Carol L. Otis, M.D. FACSM
Carol L. Otis, M.D., FACSM
Appointments: (310) 665 7200
6801 Park Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Dr. Carol L. Otis is an internationally recognized authority in women's sports medicine. She recently joined with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in opening The Primary Care and Women's Sports Medicine Clinic.
She treats active men and women with a wide variety of issues that include acute and chronic injuries, medical problems like asthma, osteoporosis, and gynecological concerns such as menstrual irregularities. If surgery is indicated, referral to the orthopaedic surgeons in the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic practice can easily be done. This groundbreaking clinic is the first on the West coast to specifically target the special needs of active women.
A native Southern Californian, Dr. Otis received her medical degree form the University of Southern California and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine through Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Otis is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Otis has worked with athletes in many areas, including serving as a team physician for varsity athletes at UCLA, the USA 2000 Olympic women's tennis team, the Boston Marathon, Ironman World Championship Triathlon, the gymnastics teams at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.
She has worked to draw awareness to to female athlete issues through her position as past chairperson of of the Strategic Health Initiative for Women for the American College of Sports Medicine and through her work for the USTA Sports Science Committee and the ITF Medical Commission.
Dr. Otis is the chief medical advisor for Women's Professional Tennnis (Sanex WTA Tour), as well as team physician for the US Olympic Women's Tennis team and the world champion US Federation Cup team. An advocate of the active life style, she maintains an extensive lecturing schedule, is consultant to Shape magazine, and has published research studies, articles, and books on health and sports medicine.
Roger Goldingay, a former professional soccer player, is presently a Web designer, writer and photographer. With his wife, Dr. Carol L. Otis, he co-authored Campus Health Guide (College Board, 1989) and The Athletic Woman's Survival Guide (Human Kinetics, 2000), as well as monthly columns for Shape and Women's Sport & Fitness. His own writing has appeared in many magazines, including Runner's World, Men's Fitness, and Sports Medicine Digest.