Laura Amar-Dolan, MD, MPH, is a Pediatric Intensivist at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center and holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Amar-Dolan graduated from Harvard College in 2006 with a degree in neurobiology and received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2011. She completed her Pediatric residency in 2014 at the Boston Combined Residency Program (a collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center) and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in 2019 at Boston Children’s Hospital. She completed the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship in 2020 supported by a National Research Service Award (T32) from the Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, receiving an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Amar-Dolan has an interest in health services research focused on improving outcomes and optimizing healthcare utilization for chronically critically ill and medically complex children. She enjoys teaching medical students and residents and was honored to receive the “Rookie of the Year” award from the MMC Pediatrics Residency as a new attending in 2021. She currently serves at the PICU Medical Director for the BBCH Critical Care Transport Team.

She grew up in Old Town, Maine and now lives in South Portland with her husband and 2 year-old daughter. They enjoy playing outside and exploring the Maine outdoors together.

Scholarship Area of Interest: Hospital-to-home transitions for children with technology dependence and medical complexity

Project Name: Transition Problems in Pediatric Discharge from the ICU (TraPPed ICU)