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Laura Brower, MD, MSc


  • Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I try to be very thoughtful about incorporating patient and family input into decisions about care.

About

Biography

As a pediatric hospitalist, I enjoy working with patients and their families, which is a large part of what drew me to pediatrics. I love this type of work because I get to assist my patients during a stressful time, hopefully making it easier for them. I try to be very thoughtful about incorporating patient and family input into decisions about care.

I practice inpatient general pediatrics, inpatient complex care and inpatient care of postoperative patients. My teams are experts in coordinating care across groups of providers, and they work to help patients and families navigate this multifaceted space.

In addition to helping patients, I also research quality improvement. I mainly focus on patients with orthopaedic concerns.

During my free time, I like to run, read and try new recipes.

Additional Languages

French, Mandarin

Publications

Evaluation for Neonatal HSV in Infants Undergoing Workup for Serious Bacterial Infection: A 5-Year Retrospective Review. Brower, LH; Wilson, PM; Murtagh-Kurowski, E; Courter, JD; Shah, SS; Schondelmeyer, AC. Hospital pediatrics. 2020; 10:463-470.

Establishing surgical indications for hamstring lengthening and femoral derotational osteotomy in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. McCarthy, J; Shrader, MW; Graham, K; Veerkamp, M; Brower, L; Chambers, H; Davids, JR; Kay, RM; Narayanan, U; Novacheck, TF; et al. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics. 2020; 14:50-57.

Using Quality Improvement to Implement a Standardized Approach to Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus. Brower, LH; Wilson, PM; Kurowski, EM; Haslam, D; Courter, J; Goyal, N; Durling, M; Shah, SS; Schondelmeyer, A. Pediatrics. 2019; 144.

Fever without a focus in the neonate and young infant. Brower, L; Shah, S. In: Kliegman RM; St.Geme JWIII; Blum NJ; Shah SS; Tasker R; Wilson KM, Ed. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. New York: Elsevier; 2019.

Diagnosis and Management of Kawasaki Disease. Sosa, T; Brower, L; Divanovic, A. JAMA Pediatrics. 2019; 173:278-279.

Use of a Clinical Care Algorithm to Improve Care for Children With Hematogenous Osteomyelitis. Robinette, ED; Brower, L; Schaffzin, JK; Whitlock, P; Shah, SS; Connelly, B; Team, AH O C A. Pediatrics. 2019; 143.

Quality Improvement Feature Series Article 3: Writing and Reviewing Quality Improvement Manuscripts. Schondelmeyer, AC; Brower, LH; Statile, AM; White, CM; Brady, PW. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2018; 7:188-190.

Quality Initiative to Introduce Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment for Orthopedic and Surgery Patients. Brower, LH; Kremer, N; Meier, K; Wolski, C; McCaughey, MM; McKenna, E; Anadio, J; Eismann, E; Shaughnessy, EE. Hospital pediatrics. 2017; 7:595-601.

Development of a Surveillance System for Pediatric Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism. Brower, LH; Shaughnessy, EE; Chima, RS. Hospital pediatrics. 2017; 7:610-614.

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