Laura Q.M. Chow, MD, FRCPC

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Laura Q.M. Chow, MD


Catonese, Conversational French


The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, MD


Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Fellowship, Medical Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Fellowship, Lung Cancer and New Drug Development Clinical Trials, University of Colorado

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Laura Q.M. Chow, MD, FRCPC, is a board-certified medical oncologist in UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes. She is also a part of both UT Health Austin’s Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction care team and UT Health Austin’s CaLM Care Team. With more than 15 years of experience, she specializes in head and neck cancers, thyroid cancer, and lung cancers. Additionally, Dr. Chow is a professor and serves as the Associate Chair of Education for the Dell Medical School Department of Oncology. She also serves as both the Associate Director of Clinical Research and the Director of Lung, Head, and Neck & Clinical Immunotherapy Programs for the Dell Medical School Livestrong Cancer Institutes.

Dr. Chow earned her medical degree from The University of British Columbia. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Alberta and a fellowship in medical oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. She became a licensed Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in internal medicine and oncology before pursuing a specialized lung cancer and new drug development clinical trials fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Chow has extensive clinical trial experience as well as a strong background in clinical pharmacology, therapeutics, and developmental therapeutics. She is both nationally and internationally known for her research, which focuses on novel therapeutics and early phase clinical trials, immunotherapy and head and neck cancers, thyroid cancers, and lung cancers. She has helped develop and bring forth many novel drugs, including the PD-1 immune-checkpoint inhibitors, into regulatory approval as standard-of-care treatments for head and neck cancers and lung cancer. She also has been the lead principal investigator of over 40 early phase thoracic and head and neck cancer trials with over 65 publications in high-impact journals.


  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuroendocrine cancers of the lung
  • Salivary gland
  • Squamous cell cancers
  • Thoracic non-small cell and small cell lung cancer
  • Thymoma/thymic carcinoma

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Research and Development Award, Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists



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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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