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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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Outcome of Preterm Infants with Transient Cystic Periventricular Leukomalacia on Serial Cranial Imaging Up to Term Equivalent Age.
Sarkar S, Shankaran S, Barks J, Do BT, Laptook AR, Das A, Ambalavanan N, Van Meurs KP, Bell EF, Sanchez PJ, Hintz SR, Wyckoff MH, Stoll BJ, Carlo WA J. Pediatr. 2018 Feb
Fetal Sheep Mesenteric Resistance Arteries: Functional and Structural Maturation.
Müller JJ, Schwab M, Rosenfeld CR, Antonow-Schlorke I, Nathanielsz PW, Rakers F, Schubert H, Witte OW, Rupprecht S J. Vasc. Res. 2017 Aug 54 5 259-271
Markers of Successful Extubation in Extremely Preterm Infants, and Morbidity After Failed Extubation.
Chawla S, Natarajan G, Shankaran S, Carper B, Brion LP, Keszler M, Carlo WA, Ambalavanan N, Gantz MG, Das A, Finer N, Goldberg RN, Cotten CM, Higgins RD J. Pediatr. 2017 Jun
Patterns of Oxygenation, Mortality, and Growth Status in the Surfactant Positive Pressure and Oxygen Trial Cohort.
Di Fiore JM, Martin RJ, Li H, Morris N, Carlo WA, Finer N, Walsh M J. Pediatr. 2017 Mar
Survival and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes among Periviable Infants.
Younge N, Goldstein RF, Bann CM, Hintz SR, Patel RM, Smith PB, Bell EF, Rysavy MA, Duncan AF, Vohr BR, Das A, Goldberg RN, Higgins RD, Cotten CM N. Engl. J. Med. 2017 02 376 7 617-628
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
Augmented H2S production via cystathionine-beta-synthase upregulation plays a role in pregnancy-associated uterine vasodilation†.
Sheibani L, Lechuga TJ, Zhang H, Hameed A, Wing DA, Kumar S, Rosenfeld CR, Chen DB Biol. Reprod. 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

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)