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.
- Medical School
- Emory University (1966)
- Blood pressure regulation before and after birth
- Cardiovascular role of estrogen in pregnancy
- Development of the renin-angiotensin system
- Mechanisms modulating uteroplacental blood flow
- Cerebral palsy and growth failure at 6 to 7 years.
- Vohr BR, Stephens BE, McDonald SA, Ehrenkranz RA, Laptook AR, Pappas A, Hintz SR, Shankaran S, Higgins RD, Das A Pediatrics 2013 Oct 132 4 e905-14
- Large Conductance Ca2+-Activated K+ Channels Modulate Uterine a1-Adrenergic Sensitivity in Ovine Pregnancy.
- Rosenfeld CR, Hynan LS, Liu XT, Roy T Reprod Sci 2013 Sep
- Association between feeding difficulties and language delay in preterm infants using Bayley Scales of Infant Development-Third Edition.
- Adams-Chapman I, Bann CM, Vaucher YE, Stoll BJ J. Pediatr. 2013 Sep 163 3 680-5.e1-3
- Individual and Center-Level Factors Affecting Mortality Among Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants.
- Alleman BW, Bell EF, Li L, Dagle JM, Smith PB, Ambalavanan N, Laughon MM, Stoll BJ, Goldberg RN, Carlo WA, Murray JC, Cotten CM, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Ellsbury DL, Hale EC, Newman NS, Wallace DD, Das A, Higgins RD Pediatrics 2013 Jun
- Ten-Year Review of Major Birth Defects in VLBW Infants.
- Adams-Chapman I, Hansen NI, Shankaran S, Bell EF, Boghossian NS, Murray JC, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Carlo WA, Sánchez PJ, Van Meurs KP, Das A, Hale EC, Newman NS, Ball MB, Higgins RD, Stoll BJ Pediatrics 2013 Jun
- Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants with Candida Infection.
- Adams-Chapman I, Bann CM, Das A, Goldberg RN, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Sánchez PJ, Higgins RD, Shankaran S, Watterberg KL, Duara S, Miller NA, Heyne RJ, Peralta-Carcelen M, Goldstein RF, Steichen JJ, Bauer CR, Hintz SR, Evans PW, Acarregui MJ, Myers GJ, Vohr BR, Wilson-Costello DE, Pappas A, Vaucher YE, Ehrenkranz RA, McGowan EC, Dillard RG, Fuller J, Benjamin DK J. Pediatr. 2013 May
- Neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely low-gestational-age neonates with low-grade periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage.
- Payne AH, Hintz SR, Hibbs AM, Walsh MC, Vohr BR, Bann CM, Wilson-Costello DE JAMA Pediatr 2013 May 167 5 451-9
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Intraventricular Hemorrhage: A Complex Association.
- Jaleel MA, Rosenfeld CR J. Pediatr. 2013 Mar
- Outcomes of Small for Gestational Age Infants Born at <27 Weeks' Gestation.
- De Jesus LC, Pappas A, Shankaran S, Li L, Das A, Bell EF, Stoll BJ, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Bara R, Higgins RD J. Pediatr. 2013 Feb
- Late-Onset Sepsis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants from Singleton and Multiple-Gestation Births.
- Boghossian NS, Page GP, Bell EF, Stoll BJ, Murray JC, Cotten CM, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Newman NS, Hale EC, McDonald SA, Das A, Higgins RD J. Pediatr. 2013 Jan
Regulation of the Placental Circulation. In Polin RA, Abman SH, Rowitch D, Benitz WE, eds. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology. 5th ed.
Rosenfeld CR. (2016). Philadelphia: Elsevier; 114-120.
Maternal Cardiovascular Alterations during Pregnancy. In Gluckman PS, Heymann MA, eds. Perinatal and Pediatric Pathophysiology: A Clinical Perspective.
Magness RR, Rosenfeld CR. (1993). London: Edward Arnold Publisher.
Eicosanoids and the Regulation of Uteroplacental Hemodynamics. In Mitchell MD, ed. Eicosanoids in Reproduction
Magness RR, Rosenfeld CR. (1990). CRC Press; 139-168.
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
- 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)
- 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)