Philosophy of Care
I strive to provide high-quality pediatric care that combines updated scientific evidence with the needs of each individual child and family.
Dr. Kair serves as Medical Director of Well Newborn Care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. She works clinically in the mother-baby postpartum unit and as a pediatric hospitalist on the pediatric hospital medicine service.
Dr. Laura Kair conducts clinical research focused on improving maternal and child health through designing and implementing evidence-based interventions aimed at overcoming breastfeeding barriers and disparities.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
M.D., University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City IA 2010
B.S., Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls TX 2006
Internship: Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2010-2011
Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR 2011-2013
American Board of Pediatrics, 2013
Certificate of Research Excellence, APA Research Scholars Program, 2017
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2016
Academic Pediatric Association
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
APA Better Outcomes through Research for Newborns (BORN) Network - Research Committee Member
APA Newborn Special Interest Group - Co-Chair
Honors and Awards
Nutrition in Underserved Communities Young Investigator Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2017
Resident Research Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2012
Outstanding Medical Student in Pediatrics, University of Iowa, 2010
Outstanding Honors Program Student, MSU, 2006
Woman of the Year, MSU, 2006
President’s Leadership Scholar, Midwestern State University (MSU), 2003
Select Recent Publications
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