Danielle Alfano  alfanod@wustl.edu

Instructor in Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BA, Summa cum laude, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities2007
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine2011


  • Pediatric Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals2011 - 2014
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center2014 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) 2011
  • Individual DEA 2013
  • Wisconsin Medical Board 2013
  • Pennsylvania Medical Board 2014
  • American Board of Pediatrics 2014
  • Missouri Board for the Healing Arts - Medical Physician 2017


  • American Brain Tumor Association Lucien Rubenstein Memorial Award2008
  • The Crimson Feather Award: The Finest Fledgling - awarded to best intern in residency class2012

Recent Publications view all (3)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Novel NLRC4 Mutation Causes a Syndrome of Perinatal Autoinflammation With Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, Hepatosplenomegaly, Fetal Thrombotic Vasculopathy, and Congenital Anemia and Ascites. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2017;1093526616686890. PMID:28403691 
  2. MALT1 Protease Activation Triggers Acute Disruption of Endothelial Barrier Integrity via CYLD Cleavage. Cell Rep. 2016;17(1):221-32. PMCID:PMC5087334  PMID:27681433 
  3. Heterogeneous pulmonary phenotypes associated with mutations in the thyroid transcription factor gene NKX2-1. Chest. 2013;144(3):794-804. PMCID:PMC3760742  PMID:23430038 
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