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David N. Cornfield

Academic Appointments

  • Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Pediatric Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic 770 Welch Rd Ste 380 MC 5882 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 724-4788 Fax (650) 497-8791
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Administrative Contact
    Abhi Singh Assistant to Dr. David N. Cornfield Tel Work 650-725-6589
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


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.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Pulmonary Med
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Pediatric Pulmonary

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Research, University of Minnesota Medical School (2004 - 2005)
  • Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics University of Minnesota (2003 - 2004)
  • Director-Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology, Stanford (2006 - present)
  • Division Director-Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Stanford (2007 - present)
  • Division Director-Pulmonary Medicine, Stanford (2006 - present)
  • Fellowship Director_Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Stanford (2007 - present)
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Honors and Awards

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

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Pediatrics 2020, Federation of Pediatric Organizations (2012 - present)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics (1994)
Residency: Children's Mercy Hospital MO (1989)
Fellowship: Children's Hospital-Denver CO (1993)
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 MO (1987)
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Research & Scholarship






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