Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Professional Bio

Laura Burkhart, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Burkhart completed her fellowship in adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, and her interests are centered around adolescent and young adult populations. Her research explores access to care and health resources, with an emphasis on sexual health and sexual assault resources for underserved college students. She is also interested in the intersection and utilization of social media to disseminate health information, as well as its use as a tool to capture at-risk populations. She has a particular interest in technology-facilitated sexual violence and its impact on adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Burkhart’s general clinical interests are taking care of college students and addressing the diverse range of conditions that impact them, including sexual trauma. She has taken additional specialized training to care for this population, including training in sexual assault forensic exams.


MD - University of New Mexico - 2011
Residency - Family Medicine - Texas A&M - 2014
Residency - Chief Residency Program - Christus Spohn Family Medicine Residency - 2014
Fellowship - Leadership in Adolescent Health - University of Washington - 2015
MPH - University of Washington - 2017
Fellowship - Adolescent Medicine - Seattle Children's Hospital - 2017