timothy t. cornell, md, faap

Assistant Professor,  Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases
Director Translational Research, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Associated Program Director Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship


Dr. Cornell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric and Communicable Diseases.  He received his medical degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  He served as a resident and chief resident in Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  He joined the University of Michigan community in 2004 as a pediatric critical care fellow.  Upon completion of his fellowship Dr. Cornell joined the faculty and continued his development as a Clinician-Scientist.  He was selected as a Pediatric Critical Care Scientist Development Scholar in 2008 based on his work with regulation of signal transduction in inflammation.  He is currently funded on a K08 investigating the regulatory role of dual specific phosphatases in inflammation.

Dr. Cornell’s clinical interests include management of severe sepsis, septic shock and extracorporeal support in sepsis. His research interests are aimed at identifying cellular mechanisms that contribute to late mortality in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  His work is centered on understanding the regulation of the immune response leading to an acquired immune suppressed state in critical illness.  The bench to bedside approach taken by Dr. Cornell has resulted in projects focusing on adapting microfluidic platforms to allow bedside immunophenotyping, the role of hematopoiesis in immunoparalysis and regulation of inflammatory signal transduction pathways by phosphatases and microRNAs.  He has twice received the Immunology Specialty Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.