Elmer David, MD

Attending Neonatologist
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. David is an attending neonatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed his Pediatrics residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York and Neonatology fellowship training at Cornell Medical Center in New York. Dr. David joined the Faculty at University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, now Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences, New Jersey Medical School, and as a Neonatology Attending at University Hospital in Newark, NJ.

Dr. David’s clinical and research interests in neonatology include necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), enhancement of enteral nutritional support using various feeding strategies and nutritional supplementations/manipulations while preventing NEC.


Medical School

Far Eastern University


Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Pediatrics


Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Pediatrics


The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor
STABLE Program Instructor


Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
Philippine Pediatric Society in America (PPSA)

Medical Awards

Attending of the Year, twice voted  - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey

Specialty Interests

Dr. David’s interest in the field of neonatology revolves around optimizing nutritional support in neonates. 



David E, Tanuos H, Sullivan T, Yan A, Kircik LH, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study to Estimate the Efficacy and Tolerability of a Nonsteroidal Cream for the Treatment of Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis), J Drugs Dermatol; 12(4):448-452, 2013.PMID: 23652893

Boudry G, David ES, Douard V, Monteiro I, Le Huerou-Luron I, Ferraris RF, Role of Intestinal Transporters in Neonatal Nutrition: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, Minerals and Vitamins, J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr, 51(4):380-401, 2010.PMID: 20808244

Faye-Peterson O, David E, *Rangwala N, Seaman JP, Hua Z, Heller DS. Otocephaly: Report of Five New Cases and a Literature Review. Fetal Pediatr Pathol 25:277-296, 2006.PMID: 17438667

Monteiro IM, David ES, Ferraris RP: Ontogenetic Development of Rat Intestinal Bile Acid Transport Requires Thyroxine but not Corticosterone, Pediatric Research 55:611-621, 2004.PMID: 14711893

Lan J, David ES, Espina N, Ferraris RP. GLUT5 Expression in Neonatal Rats: Crypt-Villus Location and Age-dependent Regulation. American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 281: G666-G674, 2001.PMID: 11518678


Research Summary

Gastrointestinal Physiology
Neonatal Nutrition
Probiotics in Neonatology and Pediatrics
Gut Microbiota in Neonates (NAS; Infants of HIV Positive Mothers)
Collagen Biomarkers
Management of the Drug-exposed Neonate/Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Neonatal Pain Management