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Lauren Godby, CPNP-PC

Languages:
English
Specialty/Profession:
Hematology and Oncology
Board Certifications:
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Solid tumors, leukemia, palliative care
Education:
Undergraduate - James Madison University (2010)
Medical School - Drexel University (2018)
Awards & Recognition:
Certified Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurse (2014)
Clinic Locations: Falls Church
Where did you grow up?
Roanoke, Virginia.
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
After dealing with my own medical problems as a child, I became very interested in the human body and how it works. I also wanted to provide support and comfort to those who are sick, much like the wonderful doctors and nurses who took care of me did! I chose hematology and oncology because the patients and families I work with are resilient! I also enjoy the ongoing research in this field.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have been in the DC area for 6 years now. I love going to new restaurants, vineyards, and museums. I love the Air and Space Museum!
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Reading, listening to music, arts/crafts, watching the Steelers, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
Graduating from Drexel with my master’s degree!
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would be a musician. I can’t sing, but I played the flute growing up. I love all types of music!