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Laura Vearrier,


Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

Practices: Drexel Emergency Medicine

Specialty: Emergency Medicine


Drexel Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307
Hahnemann University Hospital Emergency Room
230 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.7000


  • MD - Jefferson Medical College (2007)
  • BA in Molecular Biology - Princeton University (2003)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Academy for Professionalism in Health Care
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians

Clinical Services

Bioethics, Health care utilization, Harm reduction, End of life care, Patient autonomy


Laura Vearrier, MD, is board certified in emergency medicine. She sees patients in Center City Philadelphia. At Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Vearrier serves on the Ethics Committee and at Drexel University College of Medicine she serves on the Committee for Program Improvement for the Emergency Medicine Residency.

Dr. Vearrier earned her bachelor of arts degree in molecular biology from Princeton University and her doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Vearrier is currently completing her master of arts degree in bioethics and health policy at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola University.

Affiliated Hospitals

Hahnemann University Hospital


  • Emergency Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine


  • Emergency Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine


Recent Selected Publications

"A feminist perspective on gender justice in the treatment of chronic pain"
Vearrier L
Archives of Medicine; 8(3):1-5, 2016

"Failure of the Current Advance Care Planning Paradigm: Advocating for a Communications-Based Approach"
Vearrier L
HEC Forum, July 8, 2016

"Issues in driving impairment"
Vearrier D, Vearrier L, McKeever R, Okaneku J, LaSala G, Goldberger D, McCloskey K
Disease-a-Month; 62(4):72-116, 2016

"The economic costs of interpersonal violence"
Vearrier L, Corbin T
Drexelmed Journal, 4(1): 45-49, 2010


"The Ubiquitous Smartphone and Professionalism"
Workshop presented at the 2016 Academy for Professionalism in Healthcare, Philadelphia, Pa., April 2016