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About Laura Toppen, DNP

Laura Toppen DNP, is a certified nurse practitioner who works in the lung cancer screening program. She has expertise and sub-specialty training in helping patients with cardiothoracic and vascular conditions.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Mrs. Toppen was a pulmonary and critical care nurse practitioner who cared for patients with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. She has also worked in an Intensive Care Unit, delivering holistic bedside nursing care to critically ill patients.

Mrs. Toppen earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice and bachelor's in nursing at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Besides holding a doctorate, Mrs. Toppen is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. She is also a registered nurse, RN, and is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and critical care.

Outside of work, she enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with family.

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For more information, see Lung Cancer.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Degree

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-04-18

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Conditions and Treatments

  • Lung Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted