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Watauga Pediatric Hospitalists, Watauga Medical Center
Hospital Medicine
336 Deerfield Road
(828) 262-4133
(828) 262-9573


A North Carolina native, Dr. Laura Tran grew up in Greensboro, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Davidson College in Davidson, NC and her medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC.

She also completed her Pediatrics residency training at Wake Forest Baptist Health.  Her professional interests include inpatient care of children, from newborns to adolescents, and quality improvement.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with her family (including her husband and two cats), hiking, and swimming.


During your hospital stay, a team of physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians and specialists work together to ensure that you receive the best medical care. Watauga Pediatric Hospitalists include board-certified pediatricians who care for infants, children, and adolescents while they are in the hospital. These providers are there shortly after a mother gives birth to care for the newborn, as well as treating children or adolescents who find themselves in the hospital for various reasons. The MAHEC Rural Family Medicine Residency program also works with Watauga Pediatric Hospitalists, placing residents in rotation for pediatric medicine.

Patient’s care teams include, but are not limited to: admissions specialists, case managers, social workers, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, x-ray technicians, financial navigators, insurance specialists and physicians, many of whom work behind the scenes to support those who work at your bedside.