Amy I. Laughlin, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer and cancer genetics and high-risk care at the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. She uses her experience to help patients and their families understand the potential risks of hereditary cancer and benefits of genetic testing, so they can make informed healthcare decisions. She is committed to providing exceptional breast cancer care with compassion towards her patients and their families. Dr. Laughlin leads the Cancer Institute’s Quality program in her mission to improve cancer care delivery across the center and nationally.
Proactive Cancer Care
As a cancer specialist, Dr. Laughlin understands how important genetic testing is for patients who want to know their risk for developing hereditary cancer, so they can seek proactive care. Some of the services she and the Cancer Genetics and High Risk Care Center’s team provide include:
- Review of personal and family medical history
- Assessment and explanation of the risk for hereditary forms of cancer
- Information about the benefits, risks and limitations of genetic testing
- Interpretation of genetic test results and explanation of what they mean
Breast Cancer Care
- Creating a personalized treatment plan based on the features of your cancer and your personal values
- Collaboration with your multidisciplinary team of specialists
- Support throughout your cancer journey
Dr. Laughlin’s Training
Dr. Laughlin earned her medical degree from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where she received the prestigious Order of Pegasus award. She then pursued postdoctoral training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, completing her internship and residency in medicine and participating in the healthcare leadership and quality track. Dr. Laughlin remained at the University of Pennsylvania for her hematology and oncology fellowship and attained a master of science in health policy research as well as Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety fellowship. She was recognized by the Richard P. Shannon Award for Outstanding Leadership in quality and safety.
About Dr. Laughlin
Active in her profession, her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at national meetings. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Prior to attending college, Dr. Laughlin was a figure skater and was recognized by United States Figure Skating Association as a senior level lady, the organization’s highest test level. She went on to serve as an Ice Skating Institute coach and silver level judge.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Laughlin was a recipient of the Rollins College Cornell Scholarship, which is awarded to only 10 students each year. While at Rollins, she was a member of the honors program and graduated summa cum laude.