Pediatric Residency – Orlando Regional Healthcare
Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL

Medical Doctorate
Wake Forest University
School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Personal Affiliations:
Member of the:
American Academy of Pediatrics (A.A.P.)
Georgia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards: 
Today’s Hospitalist Magazine Editorial Board Member (2009-2013),

Earl J. Frederick Winner as part of EMR Phase 2B CPOE team,

North Carolina State University Caldwell Scholar

Selected as one of the 40 Under 40 Georgia Muslims by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta (2016)

Community Service:
Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
Chicago Chapter Board Member

Palestine Children’s relief Fund
Neurosurgery/Pediatric Critical Care Mission

American Medical Association Students Teaching Early Prevention Coordinator

American Medical Association Sun Safety Outreach Program

English (fluent), Arabic (Fluent), Spanish (knowledge)

Laura Badwan, M.D.

From the age of 3, Dr. Badwan remembers wanting to be a doctor. As a little girl she would pretend to be a doctor, with her father being her best patient! Born and raised in North Carolina, Dr. Badwan graduated Summa Cum Laude from NC State University with a B.S. in Zoology.  In 2002, she received her medical doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She has been a faculty member at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and spent much of her early career teaching residents and leading a large group of physicians. She has experience working in the pediatric intensive care unit, sedation unit and general pediatric inpatient hospital wards. Dr. Badwan continued her leadership involvement in hospital wide committees which included safety and quality initiatives and launching electronic medical records (EMR). Upon moving to Georgia in 2013, Dr. Badwan worked as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite. A desire to have more continuity with her patients and improved work/life balance brought Dr. Badwan to East Cobb Pediatrics.

Dr. Badwan is a mother of 3 young boys and is married to Dr. Ahmad Khaldi. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hanging out with her boys, sporting events and volunteering with various local organizations. Dr. Badwan and her husband also lend some of their summers to providing medical care to children in need in the Middle East.

Office Hours

Marietta Office:

Mon-Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fridays 8:00am - 4:00pm

We are now offering Saturday walk in visits, for sick established patients (from both offices), at our Marietta location from 8:15am-10:30am

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Kennesaw Office:

Mon-Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fridays 8:00am - 4:00pm

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