Laura N. El-Hage, MD, FAAP

female silhouette icon
Laura El-Hage, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist, an attending physician dedicated to caring for hospitalized children, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She serves as the Associate Section Chief for the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Dr. El-Hage is also board certified in Internal Medicine and practices as a hospitalist at the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric hospital medicine, Complex care, Transitions of care
Locations: Main Hospital; Middleman Family Pavilion
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - St. George’s University Medical School, West Indies, Grenada


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - Albany Medical College Albany, NY


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - Albany Medical College Albany, NY (Chief Resident)

Board Certification

Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Associate Section Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Internal Medicine and Pediatric (Med-Peds) Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Laura El-Hage, MD, Leah Ratner, MD, MS, Shela Sridhar, MD, MPH, Ashley Jenkins, MD, MS, on behalf of the Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network (POPCoRN), Lessons Learned From the Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network: A Transdisciplinary Virtual Collaboration Addressing Health System Fragmentation and Disparity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J. Hosp. Med 2021;9;565-567. Published Online First August 18, 2021. doi:10.12788/jhm.3668


El-Hage L, Sood V, Qualia C. Giant Gastric Heterotopia in the Duodenum of an Adolescent Male and Review of the Literature. J Clinical Gastroenterol Treat. 2016 Feb 12;2(1).

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present, Society of Hospital Medicine
2012-present, American Academy of Pediatrics