Lauren MacTaggart, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Upper Extremity
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Hand & Elbow Surgery, Brachial Plexus Surgery, Fellowship Trained
Superior  •  Westminster  •  Wheat Ridge 
Fax: 303-420-2279

Originally from Seattle, WA, Dr. MacTaggart joined OCC-Cornerstone Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2019 after completing advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery. She specializes in the full range of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions and offers the latest treatments, including fracture care, microvascular surgery, nerve decompression, repair or reconstruction, fusions and replacements, bracing, injections, and arthroscopy. Dr. MacTaggart is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Academy of Hand Surgery.

Prior to working at OCC-Cornerstone, Dr. MacTaggart graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, where she also played on the women’s soccer team. She attended medical school at The University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude and was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. After medical school, Dr. MacTaggart completed her residency training at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center/Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Outside of the office and operating room, Dr. MacTaggart enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and the Colorado sunshine. She and her husband are easy to find at the local dog parks with their spotted Great Dane, Luna.


  • Fellowship: Hand & Upper Extremity, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Medical School: MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Undergraduate School: BS, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Board Certifications


Memberships & Organizations

  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

Interests & Hobbies

  • Former collegiate soccer player


Dr. MacTaggart's Reviews
Linda LacenLinda Lacen
16:14 21 Apr 24
Dr MacTaggart is a fantastic doctor, she is considerate, explains the condition very well and has a soft and gentle touch. I would highly recommend Dr MacTaggart.
albert rodriguezalbert rodriguez
23:42 20 Apr 24
She was very informative explaining everything completely
Tom CybulskiTom Cybulski
22:01 20 Apr 24
Tracy BuchnerTracy Buchner
21:47 20 Apr 24
First time visiting here & all went very well! The receptionist was pleasant and professional. My name was called about 10 minutes after appointment time which is fine. Dr MacTaggart was very nice and quickly had an idea that should help. One steroid injection later along with some instructions & we were done.I am wondering if the steroid injection I received could have caused the hiccups I've had all day?
Loretta GarciaLoretta Garcia
19:51 20 Apr 24
I definitely like Dr. Lauren MacTaggart. She is very professional, knowledgeable and cares for me as a patient. She listens to all my concerns and recommends the best solution for my issues. She has been my doctor for over 2 years.
Dan AndradeDan Andrade
22:37 08 Mar 24
Dr. MacTaggart and staff were amazing! Very pleased with the attention and care I received.
Elizabeth FloodElizabeth Flood
20:22 17 Feb 24
Really Great experience, friendly staff and the Doctor is truly the best. She explained everything to me in a way that I totally understand. Very personal, professional.
Monica GuevaraMonica Guevara
21:08 13 Feb 24
Dr. Lauren MacTaggard was very friendly & informative; I dread the injections but she made me feel at ease; I'm so glad I waited to see her. Dr Tracy Wolf was my previous provider but she retired. I was happy to know that she previously worked with Dr Fry who had performed 3 surgeries in my hands.
Marilyn RozalesMarilyn Rozales
22:38 31 Oct 23
Dr Mac Taggart was very pleasant and was able to treat my third finger on my right hand. She explained what was wrong. Gave me a shot in my right hand. Within a half hour I could feel the difference . I was able to bend my finger with no pain. Your the BEST!Thank you!,Marilyn Rozales
Lisa CutterLisa Cutter
21:53 10 Oct 23
Dr. MacTaggart and her staff were wonderful. I received terrific care, and everyone with whom I interacted was incredibly friendly and responsive. They made a not-so-fun experience (surgery to remove a cyst on my finger) pleasant.
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