MD, Children's Orthopaedic Center
Chapter Board Members - Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Bianca Edison, MD, MS is a sports medicine attending physician in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center, and is assistant clinical professor of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is part of the Sports Medicine program in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center, the only comprehensive program in greater Los Angeles that can care for young athletes. In her practice, she sees and helps treat injuries unique to young children, adolescent, and young adult athletes in organized and recreational sports and everything in between. Recognizing that young athletes play hard with the determination and dedication that rivals professionals, Dr. Edison works closely with her patient athletes to optimize safe sport participation and minimize the time away from their respective sport. Her specialized areas of expertise include dance injuries, sports-related concussion, injury prevention, overuse injuries, and biomechanical analysis. Dr. Edison is a team doctor for various sports teams throughout Los Angeles. She brings a personal understanding to the challenges facing young athletes, as she grew up with a passion for sports.
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, she danced extensively for the Colorado Ballet and as an older athlete, ran track and played on her high school’s tennis team. She went on to Harvard University and graduated with an A.B. in Health Care Policy and Sociology. She then went on to obtain a M.S. in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. She spent two years working in Washington, D.C., with the Department of Health and Human Services and Healthwise, Inc., implementing health care policy and patient health information. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and afterwards completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at UCLA at which she served as Chief Resident. She received her subspecialty training in sports medicine and orthopaedics during a fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
She conducts research on concussion in youth athletes, biomechanical trends with the hospital’s sports motion lab, and factors that can influence injury and recovery.
She currently resides in the South Bay with her family and enjoys tennis, swimming, skiing, hiking, running and yoga.