Laura E. Crotty Alexander

Laura E. Crotty Alexander

Credentials: ​

  • MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Current Position(s): 

  • VA Staff Physician and Researcher

  • UCSD Associate Professor of Medicine

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander went to a public high school in L.A. county before attending Duke University for both undergraduate studies and medical school. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at Harvard, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Host Defense and Bacterial Virulence at UCSD. She is currently a Staff Physician and Researcher at the VA San Diego, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSD. Dr. Crotty Alexander is a Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist with clinical and research-based interests in e-cigarettes. She studies the effects of e-cigarettes on airway inflammation, organ and innate immune function, and the effects of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor on bacterial virulence. She has been recognized for her clinical expertise via selection as a San Diego Top Doctor in 2017 and as the American Lung Association Lung Healthcare Provider of the Year for 2020.

Professional History:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency 2003-2006

  • Harvard Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship Program 2006-2010

  • UCSD Faculty 2011-current

Education:

  • Duke University

  • Duke University School of Medicine

Honors/Awards:

  • 2020    American Lung Association Lung Healthcare Provider of the Year

  • 2018    ATS Fellow

  • 2017    San Diego Top Doctors

  • 2017    ATS Emerging Leaders Program

  • 2016    ATS Rising Star, Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology (RCMB) Assembly

  • 2016    ATS Presidential Commendation

  • 2015    ATS Young Investigator Award, presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Meeting
     

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MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161