Cheryl Gale

Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, Center for Neurobehavioral Development


Cheryl A. Gale, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. She earned her MD from the University of Minnesota, and completed her internship and residency at Washington University-St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis before returning to the University of Minnesota to complete a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Dr. Gale is an established investigator in the areas of fungal pathogenesis and infant gut microbiome effects on short- and long-term health. She has published in Science, Eukaryotic Cell, and Journal of Nutrition, among others. Dr. Gale held the Minnesota Chapter Research Award from the March of Dimes from 2000 to 2002.

Clinical Summary

Neonatal Infectious Diseases


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,,
Washington University-St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics , American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

GME Clinical Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2023)
Excellence in Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2023)
Basic Science Paper of the Year (Associate or Full Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota



Pediatric Neonatology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-401
Minneapolis, MN 55454