David Braun, MD

Associate Investigator

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine




Dr. David Braun is an associate investigator with the Department of Research & Evaluation. He has led and collaborated in a range of neonatal-perinatal medicine quality improvement research during his 20-year tenure as the regional physician in charge for Neonatology in Kaiser Permanente Southern California, decades of partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, and more recently, Vermont Oxford Network.

An abiding area of interest has been the optimization of neonatal intensive care unit admissions through multidisciplinary efforts to identify and quantify the potential and actual impact of care practice changes.

Areas of Focus

  • Degree and effects of regionalized perinatal care
  • Factors influencing NICU admission/ length of stay
  • Evaluation of NICU quality improvement initiatives


Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco Cardiovascular Research Institute
San Francisco, California
Residency, Pediatrics
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
Stanford University Medical School
Stanford, California
BS, Biological Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Honors and Awards

David Wirtschafter Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal and Perinatal Pediatrics, District IX