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Laura Suarez Pardo, M.D.

  1. Psychiatrist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Laura Suarez Pardo, M.D., is a board-certified Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist with expertise in the impact of psychiatric illness in the adjustment and trajectory of patients with chronic medical illnesses, mainly psychocardiology. She is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Suarez Pardo obtained her medical degree from Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. She completed psychiatry residency and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Suarez Pardo has also dedicated time in research, as a research trainee at the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, continuing Psychocardiology research during residency and fellowship, followed by completion of the Mayo Clinic Clinician-Investigator Training program.

Dr. Suarez Pardo's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of patients with medical conditions and comorbid psychiatric illnesses, with a primary focus on patients with cardiovascular disease. Her research interests include: characterization of psychological distress in patients with cardiovascular disease, development of accurate screening and diagnostic tools, psychiatric interventions to improve patients' mental and cardiovascular health and outcomes, and inclusive research that applies current psychocardiology work to ethnic, racial, and gender underrepresented populations, addressing the impact of societal and structural barriers on mental and general health.

Psychocardiology — psychosocial distress and psychiatric illness are prevalent in patients with cardiovascular disease, and evidence suggests that they can impact one's recovery from illness. Dr. Suarez Pardo is interested in examining the overlap between psychiatric illness and distress and cardiovascular disease hoping to improve adherence to treatment recommendations and lifestyle changes, quality of life, and illness outcomes.

  1. 2022
    Clinician Investigator Fellow - Clinician Investigator Training Program (CITP)Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
  2. 2020
    Fellow - Consultation-Liaison PsychiatryDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
  3. 2019
    Resident - PsychiatryDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
  4. 2015
    Research Fellowship - Cardiac Psychiatry Research ProgramMassachusetts General Hospital
  5. 2008
    MD - General Medical EducationPontificia Universidad Javeriana


  1. 2021
    Consultation-Liaison PsychiatryAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  2. 2019
    PsychiatryAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Distinguished Service for Diversity and Inclusion in EducationDepartment of Psychiatry & Psychology
  2. 2020
    The Laughlin Fellowship ProgramAmerican College of Psychiatrists
  3. 2019
    William Webb Fellowship ProgramAcademy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  4. 2019
    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  5. 2018
    AAGP Honors Scholars ProgramAmerican Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Member and Co-ChairAcademy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) Hispano-American Special Interest Group
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberAcademy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Psychiatric Association