Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Laura H. Rubinos completed her medical school education and pediatric residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After graduating from residency, Dr. Rubinos became an attending physician at Texas Children’s and Ben Taub General Hospital, where she managed patients in the newborn nursery and the level II neonatal intensive care unit. Dr. Rubinos moved to Philadelphia in 2013, where she subsequently completed her fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She now joins UT Southwestern as an assistant professor in the division of neonatal-perinatal medicine.  

Dr. Rubinos’ clinical and research interests reflect her passion in advocating for vulnerable populations and addressing health disparities. Her main focus is developing an ICU to home transitional program that will streamline the discharge and follow up process, as well as incorporate innovative use of simulation and other educational modalities to improve parental comfort and competence in caring for medically complex patients. Her other interests include optimizing the NICU environment in ways that will foster healthy early brain and language development through family centered care. Dr. Rubinos is also active in graduate medical education curricular development and holds leadership positions in various professional organizations.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2009)
Baylor College of Medicine (2012), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2016), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Innovative uses in simulation technology for parental education
    • Optimizing the NICU environment to promote early brain and language development


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    BMP promotes motility and represses growth of smooth muscle cells by activation of tandem Wnt pathways.
    Perez VA, Ali Z, Alastalo TP, Ikeno F, Sawada H, Lai YJ, Kleisli T, Spiekerkoetter E, Qu X, Rubinos LH, Ashley E, Amieva M, Dedhar S, Rabinovitch M J. Cell Biol. 2011 Jan 192 1 171-88
    Hypoxia Results in Exacerbation of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Male Mice with Deletion of PPAR-g in Smooth Muscle Cells but Females are Protected by Adiponectin Mediated Induction of PPAR-a
    Rubinos L, Guignabert C, De Jesus-Perez V, Rabinovitch M Circulation 2007 16 Supplements 116 194-195

    Honors & Awards

    • March of Dimes Advocacy Grant Award
      “Promoting Early Brain Development for Premature Infants through Reading” (2016)
    • Community Advocacy Award
      Rotary Club of Philadelphia (2015)
    • Outstanding Teaching by a Fellow in Neonatology
      Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2015-2016)
    • Rotary Foundation Community Advocacy Grant Award
      “Babies and Books: Early Language Development NICU Reading Program” (2015-2016)
    • Society for Pediatric Research Trainee Fellowship Award
      Children's Hospital Boston (2008)
    • Houston Hispanic American Medical Association Exemplary Leadership Award
    • Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellowship
      Stanford University School of Medicine (2006-2007)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Board of Pediatrics Exam Writing Committee (2015)
    • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
    • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2015)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2013)
    • Society for Pediatric Research (2013)
    • Texas Medical Association (2008)
    • Training and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN), Executive Council; Advocacy Committee Chair (2016), District III Fellow Representative (2014-2016)