Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pediatric Infectious Disease, Global Health, Vaccinations, Immunizations

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Titles

  • Associate Dean for International Programs

Dr. Stanberry is the Associate Dean for International Programs and Director of the Global Health Initiative at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Previously he served as the Reuben S. Carpentier Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (February 2008 – June 2018); the John Sealy Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (October 2000 – February 2008); and the Albert B. Sabin Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (June 1995 – October 2000).

He has served on numerous advisory boards and review panels including serving as the chair of the Vaccine Study Section and the Pediatrics Review Panel at the National Institutes of Health. He has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous vaccine, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a pioneer in the areas of therapeutic vaccine development to control chronic viral diseases, topical microbicides/pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of reproductive tract infections, and the development of herpes simplex virus and influenza virus vaccines. He has extensive experience in drug and vaccine development ranging from preclinical animal model studies through phase 3 multinational clinical trials.

Dr. Stanberry has authored over 200 scientific articles and chapters. He is the author of a book for the general public entitled, “Understanding Herpes” University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi (1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2006). He is the editor or co-editor of five textbooks including: “Genital and Neonatal Herpes” John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, London (1996), “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control” Academic Press, Ltd., London (1st edition 2000, 2nd edition 2012), “Vaccines for Biodefense and Emerging and Neglected Diseases, London, Elsevier (1st edition 2009, 2nd edition anticipated 2020). “Understanding Modern Vaccines” Elsevier (2011) and “Viral Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control,” (5th edition 2014, 6th edition anticipated 2020).

His current work focuses on the preparedness of children’s hospitals globally to prevent, detect, and respond to infections with pandemic potential.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Internship: Children's Medical Center - Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Primary Childrens Medical Center, University of Utah
  • Fellowship: Primary Childrens Medical Center, University of Utah

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Research

Dr. Stanberry has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, numerous vaccine, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His areas of research include the development of antiviral drugs, topical microbicides, prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines, basic studies of the pathogenesis and immunobiology of herpes simplex virus, and the special problems of neonatal herpes and genital herpes infection in teenagers. Dr. Stanberry has authored over 200 scientific articles and is the editor of the textbook, "Genital and Neonatal Herpes," published by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, London (1996), the co-editor (with Dr. David Bernstein) of the textbook, "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control," published by Academic Press, Ltd., London (2000), the co-editor (with Dr. Alan Barrett) of the textbook, "Vaccines for Biodefense and Emerging and Neglected Diseases," published by Elsevier (London) in 2009 and the co-editor with Natalie Garcon, Peter Stern, and Anthony Cunningham of the textbook, "Understanding Modern Vaccines," published by Elsevier in 2011. A second edition of the textbook "Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vaccines, Prevention, and Control" (co-edited with Dr. Susan Rosenthal) was published in 2012. Dr. Stanberry is also the author of a book for the general public entitled, "Understanding Herpes," published by the University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi (2nd edition 2006).

Grants

PROGRAM FOR GLOBAL AND POPULATION HEALTH (Private)

Mar 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019

PROGRAM FOR GLOBAL AND POPULATION HEALTH (Private)

Sep 24 2018 - Nov 30 2018

PLANNING FOR A PHASE 2/2B MICROBICIDE STUDY: VIVAGEL FOR HSV PREVENTION IN WOMEN (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2010 - Aug 31 2013