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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Movement Disorders, 2016
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency, Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, 2014
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2011
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 2010
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • MD, 2009
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • BA, 2004
    Amherst College

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Child Neurology

National Provider ID: 1619107653


Laura Tochen, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist with additional expertise in movement disorders. She joined Children's National after completing a fellowship in movement disorders at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She treats children with tics, Tourette Syndrome, dystonia, ataxia, and chorea.

Dr. Tochen has a particular interest in the use of deep brain stimulation to treat pediatric movement disorders. Her research interests include investigating the anatomical mechanisms underlying movement disorders and improvements in treatment options. In her spare time, Dr. Tochen enjoys traveling and cooking.

Research & Publications

4.6 / 5 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 35 Patient/Family Ratings)

About Our Patient Satisfaction Scores

The main Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

The ratings below are the average of specific questions about interactions with the care provider.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • 4.6 / 5

    Care Provider explanations of prob/condition

  • 4.5 / 5

    Likelihood of recommending Care Provider