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David M. Axelrod, M.D.

David M. Axelrod, M.D.

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David M. Axelrod is a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric critical care physician at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University. He specializes in the care of children with critical cardiac disease from acquired and congenital heart disease. He’s involved in educating trainees in his field and in conducting research to improve the care of children with heart disease.

With his colleagues, he runs the Stanford Pediatric Cardiology Fellows' Boot Camp, a two-day hands-on simulation and interactive training experience for incoming pediatric cardiology trainees from across the US and Canada.

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