Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies
Dr. Brian Stansfield graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2004 and completed his residency in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. He went on to Indiana University to complete a fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine and a post-doctoral research fellowship through the NIH-sponsored Pediatric Scientist Development Program.
He joined the section of neonatology at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in 2013 with a joint appointment in the Vascular Biology Center. Dr. Stansfield’s laboratory, funded by the Department of Defense and American Heart Association, focuses on cardiovascular manifestations and aberrant angiogenesis related to inherited mutations in the p21 Ras pathway.
Dr. Stansfield is also interested in the effect of early life growth trajectories on future cardiovascular risk and has several ongoing collaborations with scientists in the Georgia Prevention Institute to study the relationship between fetal growth restriction and visceral adiposity in later life.
He is also actively involved in the training of clinician-scientists through the neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at AU and serves as a thesis mentor for graduate Ph.D., M.D., and undergraduate students.