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Laura K. Byerly, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, School of Medicine


Dr. Byerly is a native to the Portland area. She received her degree in history from Boston University, during which time she interned and worked at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center and developed an interest in working with older adult patients and their families. She received her medical school degree from OHSU and completed her internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Throughout her training, her interests in geriatric medicine grew to include also educating the next generation of providers about caring for older adults. She completed fellowships in both geriatric medicine, as well as health professions education, at UCSF. During her fellowships, she developed and implemented novel geriatrics curricula while concurrently researching the roles employed by health professions students on interprofessional geriatric care teams. She returned home to Portland and joined the OHSU Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics team in 2018.

Dr. Byerly strives to utilize a holistic and team-based approach to the care of older adults that brings the patient and family's goals to the forefront of care. As a clinician educator, she actively encourages and supports the education of trainees of all professions and levels in the geriatric care environment.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2012, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Internship

    • Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship

    • Geriatric Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    • Health Professions Education Evaluation & Research, University of California-San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Areas of interest

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Undergraduate Medical Education and Curriculum Development


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