Laura Socwell, MD
Laura Socwell, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician practicing in pediatric emergency medicine at Blank Children’s Hospital at UnityPoint Health Des Moines. She also serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Socwell completed her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and while working as an Emergency Medical Technician, found her passion for emergency medicine. Dr. Socwell received her medical degree and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Iowa. During her training, she discovered her passion for teaching and served on the CDC/AAP joint drill on disaster preparedness as the only resident representative. After completing residency, she continued her training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital where she focused her research on nitrous oxide use in the emergency department, and following training, returned to her home state of Iowa. Dr. Socwell’s areas of interest lie in disaster preparedness and pediatric pre-hospital medicine.