Laura E Heitsch, MD

Laura E Heitsch, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine & Neurology


  • BS: Biology, University of Illinois 1999
  • MD: University of Illinois College of Medicine 2005


  • Residency: Emergency medicine, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center 2009
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Emergency Medicine 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Emergency Medicine

Recent Publications

  1. Dhar R, Kumar A, Chen Y, Begunova Y, Olexa M, Prasad A, Carey G, Gonzalez I, Bhatia K, Hamed M, Heitsch L, Mainali S, Petersen N, Lee JM. Imaging biomarkers of cerebral edema automatically extracted from routine CT scans of large vessel occlusion strokes. J Neuroimaging. 2023 Apr 24. doi: 10.1111/jon.13109. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37095592
  2. Bui Q, Kumar A, Chen Y, Hamzehloo A, Heitsch L, Slowik A, Strbian D, Lee JM, Dhar R. CSF-Based Volumetric Imaging Biomarkers Highlight Incidence and Risk Factors for Cerebral Edema After Ischemic Stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2023 May 15. doi: 10.1007/s12028-023-01742-0. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37188885