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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. He received a 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and was awarded Emeritus by the University of Texas March 2019.

Education

Medical School
Emory University (1966)

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

Publications

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Childhood outcomes after hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy.
Shankaran S, Pappas A, McDonald SA, Vohr BR, Hintz SR, Yolton K, Gustafson KE, Leach TM, Green C, Bara R, Petrie Huitema CM, Ehrenkranz RA, Tyson JE, Das A, Hammond J, Peralta-Carcelen M, Evans PW, Heyne RJ, Wilson-Costello DE, Vaucher YE, Bauer CR, Dusick AM, Adams-Chapman I, Goldstein RF, Guillet R, Papile LA, Higgins RD N. Engl. J. Med. 2012 May 366 22 2085-92
Methicillin-resistant and susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and meningitis in preterm infants.
Shane AL, Hansen NI, Stoll BJ, Bell EF, Sánchez PJ, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Das A, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Schrag SJ, Higgins RD Pediatrics 2012 Apr 129 4 e914-22
Enrollment of extremely low birth weight infants in a clinical research study may not be representative.
Rich W, Finer NN, Gantz MG, Newman NS, Hensman AM, Hale EC, Auten KJ, Schibler K, Faix RG, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Das A, Shankaran S Pediatrics 2012 Mar 129 3 480-4
Outcomes following candiduria in extremely low birth weight infants.
Wynn JL, Tan S, Gantz MG, Das A, Goldberg RN, Adams-Chapman I, Stoll BJ, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Auten KJ, Miller NA, Sánchez PJ, Higgins RD, Cotten CM, Smith PB, Benjamin DK Clin. Infect. Dis. 2012 Feb 54 3 331-9
Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure.
Cole CR, Hansen NI, Higgins RD, Bell EF, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Das A, Stoll BJ J. Pediatr. 2012 Jan 160 1 54-9.e2
Defining the differential sensitivity to norepinephrine and angiotensin II in the ovine uterine vasculature.
Rosenfeld CR, DeSpain K, Liu XT Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 2012 Jan 302 1 R59-67
Predictive Value of an Early Amplitude Integrated Electroencephalogram and Neurologic Examination.
Shankaran S, Pappas A, McDonald SA, Laptook AR, Bara R, Ehrenkranz RA, Tyson JE, Goldberg R, Donovan EF, Fanaroff AA, Das A, Poole WK, Walsh M, Higgins RD, Welsh C, Salhab W, Carlo WA, Poindexter B, Stoll BJ, Guillet R, Finer NN, Stevenson DK, Bauer CR Pediatrics 2011 Jul 128 1 e112-20
Elevated systolic blood pressure in preterm very-low-birth-weight infants =3 years of life.
Duncan AF, Heyne RJ, Morgan JS, Ahmad N, Rosenfeld CR Pediatr. Nephrol. 2011 Jul 26 7 1115-21
Prediction of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia by Postnatal Age in Extremely Premature Infants.
Laughon MM, Langer JC, Bose CL, Smith PB, Ambalavanan N, Kennedy KA, Stoll BJ, Buchter S, Laptook AR, Ehrenkranz RA, Cotten CM, Wilson-Costello DE, Shankaran S, Meurs KP, Davis AS, Gantz MG, Finer NN, Yoder BA, Faix RG, Carlo WA, Schibler KR, Newman NS, Rich W, Das A, Higgins RD, Walsh MC American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2011 Jun 183 12 1715-22
Metabolic imprinting by prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal overnutrition: a review.
Dyer JS, Rosenfeld CR Semin. Reprod. Med. 2011 May 29 3 266-76

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
    Marquis Who's Who Publications Board (2018)
  • 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
    (2005)
  • Associate Editor, Reproductive Sciences (JSGI)
    Appointed to the initial Editorial Board; evaluating basic research (1993-2018)
  • George L. MacGregor Professorship of Pediatrics
    Recognition for research contributions in Perinatal Medicine (1993-2019)
  • 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 (2008-2010)
  • American Heart Association (1999-2019)
  • American Physiologic Society (1985-2019)
  • American Pediatric Society (1983)
  • Perinatal Research Society (1981)
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation (1978)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (1977)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1976)