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Laura M. Pinkston Koenigs, MD

Dr. Laura KoenigsDepartment of Pediatrics
Division of Adolescent Medicine

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program
  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics,
    University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Education and Training 

  • Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
    • Fellowship, Adolescent Medicine (1985-1987)
    • Residency, Pediatrics (1983-1985)
    • Internship, Pediatrics (1982-1983)
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS   
    M.D. (1982)
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
    B.A., Chemistry/English (1978)

Scholarly Foci

  • Eating disorders
  • Vaccination
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Koenigs' publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles (Limit 5)

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
    • Appeals Panel for Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
      • Member (2015-2021)
  • American Board of Pediatrics
    • Subboard of Adolescent Medicine
      • Member (2014-2020)
      • Elected Chair (2019-2020)
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine-Committee on Vaccination
    • Member (2015-2018)
  • APA grant on improving HPV vaccinations via strengthening provider recommendations
    • APPD liaison (2015-2018)
  • Adult Immunization Schedule Workgroup, CDC
    • Member (2010-present)

Significant Honors and Awards (Limit 5)

  • Selected for 2015 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (2015)
  • Academic Pediatric Association National Award for Mentoring a Resident Project (2014)
  • Selected from National pool for the LEAD Program of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (2012)
  • Elected Fellow, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (FSAHM) (2011)
  • Selected for 2010 AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar (2010)

Contact Information

Department of Pediatrics
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Residency Education: 413-794-5448
Patient Care/Clinical Concerns: 413-794-KIDS (5437)
Laura.Koenigs@baystatehealth.org