Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Jefferson Medical College


University of Vermont College of Medicine


University of California-San Francisco

Board Certifications

Neonatology, Pediatrics




Dr. David McCulley is a neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.

After earning his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, Dr. McCulley completed his internship/residency in pediatrics at the University of Vermont. He went on to attend the University of California, San Francisco for his fellowship in neonatology.

Dr. McCulley's area of interest is determining the genetic and molecular mechanisms responsible for lung defects, failure of alveologenesis and pulmonary hypertension in genetic mouse models of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

UCSD Profile



Neurally-Adjusted Ventilatory Assist Can Facilitate Extubation in Neonates With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Meinen, R.D., Alali, Y.I., Al-Subu, A., Wilhelm, M., Wraight, C.L., McAdams, R.M., Limjoco, J.L., McCulley, D.J.

Comparative outcomes of right versus left congenital diaphragmatic hernia: A multicenter analysis
Abramov, A., Fan, W., Hernan, R., Zenilman, A.L., Wynn, J., Aspelund, G., Khlevner, J., Krishnan, U., Lim, F.Y., Mychaliska, G.B., Warner, B.W., Cusick, R., Crombleholme, T., Chung, D., Danko, M.E., Wagner, A.J., Azarow, K., Schindel, D., Potoka, D., Soffer, S., Fishder, J., McCulley, D., Farkouh-Karoleski, C., Chung, W.K., Duron, V.

PBX transcription factors drive pulmonary vascular adaptation to birth
McCulley, D.J., Wienhold, M.D., Hines, E.A., Hacker, T.A., Rogers, A., Pewowaruk, R.J., Zewdu, R. Chesler, N.C., Selleri, L., Sun, X.

Syndactyly in a novel Fras1(rdf) mutant results from interruption of signals for interdigital apoptosis
Hines, E.A., Verheyden, J.M., Lashua, A.J., Larson, S.C., Branchfield, K., Domyan, E.T., Gao, J., Harvey, J.F., Herriges, J.C., Hu, L., McCulley, D.J., Throckmorton, K., Yokoyama, S., Ikeda, A., Xu, G., Sun, X.

MEF2C regulates outflow tract alignment and transcriptional control of Tdgf1
Branchfield, K., Li, R, Lungova, V, Verheyden J., M., McCulley, D., Sun, X.

The pulmonary mesenchyme directs lung development
McCulley, D., Wienhold, M.D., Sun, X

50 years ago in The Journal of Pediatrics: a study of premature infants fed cold formula
McCulley, D.J., Limjoco, J.J.

Transcription factor pathways and congenital heart disease
McCulley, D.J., Black, B.L.

Large-scale discovery of enhancers from human heart tissue
May, D., Blow, M.J., Kaplan, T., McCulley, D.J., Jensen, B., Akiyama, J.A., Holt, A., PlajzerFrick, I., Shoukry, M., Wright, C., Afzal, V., Simpson, P., Rubin, E.M., Black, B.L., Bristow, J., Pennacchio, L.A., Visel, A.

The MADS box transcription factor MEF2C regulates melanocyte development and is a direct transcriptional target and partner of SOX10
Agarwal, P., Verzi, M.P., Nguyen, T., Ehlers, M.L., McCulley, D.J., Xu, S.M., Dodou, E., Anderson, J.P., Wei, M.L., Black, B.L.

ChIP-Seq identification of weakly conserved heart enhancers
Blow M.J., McCulley D.J., Li Z., Zhang T., Akiyama J.A., Holt A., Plajzer-Fri�ck I., Shoukry M., Wright C., Chen F., Afzal V., Bristow J., Ren B., Black B.L., Rubin E.M., Visel A., Pennacchio L.A.

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