Dr. Lund was born in Duluth, MN and attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He received his general surgical training at the MGH in Boston, and his pediatric surgical training at Boston Children's Hospital. His initial career was spent as a trauma, transplant and general pediatric surgeon at Boston Children's. In 1999, he became Surgeon-in-Chief of the University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital in in Madison, and in 2001 became Chair of General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2011, he became Executive Vice President of the Phoenix Children's Medical Group and Surgeon-in-Chief at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Lund joined the Stanford faculty in Pediatric Surgery and as Associate Dean of the Faculty in Pediatrics and Obstetrics as well as Chief Medical Officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in March, 2015.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Surgery

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Interim President and CEO, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2018 - Present)
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty for Pediatrics and Obstetrics, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2015 - Present)
  • Executive Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Phoenix Children's Hospital (2011 - 2015)
  • Chairman, Division of General Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2001 - 2011)
  • Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital/American Family Children's Hospita (1999 - 2011)
  • Medical Director, Level 1 Trauma Center, Boston Children's Hospital (1993 - 1999)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Pediatric Surgery Board, American Board of Surgery (2012 - 2015)
  • Member, Pediatric Surgery Advisory Council, American College of Surgeons (2009 - 2015)
  • Treasurer, member of Board of Governors, American Pediatric Surgical Association (2008 - 2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation (2004 - 2011)
  • Fellow, American Surgical Association (2005 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (1993 - Present)
  • Fellow, Surgical Section, American Academy of Pediatrics (1992 - Present)
  • President, Medical Staff Association, Boston Children's Hospital (1998 - 1999)
  • Treasurer, Physician's Organization, Boston Children's Hospital (1998 - 1999)

Professional Education

  • Residency:Massachusetts General Hospital Surgery ResidencyMA
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1988)
  • Residency:Massachusetts General HospitalMA
  • Internship:Massachusetts General HospitalMA
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1992)
  • Board Certification: Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery (1989)
  • Medical Education:Harvard Medical School (1980) MA
  • AB cum laude, Harvard College, Biology (1976)
  • Fellowship:Boston Children's HospitalMA
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Medicine (1980)


2017-18 Courses


All Publications

  • High prevalence of same-sex twins in patients with cloacal exstrophy: Support for embryological association with monozygotic twinning Fullerton, B. S., Sparks, E. A., Hall, A. M., Velazco, C. S., Modi, B. P., Lund, D. P., Jaksic, T., Hendren, W. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC. 2017: 807–9


    Previous studies have hypothesized that cloacal exstrophy may be caused by errors early in embryological development related to monozygotic twinning. This study reports the prevalence of twins in a large cohort of patients with cloacal exstrophy.Patients with cloacal exstrophy treated 1974-2015 were reviewed for reports of multiple gestation or conjoined twinning. The genetic sex of the patient and their twin, and any mention of anomaly in the twin were recorded. Neither placental exam nor genetic testing results were available to definitively determine zygosity.Of 71 patients, 10 had a live born twin (14%), all of whom were of the same genetic sex as the affected patient. One additional patient's twin suffered intrauterine fetal demise, and another patient had a conjoined heteropagus twin. None of the twins were affected by exstrophy-epispadias complex. The rate of twin birth in this cohort was 4.4-7.7 higher than that reported by the Centers for Disease Control in the general population time period (P<0.001), with a striking preponderance of same-sex pairs.The highly significant prevalence of same-sex twin pairs within this cohort supports the hypothesis that the embryogenesis of cloacal exstrophy may be related to errors in monozygotic twinning.2b.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.01.043

    View details for Web of Science ID 000401098300028

    View details for PubMedID 28202184