Dr. Song is a double board-certified sports medicine physician with Stanford Health Care Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Song completed fellowship training in orthopaedics and sports medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Song specializes in managing a wide range of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. She performs ultrasound-guided injections including corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid, and PRP. She is also skilled at using high-resolution ultrasound to perform other minimally invasive interventions, such as ultrasound guided percutaneous tenotomies and peripheral nerve hydrodissections. She is currently the primary team physician for numerous Division 1 athletic teams at Stanford University, including men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, beach volleyball, lacrosse, open weight crew, light weight crew, softball, artistic swim, and sailing.

Dr. Song’s research interests include the long-term outcomes of percutaneous ultrasound-guided tenotomy, orthobiologics, and the health of the female athlete. She has taught sports medicine fellows as well as primary care residents. She has provided sideline coverage at multiple athletic events, as well as pre-participation screenings for professional teams such as the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Seawolves.

Clinical Focus

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Scholarship Award, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Foundation

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine (2023)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2022)
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine (2023) WA
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office Internal Medicine Program (2022) HI
  • Medical Education: University of Hawaii at Manoa John A Burns School of Medicine (2019) HI

All Publications

  • Head Injuries and Emergencies in Sport On-the-Field Emergencies, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine Song, L., Griffin, G., Rao, A. 2023
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia With Leptomeningeal Involvement Presenting as an Acute Encephalopathy. The Permanente journal Bae, W. H., Yee, M., Song, L., Canonico, M. M., Verhoef, P. A., Shimabukuro, K. A. 2022; 26 (2): 126-131


    Introduction Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukemia in Western countries. Extramedullary involvement in the central nervous system (CNS) is a rare complication of the disease, and less than 200 cases have been reported. We report a case of leptomeningeal involvement of CLL that presented as an acute encephalopathy. Case presentation A 76-year-old man with treatment-naïve, Rai stage 0 CLL presented with altered mental status. Cerebrospinal-fluid studies, including flow cytometry, confirmed the leptomeningeal involvement of the previously diagnosed CLL. Surveillance imaging and lab studies showed no evidence of disease progression or Richter's transformation. One-time intrathecal methotrexate resulted in transient improvement of his mental status. Conclusion CLL patients with new-onset neurologic manifestations should be evaluated for the CNS involvement of the neoplasm via brain imaging and cerebrospinal-fluid flow cytometry. This CNS involvement of CLL is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Intrathecal treatment with methotrexate, cytarabine, and steroid may improve neurologic symptoms.

    View details for DOI 10.7812/TPP/21.081

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  • Wimbldonitis? Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine Song, L., Young, J. M., Yamazaki, M. 2018
  • Acanthosis Nigricans in Hawaiian Children vs Non-Hawaiian Children Song, L., Edinger, C., Robbins, K. National Institutes of Health. 2008