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David Axelrod MD

  • David M. Axelrod
  • "We are the leading center for the care of children with heart disease in the West; I feel very fortunate to be a part of this team."

I have always been interested in the physiology and anatomy of the heart. Combining that with caring for children is a real honor to have as my job. My dad was an adult cardiologist and my mother was a nursery schoolteacher, so my career is kind of a combination of the two. I have three young children under the age of 6, so I really understand what parents are going through, and appreciate how difficult it must be to have a child who is sick. As a pediatric cardiologist, I try to do the least amount of intervention as possible and allow the rhythm of healing to occur after surgery. The biggest honor of my career was when a patient who was in our care for a year named her dog Axelrod after me.

Specialties

Cardiology

Intensive Care

Cardiovascular Medicine

Work and Education

Professional Education

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2002

Internship

Univ of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2003

Residency

Univ of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Fellowship

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 2009

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 2011

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Years on our staff: