Laura Buford, MD
Laura Buford, MD attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where she earned a Doctor of Medicine with Special Distinction. She graduated in the top 5% of her graduating class and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. After completing a transitional year internship at The Colorado Health Foundation – Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, she completed her dermatology specialty training at the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Buford completed her baccalaureate studies at Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She then attended the University of Arizona where she earned a Master of Science in Medical Pharmacology with an emphasis in Extracorporeal Circulation. She worked as a certified clinical perfusionist for several years before starting medical school, which led to her interest in wound healing, vascular disorders, platelet gel, and scars. Her other professional interests include adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Buford is active in various medical organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She has been involved in basic science and clinical research throughout her education and clinical training. She has authored scientific publications and has presented at a variety of society meetings at both the state and national level. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in community outreach projects and local philanthropies.
Dr. Buford currently sees patients at our Westlake location.