MD (National University of Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina)
PhD (University of Toronto)
Dr. Laura Avila is a staff physician in the Division of Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a Scientist-Track Investigator at the SickKids Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. She received her M.D. from the School of Medicine of the National University of Tucumán, Argentina, and completed her General Paediatrics residency at the German Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Avila continued her training by completing her Paediatric Haematology/Oncology and Haemostasis and Thrombosis fellowships at SickKids. She received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Dr. Avila leads the SickKids research program in long-term outcomes of pediatric thrombosis. Her research interests are focused on measurement in medicine, observational studies, and longitudinal studies.