David B. Rosenfield, MD

David B. Rosenfield, M.D. Chair in Speech and Language in Neurology, Stanley H. Appel Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Research Lab


drosenfield@houstonmethodist.org
Biography

David B. Rosenfield, M.D. directs the Speech and Language Center as well as the EMG and Motor Control Laboratory in the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. As Professor of Neurology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, he is a practicing neurology clinician as well as a physician-scientist who investigates speech-motor disruption and music/sound processing of the brain. Dr. Rosenfield has an active neurology practice, has published numerous scientific articles on speech and language, and holds joint appointments at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University and the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Houston. In addition, Dr. Rosenfield formerly wrote a book review column for several years, has published two medical-espionage novels, and co-authored a screen play to be featured at a film festival (in Austin) focusing on mental illness.

Description of Research

Dr. Rosenfield is engaged in basic, clinical, and translational research pertaining to how the brain processes speech-motor output. His laboratory focuses on stuttering and utilizes clinical and animal models pertaining to this disorder. He has been consistently funded by both the NIH and private agencies since 1982.

Areas Of Expertise

Stuttering Neurology Speech disorders Speech-motor control
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Duke University Medical Center
Residency , University of Iowa
MD , University of Illinois at Chicago
Publications

Neurology of speech and language
Rosenfield, DB 2013, . in Animal Models of Speech and Language Disorders. Springer New York, pp. 3-12. DOI:

Stuttered birdsong
Helekar, SA, Salgado-Commissariat, D, Rosenfield, DB & Voss, HU 2013, . in Animal Models of Speech and Language Disorders. Springer New York, pp. 185-208. DOI:

Neural anomaly and reorganization in speakers who stutter: A short-term intervention study
Rosenfield, DB 2013, Neurology, vol 80, no. 16. DOI:

Dysarthria, Dysfluency, and Dysphagia
Rosenfield, DB 2010, . in Neurology Secrets. Elsevier, pp. 261-268. DOI:

Stuttering and Dysfluency
Rosenfield, DB 2008, . in Handbook of the Neuroscience of Language. Elsevier, pp. 309-318. DOI:

Disorders of Fluency and Voice
Rosenfield, DB 2006, . in Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, pp. 700-707. DOI:

Physician-authored medical espionage: Who and why
Rosenfield, DB 2006, Clinics in Dermatology, vol 24, no. 2, pp. 143-145. DOI:

The influence of neuromodulators on song-related plasticity in the songbird zebra finch
Salgado-Commissariat, D, Rosenfield, DB & Helekar, S 2004, Neuroscience 2004 – Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, United States, 10/23/04 - 10/27/04, .

Nicotine-mediated plasticity in robust nucleus of the archistriatum of the adult zebra finch
Salgado-Commissariat, D, Rosenfield, DB & Helekar, SA 2004, Brain Research, vol 1018, no. 1, pp. 97-105. DOI:

Invariance of temporal profiles of surface auditory evoked responses to song stimuli with respect to stimulus intensity in zebra finches
Helekar, S, Dixit, S, Rosenfield, DB & Salgado-Commissariat, D 2004, Neuroscience 2004 – Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, United States, 10/23/04 - 10/27/04, .

Modulation of ?/a frequency profiles of slow auditory-evoked responses in the songbird zebra finch
Espino, GG, Lewis, C, Rosenfield, DB & Helekar, SA 2003, Neuroscience, vol 122, no. 2, pp. 521-529. DOI:

Development and adult phase plasticity of syllable repetitions in the birdsong of captive zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
Helekar, SA, Espino, GG, Botas, A & Rosenfield, DB 2003, Behavioral Neuroscience, vol 117, no. 5, pp. 939-951. DOI:

The temporal profiles of global auditory evoked responses reflecting conspecific song syllable discrimination and autogenic song syllable recognition in zebra finches
Helekar, S, Espino, GG & Rosenfield, DB 2003, 6th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience, Prague, Czech Republic, 7/10/03 - 7/15/03, .

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of a stutterer's brain during overt speech
Viswanath, NS, Karmonik, C, King, D, Rosenfield, DB & Mawad, M 2003, Journal of Neuroimaging, vol 13, no. 3, pp. 280-281. DOI:

Partial restoration of normal song in zebra finches that stutter
Rosenfield, DB, Espino, GG & Helekar, S 2003, 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 30 - April 6. Honolulu, United States, 3/29/03 - 4/5/03, .

Similarities in neural correlates of song discrimination in zebra finches with similar songs
Espino, GG, Rosenfield, DB & Helekar, S 2003, Neuroscience 2003 – Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, United States, 11/8/03 - 11/12/03, .

Slow auditory evoked potential correlates of song syllable discrimination in zebra finches
Espino, GG, Rosenfield, DB & Helekar, S 2002, Neuroscience 2002 - 32nd Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, United States, 11/3/02 - 11/7/02, pp. 28.

The effect of nicotine on synaptic plasticity in a song nucleus of zebra finches
Salgado-Commissariat, D, Rosenfield, DB & Helekar, S 2002, Neuroscience 2002 - 32nd Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, United States, 11/3/02 - 11/7/02, .

Stuttering in zebra finches
Rosenfield, DB, Espino, GG & Helekar, S 2002, 127th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, New York, United States, 10/13/02 - 10/16/02, .

Neuroscience of stuttering [4]
Rosenfield, DB & Viswanath, NS 2002, Science, vol 295, no. 5557, pp. 973-974.