Fellow Spotlight: Megan McLaughlin, MD

Dr Megan McLaughlin
Photo credit: Cindy Chew

Megan McLaughlin, MD, MPH, grew up near Los Angeles and attended Yale University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and master’s in public health. She was a research assistant with Partners in Health Lesotho, then was a Fulbright Scholar in Guangzhou, China, serving as a patient navigator and conducting interviews with African migrants in Mandarin and English about their experiences with the health care system.  She completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and internal medicine residency at UCSF.

Dr. McLaughlin fell in love with cardiac physiology, and during residency she conducted research with Priscilla Hsue, MD, a cardiologist based at Zuckerberg San Francisco Hospital (ZSFG) who specializes in cardiovascular complications of HIV.

So far during fellowship, she has enjoyed the camaraderie of the cardiac catheterization lab and the breadth of clinical experiences at ZSFG. “I absolutely adore my co-fellows, and our program does an amazing job of selecting people who are incredibly smart and accomplished, yet also humble and supportive,” said Dr. McLaughlin.

She is drawn to general cardiology and advanced echocardiography, and is interested in helping shape domestic and global health policy. Dr. McLaughlin is also excited to collaborate with UCSF infectious disease experts on global health research with a cardiology focus. She loves cooking, spin classes, and cultivating her succulent garden.