Laura Chen, MD

Position title: Assistant Professor


Division of Hospital Medicine & Complex Care
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 265-5545

Laura Chen, MD


BS, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
MD, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Residency, Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington
Chief Residency, Pediatrics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington

Professional Activities

Dr. Laura Chen is assistant professor (CHS) in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Complex Care. Her professional interests include using quality improvement methods to enhance the care of patients who speak language other than English. She is passionate about medical education and has received several teaching awards, most recently the Clinical Teacher award from the University of Wisconsin’s Family Medicine Residency in 2022.

Clinical Interests

Chen is a pediatric hospitalist interested in providing evidence-based, high-quality care to hospitalized patients.

Research Interests

Chen’s recent research focuses on strategies to reduce hospitalizations for children with medical complexity.