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David Dunkin

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

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  • MD, Sackler School of Medicine

  • Residency, Pediatrics
    Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    David Dunkin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.  Dr. Dunkin obtained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and received his MD from the Sackler School of Medicine.  He completed his Pediatric residency at Yale Children’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.  In addition to his clinical practice, his current research explores the development of food allergies and the use of Chinese herbal medicines for the treatment of IBD.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Dunkin’s clinical practice includes all areas of pediatric gastroenterology with a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease.


Tordesillas L, Goswami R, Benede S, Grishina G, Dunkin D, Jarvinen KM, Maleki SJ, Sampson HA, Berin MC. Skin exposure promotes a Th2-dependent sensitization to peanut allergens. The Journal of clinical investigation 2014 Oct;.

Ceballos C, Bao R, Dunkin D, Song Y, Li XM, Benkov K. Complementary and alternative medicine use at a single pediatric inflammatory bowel disease center. Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates 2014 Jul; 37(4): 265-71.

Mathern DR, Laitman LE, Hovhannisyan Z, Dunkin D, Farsio S, Malik TJ, Roda G, Chitre A, Iuga AC, Yeretssian G, Berin MC, Dahan S. Mouse and human Notch-1 regulate mucosal immune responses. Mucosal immunology 2014 Jul; 7(4): 995-1005.

Srivastava KD, Dunkin D, Liu C, Yang N, Miller RL, Sampson HA, Li XM. Effect of Antiasthma Simplified Herbal Medicine Intervention on neutrophil predominant airway inflammation in a ragweed sensitized murine asthma model. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 2014 Apr; 112(4): 339-47.

Song Y, Dunkin D, Dahan S, Iuga A, Ceballos C, Hoffstadter-Thal K, Yang N, Benkov K, Mayer L, Li XM. Anti-inflammatory effects of the Chinese herbal formula FAHF-2 in experimental and human IBD. Inflammatory bowel diseases 2014 Jan; 20(1): 144-53.

Dunkin D, Berin MC, Mayer L. Allergic sensitization can be induced via multiple physiologic routes in an adjuvant-dependent manner. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 2011 Dec; 128(6): 1251-1258.

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Dr. Dunkin did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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