Department of Medicine
Laura Frye’s clinical research is focused on benign airway disease, particularly with regard to airway complications following lung transplantation, and airway disease that is associated with rheumatologic conditions.
Frye received a BA from New York University, followed by an MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. While in medical school, she received the Student Award for Service to the Kansas City community and beyond and the Norge W. Jerome Preventive Medicine Excellence Award. She was also active in the American Medical Student Association, serving as president of the Kansas City chapter, legislative representative, and regional trustee, and contributing to its bimonthly magazine, The New Physician. In addition, she was involved with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations. She then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and was honored with the Milton McGreevy Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine. She also completed pulmonary and critical care fellowships, as well as training in advanced lung disease, at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she finished an interventional pulmonary fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.