Dr. Lauren Mickey joined Children’s Medical Center in August 2020.
She was born and raised in North Carolina. By 8th grade she was telling her parents that she wanted to be a pediatrician when she grew up. To turn that dream into a reality, she attended the University of North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!) for undergrad and medical school, graduating in 2017.
Dr. Lauren then moved to Denver, CO to complete her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado. With a stroke of great fortune, she was paired with Children’s Medical Center as her continuity clinic, so from the very beginning of her training, she learned from the incredible CMC patients and physicians. During her time in residency, she developed an interest in nutrition which led her to create and implement a nutrition elective for her fellow residents. Dr. Lauren’s goal with the elective was to increase resident knowledge about nutrition as well as food resources for patients and families within the greater Denver community. Even though Dr. Lauren is done with residency, the elective continues at CHCO and she continues to be involved.
Dr. Lauren and her husband quickly adapted to the mountains, lack of humidity, and abundance of good food here in Colorado. She is excited to be settling down here and continuing her journey at CMC! Dr. Lauren’s clinical interests include nutrition and child safety. When she’s not working, Dr. Lauren loves spending time with her husband. Some of their favorite activities together include hiking, going out to eat, and traveling. In her free time she also enjoys Zumba, yoga, fantasy football, UNC sports, and reading.