L.A. McKeown is a Senior Medical Journalist for TCTMD, the Section Editor of CV Team Forum, and Senior Medical Editor/Writer for CRF. Her 2021 feature story on racial disparities in the cath lab won a Gold Digital Health Award. Laura has over 20 years of experience as a clinical and consumer medical writer for many publications, websites, and organizations, including Medical Tribune, WebMD, MSNBC, Reuters Health, the American Lung Association, the North American Menopause Society, and New York Medical College. In addition, she has extensive experience in medical education, including serving as managing editor of a series of patient education videos under former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD. She earned a BS in Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University.