David  A. Hunstad, MD

David A. Hunstad, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Division Director, Infectious Diseases
Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Arnold W. Strauss, MD Endowed Professor for Mentoring
Co-Scientific Director, Children’s Discovery Institute

David Hunstad grew up in southern Minnesota and came to Washington University as a medical student in 1991. After completing medical school on a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship, he trained in pediatrics and was chief resident at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His research training in the laboratory of Scott Hultgren, PhD, was supported by the Pediatric Scientist Development Program. His outside interests include running, reading, the Cardinals and Blues.