Danielle Alfano  alfanod@wustl.edu

Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • B.A., Summa cum laude, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities2007
  • M.D., 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 DEA2013
  • Wisconsin Medical Board2013
  • Pennsylvania Medical Board2014
  • American Board of Pediatrics2014


  • 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. Klei LR, Hu D, Panek R, Alfano DN, Bridwell RE, Bailey KM, Oravecz-Wilson KI, Concel VJ, Hess EM, Van Beek M, Delekta PC, Gu S, Watkins SC, Ting AT, Gough PJ, Foley KP, Bertin J, McAllister-Lucas LM, Lucas PC. MALT1 Protease Activation Triggers Acute Disruption of Endothelial Barrier Integrity via CYLD Cleavage. Cell Rep. 2016;17(1):221-32. PMCID:PMC5087334  PMID:27681433  
  2. Hamvas A, Deterding RR, Wert SE, White FV, Dishop MK, Alfano DN, Halbower AC, Planer B, Stephan MJ, Uchida DA, Williames LD, Rosenfeld JA, Lebel RR, Young LR, Cole FS, Nogee LM. Heterogeneous pulmonary phenotypes associated with mutations in the thyroid transcription factor gene NKX2-1. Chest. 2013;144(3):794-804. PMCID:PMC3760742  PMID:23430038  
  3. Liang J, Alfano DN, Squires JE, Riley MM, Parks WT, Kofler J, El-Gharbawy A, Madan-Kheterpal S, Acquaro R, Picarsic J. Novel NLRC4 mutation causes a syndrome of perinatal autoinflammation with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, hepatosplenomegaly, fetal thrombotic vasculopathy and congential anemia and ascites Pediatr Dev Pathol. 
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