Danielle Alfano  alfanod@wustl.edu

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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

  • 2011 - PresNeonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • 2013 - PresIndividual DEA
  • 2013 - 2015Wisconsin Medical Board
  • 2014 - 2018Pennsylvania Medical Board
  • 2014 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • 2017 - PresMissouri Board for the Healing Arts - Medical Physician
  • 2018 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • American Brain Tumor Association Lucien Rubenstein Memorial Award2008
  • The Crimson Feather Award: The Finest Fledgling - awarded to best intern in residency class2012
  • NIH Institutional T32 Research Training Award2015 - 2017
  • CHRC K12 Faculty Training Award2017 - 2019

Recent Publications view all (6)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. MALT1 Protease Plays a Dual Role in the Allergic Response by Acting in Both Mast Cells and Endothelial Cells. J Immunol. 2020;204(9):2337-2348. PMID:32213560 
  2. Another Score for the Pore: S. aureus Leukocidins Take a Shot on the Endothelium. Cell Host Microbe. 2019;25(3):351-353. PMID:30870619 
  3. Mutations in the thyroid transcription factor gene NKX2-1 result in decreased expression of SFTPB and SFTPC. Pediatr Res. 2018. PMID:29538355 
  4. 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 
  5. MALT1 Protease Activation Triggers Acute Disruption of Endothelial Barrier Integrity via CYLD Cleavage. Cell Rep. 2016;17(1):221-32. PMCID:PMC5087334  PMID:27681433 
  6. 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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