Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Laura C Torchen, MD

Laura C Torchen, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work


My area of research interest is in early origins of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). My research to date has concentrated on the metabolic and reproductive phenotypes of first degree relatives (FDRs) of women with PCOS. Because PCOS is a highly heritable condition and a number of female FDRs will go on to develop the disorder, the study of these individuals prior to the onset of the disorder provides a unique opportunity to better understand the ontogeny of this syndrome.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Loyola University/Stritch School of Medicine (2006)
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center, Pediatrics (2010)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics Endocrinology (2013)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics



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Chicago IL 60611