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Stephen Daniels MD, PhD

Stephen R Daniels MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Pediatrician-in-Chief and L. Joseph Butterfield Chair in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD, FAHA, held numerous academic and clinical appointments at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital before joining the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2006 as Professor and the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Daniels is also Pediatrician-in-Chief and L. Joseph Butterfield Chair in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He received his MD from the University of Chicago; his MPH from Harvard University; and his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Daniels’ area of expertise is preventive cardiology, with a longtime interest in the application of sophisticated epidemiologic and biostatistical methods to pediatric clinical research problems. His studies have focused on better understanding the causes of blood pressure elevation and cholesterol abnormalities in children and adolescents, particularly the role that obesity may play in these health issues. He has also researched the development of structural and functional abnormalities in the heart and vascular system, including cardiovascular abnormalities occurring in pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus, as well as the relationship of left ventricular hypertrophy to obesity and hypertension. The role of lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity, is central to many of Dr. Daniels’ studies.

Dr. Daniels has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Pediatrics since 1995. He is co-author of Medical Epidemiology, an introductory textbook for medical students, and co-author and editor of the book Pediatric Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. In 2015, he was awarded the Gold Heart Award by the American Heart Association, which is the AHA’s highest volunteer honor.


Dr. Daniels reports no relevant disclosures.