Lauren Tufts, M.D., named October Resident of the Month

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Third-year pediatric resident Lauren M. Tufts, M.D., has been named October Resident of the Month at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean of graduate medical education at the school. 

“We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Tufts’ caliber as part of our residency programs here at Marshall,” Wehner said. “Her go-getter attitude has already resulted in three publications with a fourth one pending. Dr. Tufts has been instrumental in the development of the I-PASS process, which assists in decreasing miscommunication during handoffs between members of the same care team. She has done a wonderful job improving patient care through the development of safer handoffs.”

A Kenova, West Virginia, native, Tufts earned her undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Marshall University, where she also earned her medical degree. She will complete her residency in June 2021 and is currently interviewing for a fellowship position in pediatric hospital medicine. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Alex.

“Dr. Tufts is a stellar resident,” said Audra Pritt, M.D., pediatric residency program director. “The faculty and residents at Marshall Pediatrics truly enjoy working with her.”

As part of her recognition, Tufts received a plaque and designated parking spot.


Photo caption: October Resident of the Month Lauren M. Tufts, M.D., (right) is pictured with Audra L. Pritt, M.D., pediatric residency program director. 

Date Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020