2016 Innovations in Clinical Care Award – Laura Sander, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Laura Sander, M.D., M.P.H., is the medical director for community outreach and population health for Sibley Primary Care at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Sander is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as public health and general preventive medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Sander earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she completed a residency in internal medicine on the Primary Care and Global Health Track. She continued on to earn her Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she completed a residency in general preventive medicine and served as chief resident.
Dr. Sander previously served as the medical director for the Priority Access Primary Care Program for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Center. In this role, she developed an ambulatory intensive care program for Medicaid high-utilizer patients and iterated an innovative model for primary care with integrated behavioral health and social services, training residents and medical students in this model. In recognition for this work, Dr. Sander received the 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine Innovations in Clinical Care Award.
Dr. Sander currently volunteers as an internist for the Asian American Healthcare Center. Her previous work included projects related to primary care and public health, both domestically and internationally.
Dr. Sander is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association and the American Medical Association.