— Laura Carravallah, MD, Primary Care Physician, and board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, has received a Pinnacle Award — Hurley Medical Center’s Highest Award accorded to its physicians.
The award recognizes and honors a physician member of the Hurley family who epitomizes the height of professionalism, shows unwavering commitment to our community, demonstrates dedication to the medical center, and consistently and unfailingly embodies Hurley’s mission: Clinical Excellence. Service to People.
“I feel a special responsibility to the Residents — to help them learn as much as possible — in the context of understanding that they are working for the patients, and that patient welfare is always paramount,” said Dr. Carravallah.
Dr. Carravallah was raised in Milford. She graduated in 1989 from the Michigan State University — College of Human Medicine (MSUCHM) in East Lansing. Dr. Carravallah finished her last two years of medical school at MSUCHM’s Flint campus, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and entered the Combined Internal Medicine- Pediatrics residency at Hurley Medical Center in 1989. She won the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award from the MSU-CHM medical students three years in a row and served as the President of the Hurley Housestaff Association during her last two years.
Upon completion of her residency in 1993, Dr. Carravallah made a decision to remain at Hurley because she believed that it is “a real place, taking care of real people with real needs.” By the time she made her decision, Hurley already felt like home. Dr. Carravallah has been instrumental in furthering the education and personal development of many Residents that have come through the Hurley programs.
Dr. Carravallah is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She serves as the Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor in MSU-CHM’s Departments of Pediatrics and Human Development and Medicine, and also serves as the Core Competency Clerkship Director for the Flint campus. Dr. Carravallah is a member of the faculty of the Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship for MSU-CHM’s Office of Medical Education Research and Development. She is a recipient of MSU-CHM’s Outstanding Community Faculty Award.
Dr. Carravallah currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Genesee County Medical Society.