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Lauren Brave, MD

Lauren Brave, MD. Pediatrician.

Dr. Lauren Brave is welcoming siblings of established patients to her practice.

About Lauren Brave

Dr. Lauren Brave grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has taken many detours throughout the country since.

Dr. Brave earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from M.I.T. and completed 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 decided to return to well care and preventive medicine, about which she is passionate.

She met her husband, Scott, during residency and together they are parenting two wonderful children, a daughter born in 2009 and a son born in 2012. She was excited to move to the Boulder area in 2013 to be closer to family and enjoy the quality of life that mountain living has to offer.

Dr. Brave’s patients and families value her as an empathetic and attentive doctor and appreciate her honesty and directness. She looks forward to watching her patients grow and thrive.

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

The Scoop on Poop 2021/08/24

One of the most common concerns I hear from parents regards their children’s bowel movements. From the newborn period through…

Pediatrician Lauren Brave, MD discusses how social media affects the pediatric brain and offers tips to minimize the impact on your child’s development.

Assemble a “Telemedicine Kit” that will help your pediatrician make the most of your child’s virtual visit. Lauren Brave, MD tells you how.

Pediatrician Lauren Brave, MD: I truly believe that expectations for learning toilet use in our culture have become unreasonable and developmentally inappropriate for our children and I’d like to help fix that.

Many calls to our pediatric clinic this time of year are from parents who need help with relieving seasonal allergy symptoms for their children. Here is a primer of home treatments and over-the-counter medications to help your child (and yourself) stay comfortable. By Lauren Brave, MD.

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