Laura Kair, M.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Laura Kair, M.D., M.A.S.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Pediatrics General



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Children's Hospital

UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Kair strives to provide high-quality, equitable pediatric care that combines updated scientific evidence with the needs of each individual child and family.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kair serves as Medical Director of Well Newborn Care at UC Davis Children's Hospital. She works clinically as a newborn hospitalist and a pediatric hospitalist.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kair conducts clinical research focused on improving maternal and child health through designing and implementing evidence-based interventions aimed at overcoming barriers to lactation and human milk feeding. She is also passionate about care of term and late preterm newborns and healthcare equity.


General Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Undergraduate School

B.S., Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX 2006

Medical School

M.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City IA 2010

Other School

M.A.S., UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2019


Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2010-2011


Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2011-2013


Mentored Clinical Research Program, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2017-2019

UC Davis Department of Pediatrics Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2019, 2020

Children's Miracle Network, UC Davis Dr. Anthony F. Philipps Research Award, 2019

UC Davis Eli Gold Award, 2019

Nutrition in Underserved Communities Young Investigator Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2017

Resident Research Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2012

To view a detailed list of  Dr. Kair's publications, please click here.

Cheema R, Partridge E, Kair LR, Kuhn-Riordon KM, Silva AI, Bettinelli ME, Chantry CJ, Underwood MA, Lakshminrusimha S, Blumberg D. Protecting Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Perinatol. 2023 Feb;40(3):260-266. doi:10.1055/s-0040-1714277. Epub 2020 Jul 21. PMID:32693415.

Kair LR, Phillipi CA, Wood KE. Long-Awaited AAP Hyperbilirubinemia Guidelines Have Arrived. Hosp Pediatr. 2022 Dec 1;12(12):e443-e445. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2022-006938. PMID:36073232.

Nidey N, Hoyt-Austin A, Chen MJ, Bentley B, Tabb KM, Anyigbo C, Wilder C, Terplan M, McAllister JM, Wexelblatt SL, Murnan A, Kair LR. Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding Counseling Among Pregnant People Who Use Cannabis. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Nov 1;140(5):878-881. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000004834. Epub 2022 Oct 5. PMID:36201781.

Chen MJ, Kair LR, Schwarz EB, Creinin MD, Chang JC. Future Pregnancy Considerations after Premature Birth of an Infant Requiring Intensive Care: A Qualitative Study. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Sep-Oct;32(5):484-489. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2022.03.004. Epub 2022 Apr 28. PMID:35491347.

Richardson GM, Mitchell E, Stratton K, Kair LR, Marshall LM. History of Breastfeeding and Stroke Prevalence Among Parous Females: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2012. Breastfeed Med. 2022 Sep;17(9):768-775. doi:10.1089/bfm.2022.0107. Epub 2022 Aug 12. PMID:35960501.

Hoyt-Austin AE, Miller IT, Kuhn-Riordon KM, Rosenthal JL, Chantry CJ, Marcin JP, Hoffman KR, Kair LR. Bonding, Relaxation, Separation, and Connection: Expressing Human Milk While Videoconferencing with the Hospitalized Premature Infant. Breastfeed Med. 2022 Aug;17(8):653-659. doi:10.1089/bfm.2021.0214. Epub 2022 May 23. PMID:35605051.

Kair LR, Goyal NK. Hospital Readmission Among Late Preterm Infants: New Insights and Remaining Questions. Hosp Pediatr. 2022 Jul 1;12(7):e273-e274. doi:10.1542/hpeds.2022-006640. PMID:35694875.

Nidey N, Groh K, Agnoli A, Wilder C, Froehlich TE, Weber S, Kair LR. Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation Among Women with Substance and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy: Findings from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System 2016-2018. Breastfeed Med. 2022 Jun;17(6):544-549. doi:10.1089/bfm.2021.0337. Epub 2022 Apr 26. PMID:35475630.

Mitchell KB, Johnson HM, Rodríguez JM, Eglash A, Scherzinger C, Zakarija-Grkovic I, Cash KW, Berens P, Miller B; Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Clinical Protocol #36: The Mastitis Spectrum, Revised 2022. Breastfeed Med. 2022 May;17(5):360-376. doi:10.1089/bfm.2022.29207.kbm. Erratum in: Breastfeed Med. 2022 Nov;17(11):977-978. PMID:35576513.