Laura Hodo
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Laura Hodo, MD

Family Medicine, Pediatrics

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Laura Nell Hodo, MD, is an Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics and Family Medicine & Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nell Hodo is the Inpatient Quality Director tor the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program within the Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Hodo received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Brandeis University. She then attended Merton College, University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, where she received an M.A. and M.Sc. in History and the History of Medicine.She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She then completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr Hodo worked as a full-spectrum family physician, providing inpatient and outpatient adult, pediatric, and obstetric care until 2013 when she became a full-time pediatric hospitalist at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. In that role she was active in resident education, designing a unique curriculum for family medicine residents in inpatient pediatrics, and serving as Course Director for several inpatient resident rotations. At Primary Children's Dr. Hodo also became interested in quality improvement and patient safety, and worked with teams to improve care processes for deep neck space infections, orbital cellulitis, and cystic fibrosis. She also served as a physician champion for the Zero Harm patient safety initiative.

Dr. Hodo joined Mount Sinai in 2017 as part of the new Hospital Medicine program. Current projects include working with multidisciplinary teams to create care pathways for common conditions such as asthma and scoliosis correction, improving patient and family communication with family-centered rounding and use of whiteboards for communication, and helping launch a new patient safety program at Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital.

Outside of Mount Sinai, Dr. Hodo serves as the Chair of the Hospital Medicine Member Interest Group of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and she is an Executive Council member of both the Pediatrics and Family Medicine Interest Groups within the Society of Hospital Medicine. She also serves on the Annual Meeting Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Faculty Development and Mentorship Subcommittee of the Academic Pediatric Association's Hospital Medicine Special Interest Group, and the Subcommittee on Pediatric Educators of the Section on Hospital Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Family Medicine & Community Health
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West