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Laura S. Pare, MD
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Laura S. Pare, MD

(707) 268-0190
Primary Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group

Primary Office

St. Joseph Health Medical Group
2675 Harris St
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 268-0190
(707) 269-3791
Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Physician Bio

Dr. Laura Paré is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Humboldt Medical Specialists in Eureka California, who specializes in: minimally invasive spine surgery, spine tumor surgery, complex spine surgery, brain tumor surgery, and brain and spinal trauma.

Dr. Paré provides individualized patient care by performing a detailed medical history and a thorough neurological and spine examination, carefully reviewing the patient’s x-rays, CT scans or MRIs, and then explaining her assessment to the patient. Consideration of a patient’s wants, needs and preferences for treatment is an integral part of the discussion. Dr. Paré then discusses an individualized plan with the patient. If surgery is an option, different types of procedures are discussed, along with the risks and benefits of each, followed by a recommendation for the patient.


  • Medical School:
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - Chicago, IL - 1985
  • Internship:
    University of Chicago - Chicago, IL - 1986
  • Residency:
    University of Montreal , Canada - 1991
  • Fellowship:
    UCLA - Los Angeles, CA - 1997
  • Board Certified in Neurosurgery


Re-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 2010-2019
Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, 1999-2009
F.R.C.S(C), Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1997
Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Neurosurgery, 1997
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1986


  • America's Top Surgeons - 2010
  • Who's Who in America's Doctors - 2009
  • First Place, Scientific E-poster, AANS - 2009
  • Southern California Super Doctors, Los Angeles - 2008
  • Orange County Physician of Excellence - 2008
  • Top Doctors in California - 2008
  • Orange County Best Doctor Award - 2007
  • Donaghie Prize in Cerebrovascular Research - 1991
  • Ronald P. Mackay Award from the AAN - 1984
  • English Speaking Union Scholarship, NHIN,England - 1984
  • Commended for Excellence in Scholarship - 1980
  • Dean's Honor List, UC San Diego, CA - 1979
  • Valedictorian, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA - 1978

Areas of Interest

Subspecialty interest:
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Spine tumor surgery
Complex spine surgery
Brain tumor surgery
Brain and spinal trauma
Chiari malformation