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Hurley Medical Center Education & Research - Flint, Michigan

Laura Carravallah, M.D.

Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center
Michigan State University
1 (810) 262-9283
1 (810) 262-9736


Internal Medicine / Pediatrics


American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Faculty Appointment

  • Coordinator for the Core Competency Clerkship, Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine
  • Faculty, OMERAD Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship, Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine 


  • Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine, Lansing, Michigan
  • Residency, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University-College of Human Medicine, Flint, Michigan

Dr. Laura Carravallah is a native of Milford, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University where she received her B.S. in Psychology, and subsequently her M.D. from the College of Human Medicine where she was elected to AOA. She then entered the Combined Med/Peds Program here at Hurley Medical Center, which culminated in the Chief Residency. During the last two years of her residency, Dr. Carravallah served as the President of the Hurley Housestaff Association - the resident union. She subsequently became the Assistant Director of the Hurley Med/Peds Program, and later took up the post of Program Director, which she has held since 1995. She is certified by the ABIM and ABP.  Dr. Carravallah is the Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Performance Improvement Committee, and is the medical director for the Pain and Palliative Care consult service at Hurley.

Dr. Carravallah believes "if you don't vote, you can't complain", and has been active at the state and national level in the American College of Physicians. She is currently Chair of the Advocacy Task and serves on the Governor's Council of the Michigan Chapter of the ACP-ASIM.  On a local level She is a charter member of the AAP Section on Med/Peds. She is a "joiner" and her other memberships are too numerous to list.

Dr. Carravallah works extensively with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine - she is active in undergraduate medical education, and is the Coordinator for the Core Competency Clerkship in which she personally teaches the Ethics and Clinical Reasoning components. In addition, she also serves as faculty for the MSU-CHM OMERAD Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship.

In addition to the above topics, Dr. Carravallah is also interested in cultural diversity, professionalism and reflective practice. She is currently exploring the interface between medical education and public health and seeks to increase the interaction between medical trainees and the community.

Dr. Carravallah is married to an area geriatrician and they have a son in elementary school.  She enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, young adult novels, and likes to crochet and do other needlecrafts.

Dr. Carravallah welcomes inquiries from interested web browsers. Contact her at LCarrav1@hurleymc.com.