Andrea M. Lauffer, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor
Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship


Clinical Interests



Dr. Lauffer is dual board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics with a focused clinical practice in hospital medicine. She currently serves as associate fellowship director of the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship program, the MS-4 sub-I director for pediatrics, the director of advocacy for the department of pediatrics and chief health officer of Cabell County Schools. Her research interests include infant safe sleep, increasing participation in pediatric advocacy efforts amongst students, residents and faculty, and quality improvement projects in the field of pediatric hospital medicine.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Residency: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine - internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Huntington, W.Va.)

Honors & Memberships

  • 2021 Advocate of the Year, WV Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2022 Healthcare Hero, WV Living Magazine
  • Chairperson, Women in Medicine and Science Committee, Marshall University
  • Executive Committee Member, WV Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Peer Reviewer, Marshall Journal of Medicine
  • President-elect, WV Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine


  • Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine
  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty certification in Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Lauffer A, Lanata MM, Giovannone F, Flesher S, Kilgore JT. 2023. Bilious Worm Emesis Secondary to Intestinal Helminthic Infection. J Pediatr. 2023 7 1;113587.
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Lauffer A. 2019. Ode to the Opioid 2019, Winter, 82 (1): 45.

Lauffer A. 2018. Going Beyond The Final Impression With Radiologic Data In The Era Of Clerical Medicine: A Case Report Of Coronary Artery Disease Found Incidentally On Computed Tomography 2018 Apr; 4(2)

Lauffer A, Lutz P, Flesher SL. 2018. Baylisascaris Procyonis Exposure Case Study. W V Med J. 2018 1 26;112(6):32-3.
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Lauffer A, McComas C, Shorman M. 2016. An unusual case of Escherichia coli meningitis and bacteremia in an elderly woman presenting with intractable low back pain 2016; Volume 2; Issue 4