David Cornfield, MD

  • “I love helping children achieve their fullest potential.”

My father was a physician; I spent a lot of time by his side, going on house calls and visiting the hospital with him. The good he brought into the world and the healing power he possessed left a tremendous impression on me. I knew it was a worthy way to spend my life. I chose pediatrics because I enjoy being around children; they're so resilient and have an amazing spirit.

What I love about my work is helping children achieve their fullest potential, overcome relatively long odds, and move from illness to health. As a physician, it's really important to be absolutely accountable. I address the problem as definitively as possible, and promise to give everyone the individual, personalized compassionate care they deserve.

I like working at this hospital, because there is a caring grace that permeates the air here. Everyone is focused firmly and squarely on children and their families. We do whatever it takes to provide the very best in care.


Critical Care


Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1986


Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1987


Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1989


Children's Hospital-Denver, Aurora, CO, 1993

Board Certifications

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions Treated



Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Chronic Cough

Chronic Lung Disease in Infancy

Chronic Ventilator Management

Ciliary Dyskinesias

Congenital Lung Disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Interstitial Lung Disease


Neuromuscular Disease


Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Sleep Medicine