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Laura Hoeksema, MD, MPH

Laura Hoeksema, MD, MPH
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Department Palliative and Supportive Care
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Treatment & Services

  • End-of-Life Care
  • Hospice Care
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About Laura Hoeksema, MD, MPH

Laura Hoeksema, MD, MPH is the Medical Director for Cleveland Clinic Hospice and a staff physician in the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care with a joint appointment in the Center for Bioethics. She specializes in caring for individuals near the end of life, where she works alongside members of the interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers and chaplains to provide comprehensive care to patients and support to their loved ones.  Her mission is to attend to suffering at the end of life for patients and their families.  She is leading the interdisciplinary team that created Emerge Stronger, a peer support program for all Cleveland Clinic caregivers impacted by unanticipated and adverse clinical events.

Dr. Hoeksema graduated from Albany Medical College and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut.  She completed fellowship training in Patient Safety at the VA National Center for Patient Safety and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital and earned a Masters in Bioethics from Trinity Graduate School and a Masters in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health.  She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a certified grief counselor. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Henry Ford Hospital
Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Fellowship - VA National Center for Patient Safety
Research- Patient Safety
Ann Arbor, MI

Graduate School - Yale School of Public Health
Masters in Public Health
New Haven, CT

Residency - Griffin Hospital
Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine
Derby, CT

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

Graduate School - Trinity Graduate School
Deerfield, IL

Undergraduate - Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL


  • Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year as voted by Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellow class of 2015-2016
  • Cleveland Clinic Center for Connected Care 2017 Professional of the Year
  • Gita Gidwani Mid-Career Leadership Development Scholarship 2021
  • Cleveland Magazine, Best Doctors, 2022
  • Cleveland Clinic Nightingale Physician Collaboration Award from the Nursing Institute, 2022

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2024, Dr. Hoeksema has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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