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Faculty Physicians

Laura E Heitsch, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas

Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine

Areas of Clinical Interest

Emergency medicine, trauma, stroke,

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-758-6787
Fax: 314-362-0478



MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine 2005
BS: Biology, University of Illinois 1999
Residency: Emergency medicine, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center 2009
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine 2011

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Treating the elderly stroke patient: complications, controversies, and best care metrics.
Heitsch LE, Panagos PD
Clin Geriatr Med. 2013 Feb; 29(1)231-55. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2012.10.001.

    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014.

Company Name: Genentech


Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1,000 - $10,000

Speaker Fees: $10,001 - $25,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015

Areas of Research Interest

Interventions for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke