Dr. Laura Schulz was Alaska’s first full time pediatric oncologist and has been practicing in the state since 2005. She helped build up the state’s only pediatric oncology program so that most families with a childhood cancer diagnosis can now receive all their treatment, including access to clinical trials, without leaving Alaska. She is the recipient of an American Academy of Pediatrics Alaska Chapter Special Achievement Award honoring her work helping more Alaskan families to receive medical care close to home. She earned her medical degree and general pediatrics degree at The Ohio State University and trained in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She loves to garden and grows sunflowers and tomatoes in her greenhouse in summer. In winter, she loves to take her dog out for romps in the snow.