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Lauren LaFortune | Medical Services

Specialties

Departments

Lauren LaFortune | Education

Undergraduate School

Cornell University

1994, Ithaca, NY

Medical School

State University of NY Health Science Center at Brooklyn

1998, Brooklyn, NY

Internship

Pediatrics

Mount Sinai Medical Center

1999, New York, NY

Residency

Pediatrics-PGY-1

Mount Sinai Medical Center

1999, New York, NY

Residency

Pediatrics-PGY2

Tufts New England Medical Center

2000, Boston, MA

Residency

Pediatric Neurology

Tufts New England Medical Center

2003, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Epilepsy

Tufts New England Medical Center

2004, Boston, MA

Lauren LaFortune | Professional History

During my training as a medical student, I found neurology to be fascinating and I was struck by how challenging neurological disorders could be for individuals and their families. I decided to devote myself to diagnosing, treating and helping people with neurological disorders. I chose to become a pediatric neurologist, specifically, to work with children. Nothing compares to their genuine honesty, purity and resiliency. I cherish the connection I form with them and their families. Listening to the children and their parents is the most important diagnostic tool I use in patient care. I not only dive into details regarding the family’s primary concerns, I look beyond that to gain a comprehensive picture of the child in order to address any other potential contributing factors.

AWARDS:
Boston Magazine 2022 Top Doctors Child Neurology recognition
Castle Connolly's 2022 Top Doctor Award
Castle Connolly's 2021 Top Doctor Award

Lauren LaFortune | Publications

I tailor my treatment approach to meet the needs of the individual and their families. I try to maximize non-medication approaches and I am conservative when it comes to prescribing medication. If medication is needed, my goal is to prescribe the lowest dose that is effective to minimize adverse side effects. Over time, I customize the medication regimen to optimally meet the needs of each child. I make individualizing care a top priority and work in partnership with families to optimize care.