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Laura Dingfield, MD

Laura Dingfield, MD Physician

Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Dingfield is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Pediatrics, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Hospice
  • Palliative Care

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


ACGME, Local American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, National Society of Hospital Medicine SPARK ONE Self-Assessment Tool, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dingfield is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Dingfield L, Kayser J: Topics in Practice Management: Integrating Advance Care Planning into Practice Chest 151 (6): 1387-1393,2017.

Haley E, Meisel D, Gitelman Y, Dingfield L, Casarett D, and O'Connor N: Electronic goals of care alerts: An innovative strategy to promote primary palliative care Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 53 (5): 932-937,2017.

Ganta N, Dingfield L, O'Connor N: SUPER: A new framework for goals of care communication. The SGIM Forum 40 (3): 2017.

Dingfield L, Kirkpatrick J, O'Connor N: Hospice Referral Patterns for Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD) Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Phoenix, AZ : 2017.

Dingfield L: High-Flow Nasal Cannula for Patients with Advanced Lung Disease at the End-of-Life Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Chicago, IL. : 2016.

Dingfield L, Bender L, Harris P, Newport K, Hoover-Regan M, Feudtner C, Clifford S, and Casarett D.: Comparison of Pediatric and Adult Hospice Patients Using Electronic Medical Record Data from 9 Hospices in the United States, 2008-2012 Journal of Palliative Medicine 18 (2): 120-126,2014.

Dingfield L, Bender L, and Feudtner C.: How are Pediatric Hospice Patients Different Than Adults? Results of a Multicenter Cohort Study. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. San Diego, CA : 2014.

Dingfield L, Friedland A.: A Case of a Young Adult with Myelomeningocele: A Transition to Adult Healthcare The SGIM Forum, Morning Report. 36 : 3,2013.

Dingfield L, Ruffolo S, Szalda D, and Wallis E.: Characteristics of Participants in a Mentored Transition Program for Chronically Ill Teens. Poster presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. : 2012.

Dingfield L, Boland B, and Wright C.: Use of Advance Directives in an Elderly Home-Bound Population. Poster Presentation, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL : 2012.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104