Laura Sanza, Ph.D., M.P.A.S., PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She has 20 years of experience as a PA in hematology and oncology.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Fordham University in 1984, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry at the UT Southwestern Medical Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1990. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant studies at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2000.

Her academic research in UT Southwestern's Cancer Immunobiology Center led her to seek a career in medicine and oncology. She worked on conformational requirements for ligand-receptor interactions in T-cell activation and in cell-adhesion from studies of peptide models.

She has been a PA at UT Southwestern since 2006, where her experience includes areas of benign and malignant hematology, bone marrow transplant, hospital oncology consultation, kidney cancer, and teaching at UTSW Allied Health School.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.