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Plawner, Lauren L., MD

Board Certification:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.


Dr. Plawner earned her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. She completed residencies at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, in child neurology and at the University of California, San Francisco, in pediatrics. The doctor also finished a fellowship in neurodevelopmental pediatrics at the Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, California.

Special Interests:

Dr. Plawner’s practice encompasses the wide range of general pediatric neurology, including diagnosis and management of seizures, headaches, physical disabilities, movement disorders, strokes, developmental delay and learning and attentional difficulties. She also has experience in prenatal counseling of nervous system disorders.

Practice Philosophy:

“I strive to provide compassionate and outstanding medical care and excellent service to families and primary care providers. The brain defines who we are as individuals; thus disorders of the brain and nervous system can be particularly worrisome to families. Unless families and providers have all their questions answered, and are reassured and educated to the best of my ability, I have not been fully successful. Personal service and support both in face to face interactions, and accessibility over the phone are therefore essential to my practice.”

Teaching and Community Involvement:

Dr. Plawner teaches pediatric neurology residents at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is on the training committee of the Child Neurology Society and has been a member of various educational committees at the University of Washington. She engaged in research in brain malformations, and has published journal articles and book chapters.

Professional Society Membership:

Dr. Plawner is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society.



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Accepting New Patients: Yes