David Axelrod is a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine an attending physician in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at LPCH Stanford. He cares for children with critical congenital and acquired cardiac disease. His passion is for educating and training nurses, students, and residents/fellows who care for children with cardiac disease. Axelrod is the lead medical advisor with Lighthaus, Inc. to bring to life The Stanford Virtual Heart, a comprehensive congenital heart disease virtual reality training experience. He is also am interested in clinical research focused on improving the care of children with cardiac disease, specifically investigating the frequent complication of acute kidney injury that occurs in this population.He completed residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and then fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care medicine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.