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Laura A. Hill

Laura A. Hill, MD

Specialties: Resident and Surgery
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Gundersen Health System requires a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys in a 12-month period for each clinician before posting a clinician’s rating. Industry best practice is clear that more data provides a more accurate picture of the patient experience.

Main Location

  • La Crosse Campus

    1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601

    • Office Phone: (608) 775-2331


Personal Interests

Laura grew up on the eastern side of South Dakota in a town of about 8,000 people. She is interested in caring for patients with a breadth of surgical presentations from health screening, from elective procedures to providing care in emergency surgery cases. Laura chose Gundersen for broad-based training to learn all aspects of surgical care ─from patient work-up, through the procedure, and post-operative follow up, along with critically ill or injured patients. Laura plans to put her training into practice in a rural setting. She is also excited about working with residents who love being together both in house and out. Laura enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and their mastiff in the beautiful Driftless Region, fishing, hiking, enjoying good food, chasing rabbits and sniffing all of the trees (ok that's mostly the dog).

Education and Training

Augustana College
Medical School
The University of South Dakota
Gundersen Medical Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • South Dakota State Medical Association
  • Wisconsin Surgical Society

Published Works

  • Pridham KF, Limbo RK, Schroeder MM. Guided participation in pediatric nursing practice: relationship-based teaching and learning with parents, children, and adolescents. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC; 2018
  • Bell R, Lipham J, Louie B, et al. Laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation versus double-dose proton pump inhibitors for management of moderate-to-severe regurgitation in GERD: a randomized controlled trial. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019;89(1):14-22.e1. doi: S0016-5107(18)32848-7 [pii]
  • Ng BG, Underhill HR, Palm L, et al. DPAGT1 deficiency with encephalopathy (DPAGT1-CDG): clinical and genetic description of 11 new patients. JIMD Rep. 2019;44:85-92. doi: 10.1007/8904_2018_128 [doi]
  • Burlew CC, Sumislawski JJ, Behnfield CD, et al. Time to stroke: a Western Trauma Association multicenter study of blunt cerebrovascular injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018;85(5):858-866. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001989 [doi]
  • Hill LA, Vang CA, Kennedy CR, et al. A strategy for changing adherence to National Guidelines for decreasing laboratory testing for early breast cancer patients. WMJ. 2018;117(2):68-72
  • Hill LA. NCCN compliant laboratory monitoring in early stage breast cancer: patient outcomes and costs. 2017
  • Saporta I, Chennamadhavuni A, Dolan MJ. Atrioesophageal fistula: a rare complication of radiofrequency ablation. WMJ. 2017;116(2):84-86
  • Hill LA, Vang CA, Kennedy CR, et al. NCCN compliant laboratory monitoring in early stage breast cancer: patient outcomes and costs [Best Poster Award]. 2016
  • Hill LA, Waller CJ, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Rathke DA, Cogbill TH. Impact of advance directives on outcomes and charges in elderly trauma patients. 2016
  • Simonson DC, Elliott AD, Roukis TS. Catastrophic failure of an infected Achilles tendon rupture repair managed with combined flexor hallucis longus and peroneus brevis tendon transfer. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2016;33(1):153-162. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2015.06.006 [doi]
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