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About Lauren Brave

Dr. Brave grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has taken many detours throughout the country since. She met her husband, Scott, during residency with whom she has two wonderful children, a daughter born in 2009 and a son born in 2012. She is excited to have moved to the Boulder area in 2013 to be closer to family and enjoy all the quality of life that mountain living has to offer. Dr. Brave's patients and families value her as an empathetic and attentive doctor but also appreciate her honesty and directness.
Dr. Brave received her undergraduate degree in Biology from M.I.T. and accomplished her medical training at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. After residency, Dr. Brave joined the busy urgent care practice at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, a large multi-specialty clinic. After 7 years of focusing on sick care and acute injuries, Dr. Brave is excited to get back to well-care and preventative medicine about which she is passionate. Dr. Brave looks forward to watching her patients grow and thrive.

As of May 1, 2016 she is accepting newborns and siblings of established patients.

Specialty Areas

All areas of general pediatrics:
- sick care and acute injuries
- newborns
- preventive medicine and well care

Education and Certifications

  • Undergraduate — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BS Biology, Minor Literature
    Cambridge, MA
    1999
  • Medical School — Washington University School of Medicine
    MD
    St. Louis, MO
    2003
  • Internship — Stanford University
    Pediatrics
    Palo Alto, CA
    2004
  • Residency — Stanford University
    Pediatrics
    Palo Alto, CA
    2006

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Brave is board certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the Colorado and Boulder County Medical Societies.

Recent Lauren Brave Posts

Introducing first foods for baby is one of the most exciting times for new parents. Pediatrician Dr. Lauren Brave gives some pointers for how to introduce solid food into your child’s diet.

by Dr. Lauren Brave Pediatric Specialist Boulder Medical Center As we head back into the colder months, often referred to…read more

The Scoop on Poop 2017/02/14

One of the most common concerns I address from parents is regarding bowel movements. From the newborn period through early…read more

Many people have heard by now that there is no Flumist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, this…read more

Leaving the hospital and taking your newborn home is often both exciting and terrifying for parents. Finally having your bundle…read more

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