Lauren is a physician assistant who was trained at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. She began working at SMG in October 2018. Lauren has clinical interests in Pediatrics, Neurology, and Family Medicine. As a transfer to the Buffalo area, originally from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!), Lauren has enjoyed exploring all that this city has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sipping coffee in the local coffee shops, and spending time with her loved ones. "My philosophy in life is to find moments of gratitude throughout the day and to captivate on the joy these moments bring. The gratitude I identify with allows more positivity to fill my life and creates new perspectives for me to utilize as I overcome moments of adversity."