Dr. David Axelrod is a Pediatric Cardiologist at the Lucile Packard Children´s Hospital at Stanford, in Palo Alto, California. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1998 and received his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Axelrod completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco and completed fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiology (2009) and Pediatric Critical Care (2011) at Stanford.
Although he had heard of Barth syndrome earlier, Dr. Axelrod became more fully aware of the syndrome through a meeting with Shelley Bowen at a medical conference in 2008, and shortly thereafter helped diagnose and care for a Barth patient in California. His family´s involvement with BSF dates back to 2002 when his then future wife served as a volunteer at the first official BSF Conference at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
Dr. Axelrod brings the insight of a practicing Pediatric Cardiologist, the personal and professional experience of one who has cared for a Barth patient and a prominent position in a major California teaching hospital to the Board. His interest in and dedication to our mission has been clear from our first meeting and he is eager to help us improve awareness within the medical community and find more families on the West Coast.