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Dr. Rosenfeld attended college at Emory University and graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his general training in Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also was Chief Resident. He then spent a year as a Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow with Amile Scarpelli, MD, PhD at Albert Einstein, followed by 2 years in the Perinatal Research Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center under the mentoring of Frederick Battaglia, MD and Giacomo Meschia, MD. After joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1973, Dr. Rosenfeld established a perinatal biology laboratory for the study of cardiovascular changes in pregnancy, and in particular, the study of uteroplacental and umbilicoplacental blood flows. He has received nearly continuous funding from NIH for his studies of the mother and fetus for 39 years, as well as other grants, making contributions to our understanding of cardiovascular changes in pregnancy and during fetal and neonatal development. He was the Director of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine for nearly 35 years and has provided research training and mentoring for more than 15 fellows in his specialty, 5 in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and numerous postdoctoral and medical students. His publication record exceeds 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in several textbooks. Dr. Rosenfeld was the 2005 recipient of the Founders Award given by the Southern Society for Pediatric Research for his research contributions to child health and was elected a Fellow in the Section of Heart and Circulatory Physiology, American Physiological Society in 2005.


Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (1966)
Yale-New Haven Hospital (1967), Pediatrics
Albert Einstein Medical Center (1969), Pediatrics
Albert Einstein Medical Center (1970), Pediatrics
Bronx Municipal Hospital Ctr. (1971), Cardiopulmonary
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1973), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Fetal Growth, Effects on Adult Disease
  • Infection & Diagnosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Closure
  • Placenta Blood Flow Regulation
  • Research Interest

    • Blood pressure regulation before and after birth
    • Cardiovascular role of estrogen in pregnancy
    • Development of the renin-angiotensin system
    • Mechanisms modulating uteroplacental blood flow


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    Biomarkers of Adiposity Are Elevated in Preterm Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants at 1, 2 and 3 Years of Age.
    Duncan AF, Frankfurt JA, Heyne RJ, Rosenfeld CR Pediatr. Res. 2017 Jan
    Growth Outcomes of Preterm Infants Exposed to Different Oxygen Saturation Target Ranges from Birth.
    Navarrete CT, Wrage LA, Carlo WA, Walsh MC, Rich W, Gantz MG, Das A, Schibler K, Newman NS, Piazza AJ, Poindexter BB, Shankaran S, Sánchez PJ, Morris BH, Frantz ID, Van Meurs KP, Cotten CM, Ehrenkranz RA, Bell EF, Watterberg KL, Higgins RD, Duara S J. Pediatr. 2016 Jun
    Chorioamnionitis and Culture-Confirmed, Early-Onset Neonatal Infections.
    Wortham JM, Hansen NI, Schrag SJ, Hale E, Van Meurs K, Sánchez PJ, Cantey JB, Faix R, Poindexter B, Goldberg R, Bizzarro M, Frantz I, Das A, Benitz WE, Shane AL, Higgins R, Stoll BJ Pediatrics 2015 Dec
    Placental Pathology is Associated with Severity of Neonatal Encephalopathy and Adverse Developmental Outcomes following Hypothermia.
    Mir IN, Johnson-Welch SF, Nelson DB, Brown LS, Rosenfeld CR, Chalak LF Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2015 Sep


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    Honors & Awards

    • Top Doctors
      Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. (2014)
    • Top Doctors
      US News & World Report (2012)
    • Student Teaching Award, Senior Acute Care Medicine
      UT Southwestern Medical School (2008)
    • Legends Award for Outstanding Service
      Parkland Memorial Hospital (2007)
    • SSPR Founders Award
      Recognition for research contributing to improving child health, Southern Society of Pediatric Research (2005)
    • Who's Who in America
    • Associate Editor, Reproductive Sciences (JSGI)
      Appointed to the initial Editorial Board; evaluating basic research (1993)
    • George L. Mac Gregor Professorship of Pediatrics
      Recognition for research contributions in Perinatal Medicine (1993)
    • Associate Editor, Early Human Development
      Responsible for all manuscripts in the Americas (1986)
    • Perinatal Research Society
      Recognition for contributions to studies in pregnancy and development (1981)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Pediatric Program Directors (2008)
    • American Heart Association (1999)
    • American Physiologic Society (1985)
    • American Pediatric Society (1983)
    • Perinatal Research Society (1981)
    • Society for Gynecologic Investigation (1978)
    • Society for Pediatric Research (1977)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (1976)