1382-Hinkle, Laura

Laura J. Hinkle, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

CL 260
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
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Laura Hinkle received her MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine.  She stayed at Indiana University for her pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, serving as chief fellow during her final year of training before accepting a faculty position on completion of her fellowship.  She has been actively involved in medical education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels since her time as chief resident and has held several institutional leadership roles in this area.  She is currently the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and the Key Clinical Educator for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine.  She is actively engaged in medical education research and curriculum development and has won awards in these areas.  She is an active member of the American Thoracic Society and holds education focused leadership positions in this organization. 

Clinically, Dr. Hinkle has a special interest in sarcoidosis and interstitial lung disease.  She quickly recognized the need for a more comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to care of these patients and founded a sarcoidosis clinic at IU Health, which is the only World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases clinic in the state of Indiana. 

Key Publications

Nelson BA, Rama JA, Weiss P, Hinkle LJ. How and Why Trainees Choose a Career in Pediatric Pulmonology. A Qualitative Study. ATS Sch2020 Aug 5;1(4):372-383doi: 10.34197/ats-scholar.2020-0032OC. PubMed PMID: 33870308; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8015763.
Hinkle L, Carlos WG, Burkart KM, McCallister J, Bosslet G. What Do Program Directors Value in Personal Statements? A Qualitative Analysis. ATS Sch2020 Feb 21;1(1):44-54doi: 10.34197/ats-scholar.2019-0004OC. PubMed PMID: 33870268; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8043283.

Kassutto S, Seam N, Carlos WG, Kelm D, Kaul V, Stewart NH, Hinkle L. Twelve tips for conducting successful interprofessional teaching rounds. Med Teach2020 Jan;42(1):24-29doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1545086. Epub 2019 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 30707849.
Cochard E, Hinkle L. Gastrointestinal Disorders. In: Pasnick S, Poston J, Wang T, editors. ATS Review for the Critical Care Boards 1 ed. New York: American Thoracic Society; 2018. Chapter 5; p.334-378.
Hinkle LJ, Fettig LP, Carlos WG, Bosslet G. Twelve tips for just in time teaching of communication skills for difficult conversations in the clinical setting. Med Teach2017 Sep;39(9):920-925doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1333587. Epub 2017 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 28598711.
McSparron JI, Hayes MM, Poston JT, Thomson CC, Fessler HE, Stapleton RD, Carlos WG, Hinkle L, Liu K, Shieh S, Ali A, Rogers A, Shah NG, Slack D, Patel B, Wolfe K, Schweickert WD, Bakhru RN, Shin S, Sell RE, Luks AM. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part II. Adult Critical Care Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc2016 May;13(5):731-40doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201601-050CME. PubMed PMID: 27144797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5461968.
Hinkle LJ, Bosslet GT, Torke AM. Factors associated with family satisfaction with end-of-life care in the ICU: a systematic review. Chest2015 Jan;147(1):82-93doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1098. Review. PubMed PMID: 25103451.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Key Clinical Educator
  • Co-Assistant Program Director, Fellowship-PulmCC

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