Laura J. Schaben, M.D. Dr.
Laura Schaben comes to Bend Neurological Associates from
the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center of Oregon at Oregon
Health & Science University where she served as
instructor and post doctorate fellow in MS research and
specialty care. Dr. Schaben is a member of the American
Academy of Neurology, the Consortium of MS Centers and
has been awarded a Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship
from the National MS Society.
A Nebraska native, Dr. Schaben returned to her home
state for medical school at the University of Nebraska
Medical Center after obtaining her bachelors degree in
biology at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. Her
family enjoyed four years in St. Louis while she
completed her medical internship and neurology residency
training at St. Louis University Hospital. Motivated by
her experiences with patients and by the rapidly
evolving pace of MS research, Dr. Schaben sought out the
opportunity to further hone her MS clinical expertise
and to participate in research and education efforts
through an academic fellowship position. Because of the
exceptional opportunities at OHSU, Dr. Schaben and her
family made their move to Oregon in 2004. Upon
completion of her fellowship, Dr. Schaben sought a
position that would allow her to provide both general
neurology and MS subspecialty patient care, maintain a
research connection to OHSU and keep her family close to
the mountains, which they had come to enjoy so much. She
found a perfect fit in Bend.
Dr Schaben moved to Bend in 2006 with her husband and
two young sons. She evaluates and treats disorders of
the nervous system with an 'evidence based medicine'
approach, using the best available medical evidence,
plus an understanding of each patient's unique biology,
values, and circumstances to help patients make sound
decisions about their health care.