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Laura Rubinos


Lover of salsa dancing and spicy food

Dr. Laura Rubinos is a neonatologist who cares for vulnerable premature and ill newborns receiving intensive care.

In research, Rubinos explores the influence of physical and social environments on the developing brain. To reduce the risk of language delay in extremely premature infants, she has developed shared reading programs for intensive care nurseries aimed at improving parent-infant bonding and increasing positive sensory interactions.

Rubinos completed her medical degree and a residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Before joining UCSF, she was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Originally from Mexico City, Rubinos is a native Spanish speaker who has traveled across Latin America to serve as an invited speaker on neurodevelopment and as an instructor for Helping Babies Breathe, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics that aims to reduce newborn mortality in developing countries.

  • Education

    Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 2009

  • Residencies

    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 2012

  • Fellowships

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2016

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

As a first-generation college graduate and immigrant, I consider being a physician a calling and a blessing, allowing me to serve those most in need.

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