Lauren Southerland

Lauren Southerland, MD

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept

614-293-8305 Appointments cannot be scheduled directly with this provider.

About Me

As an emergency medicine physician, I chose to specialize in geriatrics because I’m passionate about helping older adults maintain healthy, independent lives.

My research is focused on finding strategies to continually advance this type of care. I’m currently studying how implementing geriatric screening tools into the Emergency Department can improve patient outcomes. I received funding through the National Institute on Aging for this research.

I’m the director of Clinical Research for Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In addition, I serve in the community as the medical representative for the Franklin County interdisciplinary team that’s focused on preventing elder abuse and neglect.

My role includes mentoring medical students and residents in emergency medicine research and geriatrics. I also work with graduate students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Aging.

Ohio State is a special place because we are always striving to refine our skills and improve patient care. It’s exciting to come to work every day and be part of one of the largest emergency medicine research groups in the country.

When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, camping and gardening with my husband and our four kids. I coach my kids’ science team and also love to read and often take advantage of the library’s e-book app!
  • 2018 Exceptional Physician Peer Award, OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • 2019 NIA K23 grant funding
  • 2019 Researcher of the Year Award, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • 2020 Columbus Business First “40 Under 40” Award

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Pain Management

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
8/9/2004 - 5/11/2008


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
6/23/2008 - 5/11/2010


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
6/23/2010 - 8/11/2011


William Beaumont Hospital of Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
9/1/2011 - 10/31/2012

Academic Information

My Department

Emergency Medicine

My Division

Emergency Medicine

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Southerland has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

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