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Laura Garcia Godoy, MD

  • About Me

    I was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to the U.S. with my family when I was seven. We moved to Philadelphia, PA where it would take me until junior year of high school to have my first Philly cheesesteak. I studied Sociology at Yale and then moved coasts for medical school at Oregon Health & Science University.

    Medical Areas of Interest

    Global and underserved health, medical communication, hospital medicine, congenital heart disease

    Interests & Hobbies

    Hiking, playing tennis, greeting other people's dogs, reading, puzzles, board games, singing, traveling, listening and sometimes dancing to salsa and merengue

    Why Utah?

    I was lucky enough to have visited SLC multiple times before moving here for residency. The nearness of the mountains was definitely a highlight and in between hikes I had the chance to attend an outdoor bluegrass concert in a super cool venue and discover a South American corner store. Interviewing here, I remember how warm and welcoming everyone was, and how they not only valued their residents' training but also well-being. I am thrilled to have matched here and hope to figure out snowboarding sometime in the next 4 years.