Laura Ferguson, M.D. is the Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Pediatrics at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Round Rock. Prior to joining the College of Medicine in Round Rock, Dr. Ferguson served as the the Associate Medical Director and Director of Quality Council for Lone Star Circle of Care as well as a staff pediatrician at Dell Children’s Circle of Care Clinics. Dr. Ferguson is nationally recognized for extraordinary abilities in pediatric medical education and quality. She served on advisory and editorial boards for the Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP) published by American Academy of Pediatrics. She also served as a member of the Editorial Board of American Academy of Pediatrics publication AAP News. Furthermore, she participated in the development of quality improvement modules on management of newborn hyperbilirubinemia and lactation support as well as prevention of child abuse for the American Academy of Pediatrics. She had a distinguished career at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for over 15 years. Her passion for medical education is demonstrated by her leadership as Co- Chair of the Medical Education Committee of Texas Pediatric Society.
Dr. Ferguson received her medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School in 1985. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at University of Texas Medical School at Houston Affiliated Hospitals in 1988. She began her career in pediatric private practice in Stephenville, Texas. She completed a HRSA sponsored fellowship in Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities at the University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability in 2007. Dr. Ferguson served as a section chief at the main campus clinic at The Children’s Hospital of Scott and White from 2009-2011 and was associate director of the Children’s Quality Committee as well as a pediatric residency continuity clinic preceptor. Dr. Ferguson is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.