Laurie Davis MD, PhD

Laurie Davis, MD

Hometown: Fort Mitchell, KY

College/Medical School: Midway College Undergraduate, University of Kentucky Graduate School/St. George University Medical School

Residency/Fellowship: Wright State University Dayton Children’s Hospital/Columbia University 

Career/Research Interests: I am primarily interested pursuing a career clinical medicine treating patients that require bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapies. My previous graduate school research interests involved neurotrauma and mitochondrial dysfunction. I currently have an interest in metabolic diseases that can be treated with stem cell transplantation, as well as cellular therapies for malignant diseases. 


Mentor: Dr. Maria Luisa Escolar

Hobbies/Interests: I like to watch sports, movies, spend time with friends and family (now mostly on Zoom), and escape rooms 

Travels/Languages: I have traveled through Europe, America, The Caribbean, Canada, and Central America, but my favorite place to travel is Costa Rica. I am fluent in English, but I only speak a vacation level of Spanish.

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: I first became interested in pursuing a fellowship at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh because of the amazing medical techniques being used and high quality research being conducted. When I arrived for my interview the first thing I noticed was how kind and inviting the people were that work here. The environment created by the employees here makes UPMC a great place to complete your training. I’m also really enjoying living in Pittsburgh!