Dr. Laura McClendon was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M University in 1999 and briefly worked in public relations before returning to Texas to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. McClendon attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She completed pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center Dallas in 2009 and worked in the Newborn Nursery at Parkland Memorial Hospital for three years. Dr. McClendon is especially interested in newborn care, breastfeeding & lactation support, and medical education.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, traveling, scuba diving, cooking, and playing with her dog, Daisy.