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. 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 joined the UT Southwestern division of neonatal-perinatal medicine in August 2016.  

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 transition program that will streamline the discharge and follow up process, as well as incorporate the innovative use of various 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 positive sensory experiences. Dr. Rubinos is also active in graduate and undergraduate medical education curricular development, serves as a faculty mentor for the UTSW chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association and the Future Doctors Pipeline Program, and is a dean appointed member of the UTSW medical school admissions committee.


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

Research Interest

  • Improving parental readiness at discharge
  • Increasing discharge efficiency and follow up rates for the medically complex NICU patient
  • Optimizing the NICU environment to promote early brain and language development
  • Standardization of pain and sedation evaluation and management in the NICU


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Flipping the classroom: a national pilot curriculum for physiology in neonatal-perinatal medicine.
French H, Gray M, Gillam-Krakauer M, Bonachea EM, Carbajal M, Payne A, Vasquez MM, Rubinos L, Falck A, Izatt S, Dadiz R, J Perinatol 2018 Oct 38 10 1420-1427
'The story behind NICU reading programs'.
Rubinos LH, Brown M, Bahrami L, Christ L, Hurt H J Perinatol 2016 Nov 36 11 930-931
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

  • Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium Transition to Home Focus Group, Co-Chair (2018)
  • Training and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) (2016)
  • American Board of Pediatrics Exam Writing Committee (2015)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (2015)
  • Training and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) (2014-2016)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2013)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2013)
  • Texas Medical Association (2008)