David Kantor

David Kantor, MD, PhD

Assistant in Critical Care Medicine

Instructor in Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Critical Care


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine
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Experience and Education


Graduate School, PhD in Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University , 2005

Baltimore, MD

Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009-2012

Boston, MA

Combined Internship, Pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital & Boston Medical Center, 2005-2006

Boston, MA

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005

Baltimore, MD

Combined Residency, Pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital & Boston Medical Center, 2006-2008

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


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  1. Kantor DB, Phipatanakul W, Hirschhorn JN. Gene-environment Interactions Associated with the Severity of Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov 21.
  2. Kantor DB, Mehta NM. Ultrasound Measurement of Muscle Thickness: A Novel Biomarker for the PICU? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug; 18(8):817-819.
  3. Kantor DB, Phipatanakul W, Hirschhorn JN. Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 May; 139(5):1717-1718.
  4. Kantor DB, McDonald MC, Stenquist N, Schultz BJ, Smallwood CD, Nelson KA, Phipatanakul W, Hirschhorn JN. Omalizumab Is Associated with Reduced Acute Severity of Rhinovirus-triggered Asthma Exacerbation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec 15; 194(12):1552-1555.
  5. Conlon T, Su E, Hirshberg E, Burzynski J, Godshall A, Kantor D, Sanchez-de-Toledo J, Nishisaki A. 395: BENEFITS AND BARRIERS TO BEDSIDE ULTRASOUND: A SURVEY OF THE SCCM PEDIATRIC ULTRASOUND COURSE. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):175.
  6. Kantor DB, Su E, Milliren CE, Conlon TW. Ultrasound Guidance and Other Determinants of Successful Peripheral Artery Catheterization in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 17(12):1124-1130.
  7. Bairdain S, Zurakowski D, Vargas SO, Stenquist N, McDonald M, Towne MC, Miller DT, Jennings RW, Kantor DB, Agrawal PB. Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia Is a Unique Entity within the Esophageal Atresia Defect Spectrum. Neonatology. 2017; 111(2):140-144.
  8. Kantor DB, Stenquist N, McDonald MC, Schultz BJ, Hauptman M, Smallwood CD, Nelson KA, Perzanowski MS, Matsui EC, Phipatanakul W, Hirschhorn JN. Rhinovirus and serum IgE are associated with acute asthma exacerbation severity in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Nov; 138(5):1467-1471.e9.
  9. Su E, Kantor DB, Conlon T. Looking for Tips on Central Venous Catheter Insertion? Try Ultrasound. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 16(9):891-3.
  10. Su E, Pustavoitau A, Hirshberg EL, Nishisaki A, Conlon T, Kantor DB, Weber MD, Godshall AJ, Burzynski JH, Thompson AE. Establishing intensivist-driven ultrasound at the PICU bedside--it's about time*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 15(7):649-52.
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  12. Kantor DB, Phipatanakul W. Intravenous ß agonists and severe pediatric asthma exacerbation: time for a closer look at terbutaline? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Mar; 112(3):187.
  13. Duvall MG, Pikman Y, Kantor DB, Ariagno K, Summers L, Sectish TC, Mullen MP. Pulmonary hypertension associated with scurvy and vitamin deficiencies in an autistic child. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):e1699-703.
  14. Kantor DB, Palmer CD, Young TR, Meng Y, Gajdos ZK, Lyon H, Price AL, Pollack S, London SJ, Loehr LR, Smith LJ, Kumar R, Jacobs DR, Petrini MF, O'Connor GT, White WB, Papanicolaou G, Burkart KM, Heckbert SR, Barr RG, Hirschhorn JN. Replication and fine mapping of asthma-associated loci in individuals of African ancestry. Hum Genet. 2013 Sep; 132(9):1039-47.
  15. Firtha F, Fekete A, Kaszab T, Gillay B, Nogula-Nagy M, Kovács Z, Kantor DB. Methods for Improving Image Quality and Reducing Data Load of NIR Hyperspectral Images. Sensors (Basel). 2008 May 19; 8(5):3287-3298.
  16. Venkatesh K, Chivatakarn O, Lee H, Joshi PS, Kantor DB, Newman BA, Mage R, Rader C, Giger RJ. The Nogo-66 receptor homolog NgR2 is a sialic acid-dependent receptor selective for myelin-associated glycoprotein. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 26; 25(4):808-22.
  17. David B. Kantor. Functional Regulation of the Axon Guidance Cue Semaphorin 5A by Sulfated Proteoglycans. 2005.
  18. Kantor DB, Chivatakarn O, Peer KL, Oster SF, Inatani M, Hansen MJ, Flanagan JG, Yamaguchi Y, Sretavan DW, Giger RJ, Kolodkin AL. Semaphorin 5A is a bifunctional axon guidance cue regulated by heparan and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Neuron. 2004 Dec 16; 44(6):961-75.
  19. Kantor DB, Kolodkin AL. Curbing the excesses of youth: molecular insights into axonal pruning. Neuron. 2003 Jun 19; 38(6):849-52.
  20. Kantor, D.B., Giger, R.J., and Kolodkin, A.L. Sema5A affects axon outgrowth from the habenular nucleus. Keystone symposia, Axonal connections: molecular cues for development and regeneration. 2003.
  21. Ehrengruber MU, Lanzrein M, Xu Y, Jasek MC, Kantor DB, Schuman EM, Lester HA, Davidson N. Recombinant adenovirus-mediated expression in nervous system of genes coding for ion channels and other molecules involved in synaptic function. Methods Enzymol. 1998; 293:483-503.
  22. Ouyang Y, Kantor D, Harris KM, Schuman EM, Kennedy MB. Visualization of the distribution of autophosphorylated calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II after tetanic stimulation in the CA1 area of the hippocampus. J Neurosci. 1997 Jul 15; 17(14):5416-27.
  23. Kantor, D.B., Zirlinger, M., Smith, W.B., Lanzrein, M., Sullivan, B.M., Davidson, N., and Schuman, E.M. The effect of endothelial nitric oxide synthase subcellular localization on nitric oxide release and long-term potentiation. Society for Neuroscience abstracts. 1997; 23:47.18.
  24. Potter, S., Kantor, D.B., Mamelak, A.N., Fraser, S.E., and Schuman, E.M. 3D time-lapse imaging of hippocampal dendritic spine plasticity using 2-photon microscopy. Society for Neuroscience abstracts. 1997; 23:136.5.
  25. Kantor DB, Lanzrein M, Stary SJ, Sandoval GM, Smith WB, Sullivan BM, Davidson N, Schuman EM. A role for endothelial NO synthase in LTP revealed by adenovirus-mediated inhibition and rescue. Science. 1996 Dec 06; 274(5293):1744-8.
  26. Kantor, D.B., Stary, S.J., Smith, W.B., Sullivan, B.M., Davidson, N., and Schuman, E.M. Expression of a mutant endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) blocks long-term potentiation (LTP). Society for Neuroscience abstracts. 1996; 22:598.16.
  27. Kantor, D.B., Sandoval, G.M.R., and Schuman, E.M. . A potential role for protein myristoylation and an endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in long-term potentiation (LTP). Society for Neuroscience abstracts 21, 711.14. 1995; 21:711.14.
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