Stephen M. Canfield, <span>MD, PhD</span>

Stephen M. Canfield, MD, PhD

Allergy and Immunology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish
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Dr. Stephen Canfield is a board certified Allergist/Immunologist and member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC in the division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Canfield earned his PhD in Immunology and Microbiology at Columbia University and went on to earn his MD there as well. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He subsequently completed clinical training in Allergy and Immunology at Columbia University and has been practicing since 2001. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Canfield serves as the Associate Program Director for the Allergy/Immunology clinical training program, and directs the Immunology Section of the major preclinical medical student course. He also serves as a curriculum advisor to medical schools in Southern Africa and in the Dominican Republic.

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Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Canfield, S., Lee, Y., Shröder, A., Rothman, P. Cutting Edge: IL-4 Induces Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling-3 Expression in B Cells by a Mechanism Dependent on Activation of p38 MAPK. 2005. J. Immunol. 174(5):2494-2498.
Chew, GL., Perzanowski, MS., Canfield, SM, et al. Cockroach Allergen Levels and Associations with Cockroach-specific IgE. 2008. J. Allergy Clin Immunol 121:240-245.
Perzanowski, MS, Canfield, SM, Chew, GL, et al. Birth Order, Atopy, and Symptoms of Allergy and Asthma Among Inner-city Children Attending Head Start in New York City. 2008. Clin Exp Allergy. 38(6): 968-976.
Jacobson, JS, Goldstein, IF, Canfield, SM, et al. Early Respiratory Infections and Asthma Among New York City Head Start Children. 2008. J. Asthma. 45:301-308.
Canfield, SM, Jacobson, JS, Perzanowski, MS, et al. Total and Specific IgE Associations between New York City Head Start Children and their Parents. 2008. J. Allergy Clin Immunol. 121(6):1422-1427.
Jelic, S, Padeletti, M, Kawut, SM, Higgins, C, Canfield, SM, Duygu, O, Colombo, PC, Basner, RC, Factor, P, LeJemtel, TH. Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Repair Capacity of the Vascular Endothelium in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2008. Circulation. 117:2270-2278.
Rotsides DZ, Goldstein, IF, Canfield, SM, Perzanowski, et al. Asthma, Allergy, and IgE Levels In NYC Head Start Children. 2010. Respiratory Medicine. 104(3):345-355.
Mehra, D, Sternberg, DI, Jia, Y, Canfield, S, Lemiatre, V, Nkyimbeng, T, Wilder, J, Sonett, J, D’Armiento, J. Altered Lymphocyte Trafficking and Diminished Airway Reactivity in Transgenic Mice Expressing Human MMP-9 in a Mouse Model of Asthma. 2010. Am J Physiol Lung Mol Physiol. 298(2): L189-96.
Kashiwada, M, Levy, D, McKeag, L, Murray, K, Schroder, AJ, Canfield, SM, Traver, G, Rothman, PB. IL-4-Induced Transcription Factor NFIL3/E4BP4 Controls IgE Class Switching. 2010. PNAS 107:821-826.
Rastogi, D, Canfield, SM, Andrade, A, Isasi, CR, Hall, CB, Rubinstein, A, Arens, R. Obesity-Associated Asthma in Children – A Distinct Entity. 2011. Chest. [Epub ahead of print]