Dr. Laura Schulz, a member of the Northeastern High School Class of 1990, recently received a Special Achievement Award from the Alaska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for her leadership in establishing a specialized pediatric hematology-oncology program to provide treatment options closer to home for children of Alaska.
Dr. Schulz became the director of the Pediatric Hematology–Oncology Program at The Children’s Hospital at Providence in 2005. At the time, the only other staff member was a nurse and the program functioned largely as a referral program to a Seattle hospital.
Dr. Schulz now oversees multiple physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses. The program is accredited by the Children’s Oncology Group and offers a full spectrum of care including clinical trials, long-term survivorship follow-up, and a hematology clinic. This allows Alaskan families to focus on treatment for thier child for major childhood illnesses without facing the hardship of relocation.
After Northeastern, Dr. Schulz was educated at Amherst College and The Ohio State University, where she earned her medical degree and completed a residency in pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. This was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Schulz lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her family and is the daughter of Ed and Kathy Schulz.
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