James D. Marshall, M.D.

James D. Marshall, M.D.

Chair of Pediatrics


James D. Marshall, M.D., is the academic chair of Pediatrics at the Burnett School of Medicine. He currently serves as the Cook Children’s Health Care System’s Vice President and Chief Research Officer, practicing Pediatric Critical Care Medicine within its Physician Network. Dr. Marshall believes in providing innovative care, every day, to infants, children, and young adults through research-driven therapeutic algorithms and drug/device development protocols, and the pursuit of medical science discovery rooted in the careful observations of health and disease by expert clinicians. Capping dual fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology, he was invited by his Pharmacology mentor, Gregory L. Kearns, PharmD, Ph.D., to take on the combined roles of Associate Clinical Pharmacologist and Pediatric Intensivist at The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. There, he accepted leadership roles including Executive Vice President of the Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City, P.C. and Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Experimental Therapeutics.


After undergraduate and graduate education at Saint Louis University and Tulane Medical School, respectively, Dr. Marshall completed pediatric residency at Stanford University followed by dual fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.


Dr. Marshall is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Clinical Pharmacology.

Arnold Hall Fourth Floor

Phone: 817-257-6633

Research Interests

At Cook Children’s, Dr. Marshall was called to develop a collaborative, integrated, and centralized system of pediatric research, which now provides the entire range of operational and business services to its burgeoning research program.