Dr. Lauren Wood Thum grew up in Newport News, Virginia. She received both her undergraduate degree with distinction and medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her urology residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles as a member of the inaugural residency class. She joined Urology Specialists in 2018 after completing a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. She is board eligible in both urology and FPMRS. Her interests include playing football, exercising, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband and three German Shepherds.