Lauren N Parsons, MD

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Pediatric Pathology
Children’s Wisconsin since 2016



As a pathologist, my job is to provide accurate, timely diagnoses for my patients. I believe in an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment, and am lucky to have fantastic colleagues across all disciplines here at CHW.  I have a special interest in fine needle aspiration biopsy, a less invasive way to obtain tumor tissue for diagnosis and special studies, and I am excited to help this program grow and provide this new service for our patients. 


  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Pediatric Pathology

Areas of Interest

  • Pathology
  • Anatomic and surgical pathology
  • Cancer genetics
  • Solid tumors
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Education and Awards


  • 2009, Medical College of Wisconsin, MD


    2013, Medical College of Wisconsin - Anatomic/Clinical pathology2015, Medical College of Wisconsin - Anatomic/Clinical pathology


    2014, Medical College of Wisconsin - Cytopathology2016, Medical College of Wisconsin - Ped Pathology


09/2014 – Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award, Society for Pediatric Pathology

09/2014 – Research Day Winner, Non-Basic Science Research by Clinical Fellow or Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin

05/2015 – Myron Schuster, M.D. Endowed Award for a Promising Pathology Resident, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

05/2016 - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Housestaff Research Award 

Research and publications


  • Pediatric cytopathology
  • Adequacy/accuracy of core biopsy in children
  • Neuroblastoma staging in bone marrow biopsies