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

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


Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Pediatrics General

Breastfeeding Medicine




  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics


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UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2011
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Kair strive to provide high-quality 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 in the mother-baby postpartum unit and as a pediatric hospitalist on the pediatric hospital medicine service.

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 breastfeeding barriers and disparities. She is a Women's Health Research Scholar in the NIH's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCwH) K12 Career Development Program.


General Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

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


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

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

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


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine,

Certificate of Research Excellence, APA Research Scholars Program,

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics

Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)

Honors and Awards

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

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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