female Athlete. Dr. Scott grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas and attended medical school at St Louis University.  She completed her residency at University of South Florida in general pediatrics and received her fellowship training at Cincinnati Children's in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Scott has worked with University of South Florida Bulls, University of Cincinnati Bearcats, Flying Pig Marathon, Dayton Juniors volleyball, Haunted Classic soccer toumament, Wright State athletics and Dayton Stealth hockey. Dr. Scott is also a former swimmer/ triathlete until personally experiencing most of the injuries treated in sports medicine - including 2 concussions. She enjoys outdoor activities - camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming, beach, surfing, and SCUBA .


Meet Dr. Scott 

Get to know Dr. Scott and more about her passion for sports medicine. 

schedule an appointment

Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients only. For follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-3939


education and training

  • medical school: Medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • residency: Pediatrics at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • fellowship: Primary care sports medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • board certification: Board Certified Pediatrics, Certificate of Added Qualifications  Primary Care Sports Medicine

awards, honors and recognition

  • Dayton Magazine - Dayton Best Docs 2023

publications and presentations

  • Reduced Concussion Symptom Burden in Early Adolescent Athletes Using a Head–Neck Cooling Device; Smith, Matthew A. MS, PhD; McNinch, Neil L. MS, RN, PSTAT; Chaney, Danielle MACPR, CCRP; Shauver, Lisa MS; Murray, Tamara APRN; Kline, Peyton BSPH, CCRP; Lesak, Alexandria MPH, Franco-MacKendrick, Lea MS; Scott, Lora MD; Logan, Kelsey MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP; Ichesco, Ingrid K. MD; Liebig, Christopher MD; Congeni, Joseph MD

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I wanted to help children safely participate in exercise and activity, while managing their illnesses and injuries appropriately.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I wanted to work in a setting which sees children as a unique population of patients who cannot simply be treated as small adults.

Dayton Children's is special because...

Dayton Children's is big enough to provide excellent care to children with a variety of conditions, but small enough that you know colleagues in other departments who see the same patients.

ratings and reviews

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We spoke with an Athletic Trainer who was wonderful.

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Dr. Scott is amazing.

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Absolutely wonderful provider!

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Our family has been seeing Dr. Scott for almost 8 years now. We trust her immensely

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