Laura E. Vernon, MD

Attending Physician, Neurology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Laura E. Vernon, MD has been a pediatric neurologist at Lurie Children's since 2021. She has a special interest in fetal and neonatal neurology. Her clinical work includes seeing patients in several settings throughout the Lurie Children's and Northwestern medical systems. She is a neurology consultant in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Lurie Children's and Prentice Women's Hospital and provides long-term neurodevelopmental follow-up for NICU graduates in her outpatient clinic. In addition, Dr. Vernon works as a neurology consultant through The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health. She also provides outpatient services for the assessment and management of general neurologic conditions in children at any age. In clinic, Dr. Vernon’s goal is to spend time with patient families to help them fully understand their child’s condition and the evaluations or treatment they may need.

Clinical Interests

Neonatal neurology, fetal neurology, developmental delay, neurodevelopment


Education & Training

Education: University of Rochester School of Medicine And Dentistry, 2015

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in fetal-neonatal neurology, Washington University School of Medicine & St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2020-2021; Residency in pediatric neurology, Lurie Children's, 2017-2020; Residency in pediatrics, Lurie Children's, 2015-2017

Board Certifications: Child Neurology

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Neurology, Newborn Brian Society