Laura Tyrrell, MD - Pediatric Hematologist

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist


Get to know Dr. Tyrrell

Dr. Tyrrell is a board-certified Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist at the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC).

Education & Training

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School | MD
  • The Ohio State University | MA.Ed
  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems | Pediatric Residency
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Pediatric Hematology-Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics | Hematology-Oncology
  • Indiana State Medical License
  • Ohio State Medical License

Societies & Honors

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology | Medical Educators Institute Recipient
  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society
  • Association for Medical Education in Europe
  • Children’s Hospital of Richmond | Emily Gardner Chief Resident Award

Expertise & Special Interests

  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia and other Hemoglobinopathies
  • Red blood cell membrane disorders
  • Nutritional anemias
  • Medical education

Hospital Affiliations

  • Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Fishers
  • St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital
  • St. Vincent Heart Center
  • Indiana University Health Riley Children’s Hospital
  • Indiana University Health North
  • Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
  • Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital
  • Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital

"I feel very fortunate that I get to come to work every day and care for these amazing kids, while surrounded by other IHTC team members who are just as passionate about their work as I am."


ACGME Milestone Scores in Pediatrics: Pilot Study Exploring the Relationship between Residency and Early Fellowship Scores. Acad Pediatr. Aug 4;S1876-2859(22)00308-4. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2022.06.015. 2022. Tyrrell LJ, Stanek JR, Stewart C, Reed S.

Enoxaparin Dose Requirements to Achieve Therapeutic Low-molecular-weight Heparin Anti-factor Xa Levels in Infants and Young Children. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Oct 1;43(7):e946-e950. 2021. Wysocky EL, Kuhn A, Steinbrenner J, Tyrrell L, Abdel-Rasoul M, Dunn A, Cloyd C.

Morphologic changes in red blood cells: An illustrated review of clinically important light microscopic findings. Malays J Pathol. Aug;43(2):219-239. 2021. Tyrrell L, Rose G, Shukri A, Kahwash SB.

A short interview with Laura Tyrrell, MD - Pediatric Hematologist

What do you like about IHTC and its approach to care?

The comprehensive, personalized approach to care at IHTC aims to support the whole person. At IHTC, patients are seen as more than just their disease. One of the other things that attracted me to IHTC is the culture of innovative, collaborative, evidence-based reasoning to address the unique issues that our patients face.

What inspires you about your work?

Witnessing the strength and resilience of my patients and their families is always a humbling and inspiring experience. I feel very fortunate that I get to come to work every day and care for these amazing kids, while surrounded by other IHTC team members who are just as passionate about their work as I am. This is also an exciting time in the field of pediatric hematology. It’s motivating to see how all the new discoveries over the last decade have improved the lives of people with blood disorders.

What do you hope to accomplish for patients?

It sounds simple, but I truly hope to do everything in my power to help my patients live happy, healthy lives. Preventing disease complications by delivering the best possible care is always the goal. I hope people leave each clinic visit feeling heard, informed, supported, and empowered. I want my patients and their families to see themselves as part of their own healthcare team, all working towards a common goal.