February 16, 2014

Meet Dr. Laskowski


Edward Laskowski, M.D., member of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Wellness Committee

DAHLC-8253Dr. Edward Laskowski is a consultant in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center.  He is nationally recognized for his expertise in fitness and sports medicine.  Through his many roles – physician, researcher, author, lecturer and program advisor for numerous athletic events, locally and nationally – Dr. Laskowski studies and promotes best practices for sports training, general fitness, strength training and stability training. “My goal is to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on sports medicine and fitness topics in a way that you can practically incorporate into your life,” he says.

As a member of DAHLC’s executive wellness group, Dr. Laskowski works to ensure that people receive accurate, reliable exercise recommendations based on evidence, and that DAHLC helps all employees attain the benefits of a healthy fitness lifestyle.

Dr. Laskowski is also an elite-level alpine skier and with his wife and two daughters enjoys hiking, running, biking, skiing, backpacking and all outdoor activities. “We love to do outdoor activities together as a family. There is something special about outdoor exercise that uplifts our spirit and connects us with nature.”

Professional Background

  • M.D., Northwestern Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and speaker at the ACSM Team Physician course
  • Subspeciality certification in Sports Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Fellow, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Author, co-author on fitness related topics for Mayo Clinic Health Letter, mayoclinic.com, Mayo Clinic Women's Health Source, and Embody Health
  • Contributing writer/expert on health topics for Time, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Men's Health, Esquire, Real Simple, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Assistant Editor of the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
  • Editor of the Fitness Healthy Living Center for mayoclinic.com
  • Appointed in 2006 to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by President George W. Bush
  • Medical staff of the 2002 Winter Olympics
  • Medical staff, Chicago Marathon
  • Consulting physician to the NHL Player’s Association

Current clinical and research interests related to wellness

  • Sports medicine
  • Stability training after injury
  • Strength training and proper technique for able bodies and physically disabled populations
  • Sports behavior related to injury
  • Compliance with exercise therapy
  • Flexibility
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation

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