Laura A. Pace, MD, PhD is a Neurogastroenterologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with complex disorders at the interface of gastroenterology, neurology, immunology, and genetics. She is a co-investigator of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and has led a research program investigating autonomic nervous system, connective tissue, and mast cell disorders. She is also investigating the role that the gastrointestinal microbiome plays in the development of neuroimmune disorders.
Dr. Pace received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Stony Brook University followed by medical training and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Utah followed by Gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Utah and University of California San Diego, with additional fellowship training in Neurogastroenterology at Augusta University. Her post-doctoral research training was in the areas of microbial ecology, physiology, and genetics, and analytical chemistry.