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Dr. Laura Barrett is a US Navy Internal Medicine physician at the District of Colombia Veterans Affairs Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at USUHS, where she serves as the Site Director for the Medicine Clerkship at the DC VA.  After attending Jefferson Medical College on an HPSP Scholarship, dr. Barrett completed residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.  She has experience working as a Hospitalist at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital prior to becoming the Department Head of Internal Medicine.  Her operational experience includes providing medical care during Bulldog, the summer Officer Candidate School course that creates approximately 1200 new Marine Officers.    She served as the Chair of Medicine at Fort Belvoir Community hospital prior to a temporary assignment at the Office of the Attending Physician, providing medical care to our Legislative and Judicial branches of government.  Her research interests include heart failure and cardiogenetic syndromes.

Education/Academic qualification

Residency, Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

1 Jul 201422 Jul 2017

Award Date: 22 Jul 2017

MD, Jefferson Medical College


Genetic Biology, Bachelors, The Pennsylvania State University


External positions

Chair, Department of Medicine

Oct 2021Jul 2022

Department Head, Internal Medicine

Mar 2020Oct 2021

Assistant Professor USUHS

2017 → …