Skip to navigation

If you're reading this, it may be time to upgrade your browser.


Dr. Nathan Sundgren

Nathan C. Sundgren, M.D., Ph.D.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics—Neonatology

Clinical Titles

  • Attending Neonatologist, Texas Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine

Current Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Section of Perinatal Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Heart Association

Professional History

  • M.D. & Ph.D, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, 2005
  • Pediatric Resident, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2005–2007
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Unversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2007–2011

Academic Interests

  • The mechanisms that link high fat diet, obesity, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease
  • The developemental programs that occur in fetal and neonatal life to create a healthy cardiovascular system
  • The mechanisms by which altered developemental programs increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity

Recent Publications

  1. Sundgren NC, Zhu W, Yuhanna IS, Chambliss KL, Ahmed M, Tanigaki K, Umetani M, Mineo C, Shaul PW. Coupling of Fc(gamma) Receptor I to Fc(gamma) Receptor IIB by Src Kinase Mediates C-Reactive Protein Impairment of Endothelial Function. Circ Res. 2011 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Sundgren NC, Giraud GD, Schultz JM, Lasarev MR, Stork PJS, Thornburg KL. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase and phosphoinositol-3 kinase mediate IGF-1 induced proliferation of fetal sheep cardiomyocytes. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 285: R1481-R1489, 2003 (Cover Image on print journal, January-June, 2004)
  3. Sundgren NC, Giraud GD, Stork PJ, Maylie JG and Thornburg KL. Angiotensin II stimulates hyperplasia but not hypertrophy in immature ovine cardiomyocytes. J Physiol 548: 881-891, 2003.
  4. Habecker BA, Klein KG, Sundgren NC, Li W, Woodward WR. Developmental regulation of neurotransmitter phenotype through tetrahydrobiopterin. The Journal of Neuroscience 22(21): 9445-9452, 2002.