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Laura Sterni, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Laura Sterni is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatric pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders. She is director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center.

Dr. Sterni has edited a book on chronic home ventilation in children – Caring for Ventilator Dependent Child: A Clinical Guide. (Sterni. LM and Carroll JL (Eds). Humana Press/Springer Science and Business Media, New York, 2016.)

Dr. Sterni received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also completed her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins.

De. Sterni was recognized by Baltimore magazine as a Top Doctor in pediatric pulmonology in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She was also recognized in 2016 and 2017 as a Top Doc for the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders.


  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Research Interests

  • Pediatric sleep disorders

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Pulmonology (1996)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Sleep Medicine (2007)
Contact Information
Phone: 410-955-2795
Fax: 410-955-1030
Appointments: 443-997-KIDS (5437)
Publications: Visit PubMed
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