Laura Halverson, MD

Laura Halverson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Dr. Halverson is a clinician-educator with interest in the care of end-stage lung disease pre-and-post lung transplantation, with a particular focus on assisting patients and their families navigate complex decision-making in the setting of severe illness.  Her research interests include the impact of frailty, psychosocial factors, and mental health on lung transplant outcomes.

Education and Training

  • 2009-2013 MD, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2013-2016 Residency in Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • 2018-2021 Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Honors and Awards

University of Michigan Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, inducted 2013
  • Eli G. Rochelson Memorial Award, honors most outstanding performance in Pulmonary and Critical Care by a graduating medical student
  • Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills and the Art of Medicine, given to ten percent of senior students, based on top Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) scores and clinical grades from the required junior clerkships, for outstanding skills in verbal communication with patients, interviewing, counseling, and physical diagnosis
  • Internal Medicine Senior Scholarship Award, awarded to outstanding senior students pursuing a career in Internal Medicine
  • Graduation with Academic Distinction

Saint Thomas West Hospital

  • Guardian Angel Award, given to Physician after a patient and/or family member have donated to St. Thomas Health Foundation in recognition of a provider who made a difference during their hospitalization


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