David A. Hunstad

David A. Hunstad, MD

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Specializes In
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Pediatric infectious diseases, urinary tract infections

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Academic Title(s)

Professor, Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Molecular Microbiology

Research Interests

Work in our laboratory focuses on the interactions of pathogenic bacteria with their hosts. We aim to elucidate the modulation of host immune responses by pathogens and to determine the mechanisms by which these bacteria present specific virulence factors on their surfaces. Our primary goal is to discover novel targets for interventions that will prevent and treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, and central nervous system.

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2003 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Chief Resident: Pediatrics

1999 St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Residency: Pediatrics

1998 St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Medical Degree

1995 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


1991 Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Financial Disclosures
  • Bioversys
    • Equity: Yes
    • Consulting/Advisory Board: $20,000 - $39,999
    • Reporting Date: 05/01/2024

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