Laura Foster, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Internship:
  • University of Minnesota Program
Residency:
  • University of Minnesota Program, Neurology
Fellowships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Program, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Languages: English
Department: Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Neurology

Publications

  • Kluger BM, Kramer NM, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Pantilat S, Long J, Vaughan CL, Foster LA, Creutzfeldt CJ, Holloway RG, Sillau S, Hauser J. Development and Dissemination of a Neurology Palliative Care Curriculum: Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Neurology. Neurol Clin Pract. 2022 Apr;12(2):176-182. PubMed PMID: 35747891
  • Paganoni S, Berry JD, Quintana M, Macklin E, Saville BR, Detry MA, Chase M, Sherman AV, Yu H, Drake K, Andrews J, Shefner J, Chibnik LB, Vestrucci M, Cudkowicz ME. Adaptive Platform Trials to Transform Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Therapy Development. Ann Neurol. 2022 Feb;91(2):165-175. PubMed PMID: 34935174
  • Sethi A, Everett E, Mehta A, Besbris J, Burke C, Pedowitz E, Kilpatrick M, Foster L, Maiser S. The Role of Specialty Palliative Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jul;39(7):865-873. PubMed PMID: 34583569
  • Foster LA. Neuromuscular Notes: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Symptomatic Care. Practical Neurology. Jan 2022.
  • Brackett H, Forman A, Foster LA, Fischer SM. Compassionate Removal of Heated High-Flow Nasal Cannula for End of Life: Case Series and Protocol Development. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Aug 1;23(4):360-366. PubMed PMID: 34081632
  • Foster LA, et al. “Lines in the Sand: Transitions to Comfort-Focused Care in the Setting of Curable Illness. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Meeting, February 2021. Poster presentation.
  • Sethi A, Everett E, Mehta A, Besbris J, Burke C, Pedowitz E, Kilpatrick M, Foster L, Maiser S. The Role of Specialty Palliative Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Sep 28;:10499091211049386. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34583569
  • Phillips JN, Besbris J, Foster LA, Kramer NM, Maiser S, Mehta AK. Models of outpatient neuropalliative care for patients with amyotrophic lateral. Neurology. 2020 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32934166
  • Foster LA, Salajegheh MK. Motor Neuron Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management. Am J Med. 2019 Jan;132(1):32-37. PubMed PMID: 30075105
  • Wong JC, Foster LA, Sadjadi R. A clue for familial mitochondrial disorder: Discovering a vintage painting. Neurology. 2018 Feb 6;90(6):294-295. PubMed PMID: 29438022
  • Levin KH, Shanafelt TD, Keran CM, Busis NA, Foster LA, Molano JRV, O'Donovan CA, Ratliff JB, Schwarz HB, Sloan JA, Cascino TL. Author response: Burnout, career satisfaction, and well-being among US neurology residents and fellows in 2016. Neurology. 2018 Jan 30;90(5):248. PubMed PMID: 29378925
  • Foster LA, Amato AA, Berkowitz AL. Clinical Reasoning: A 60-year-old man with arm weakness and numbness. Neurology. 2018 Jan 23;90(4):190-196. PubMed PMID: 29358511
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Neurosciences Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2080

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
My clinical interest is to help patients navigate serious illness, particularly those with ALS and neurologic complications of cancer treatment.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine (0001)
Internships:
  • University of Minnesota Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Minnesota Program, Neurology (0001)
Fellowships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Neuromuscular Medicine (0001)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Program, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Neurology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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