David M. Axelrod, MD

David M. Axelrod, MD

Cardiologist, Pediatrician, Critical care specialist

Bio:   I am a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine an attending physician in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at LPCH Stanford where I care for children with critical congenital and acquired cardiac disease. I have a passion for educating and training nurses, students, and residents/fellows, especially with advanced educational programs in virtual reality. I am the lead medical advisor at Lighthaus, Inc. and co-created The Stanford Virtual Heart, a congenital heart disease virtual reality educational experience, and I'm now collaborating with Stanford's engineers and educators to develop the next generation of VR/AR based cardiovascular educational and clinical tools.

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship (2011) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship (2009) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Pediatric Residency (2005) CA
  • Internship: UCSF Pediatric Residency (2003) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics (2010)
  • Medical Education: Ohio State University (2002) OH

Honors & Awards

  • Clinical Award of Excellence: Junior Faculty, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Department of Pediatrics (2015)
  • Stanford “Stole of Gratitude” for faculty member most influential, Stanford Pediatric Cardiology fellows’ training (2015)

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