David N. Cornfield


Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
Bio:   A physician scientist, Dr. Cornfield is actively engaged in clinical medicine, teaching and research. In clinical arena, Dr. Cornfield is a Pediatrician with an active practice in both Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In the research arena, Dr. Cornfield's lab addresses several large thematic issues. The areas of concentration include: (i) regulation of pulmonary vascular tone; (ii) oxygen sensing in the lung; (iii) biological determinants of preterm labor focusing on myometrial smooth muscle cells; (iv) developmental regulation of barrier function in the lung; and (v) the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in lung development. In addition, there is an active translational research component.

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics (1994)
  • Residency: Children's Mercy Hospital (1989) MO
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital-Denver (1993) CO
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics (1996)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (1996)
  • Internship: Children's Mercy Hospital (1987) MO
  • Medical Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School (1986) WI

Honors & Awards

  • President, Society for Pediatric Research (2009-2010)
  • Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, Stanford University (2006-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Pediatrics (2010-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Physiology-Lung, Cell and Mol Physiology (2008-present)
  • Study Section Member-RIBT, NIH (2009-present)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies-Steering Committee, PAS (2010-present)

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director_Respiratory Therapy, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2010 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director_Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Stanford (2007 - Present)
  • Division Director-Pulmonary Medicine, Stanford (2006 - Present)
  • Division Director-Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Stanford (2007 - Present)
  • Director-Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology, Stanford (2006 - Present)
  • Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota (2003 - 2004)
  • Associate Dean for Research, University of Minnesota Medical School (2004 - 2005)

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