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Pediatrics

Aaron Hamvas, MD

Current Position
James Keating Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, St. Louis Children's Hospital


Specialty Areas
Newborn Medicine - Neonatology
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6148
Fax:   314-454-4633
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Surfactant protein B deficency, surfactant metabolism, genetic lung disease in newborns, epidemiology of infant mortality, high frequency mentilation, premature infants, respiratory distress syndrome, low birth weight, influence of the intestinal microbiome on newborn respiratory disease.

Board Certification
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine -- Certified
Pediatrics -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York , 1977
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, 1981
Residency: Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo (St. Louis Children's Hospital), 1984
Fellowship: Newborn Medicine, Washington Univeristy School of Medicine, St Louis, MO (St. Louis Children's Hosp), 1990
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly, 2006, 2008, 2010

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Hamvas A, Deterding R, Balch WE, Schwartz DA, Albertine KH, Whitsett JA, Cardoso WV, Kotton DN, Kourembanas S, Hagood JS. Diffuse lung disease in children: Summary of a scientific conference. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Jun 24.

Sen P, Yang Y, Navarro C, Silva I, Szafranski P, Kolodziejska KE, Dharmadhikari AV, Mostafa H, Kozakewich H, Kearney D, Cahill JB, Whitt M, Bilic M, Margraf L, Charles A, Goldblatt J, Gibson K, Lantz PE, Garvin AJ, Petty J, Kiblawi Z, Zuppan C, McConkie-Rosell A, McDonald MT, Peterson-Carmichael SL, Gaede JT, Shivanna B, Schady D, Friedlich PS, Hays SR, Palafoll IV, Siebers-Renelt U, Bohring A, Finn LS, Siebert JR, Galambos C, Nguyen L, Riley M, Chassaing N, Vigouroux A, Rocha G, Fernandes S, Brumbaugh J, Roberts K, Ho-Ming L, Lo IF, Lam S, Gerychova R, Jezova M, Valaskova I, Fellmann F, Afshar K, Giannoni E, Muhlethaler V, Liang J, Beckmann JS, Lioy J, Deshmukh H, Srinivasan L, Swarr DT, Sloman M, Shaw-Smith C, van Loon RL, Hagman C, Sznajer Y, Barrea C, Galant C, Detaille T, Wambach JA, Cole FS, Hamvas A, Prince LS, Diderich KE, Brooks AS, Verdijk RM, Ravindranathan H, Sugo E, Mowat D, Baker ML, Langston C, Welty S, Stankiewicz P. Novel FOXF1 Mutations in Sporadic and Familial Cases of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misaligned Pulmonary Veins Imply a Role for its DNA Binding Domain. Hum Mutat. 2013 Jun;34(6):801-11.

Hamvas A, Deterding RR, Wert SE, White FV, Dishop MK, Alfano DN, Halbower AC, Planer B, Stephan MJ, Uchida DA, Williames LD, Rosenfeld JA, Lebel RR, Young LR, Cole FS, Nogee LM. Heterogeneous pulmonary phenotypes associated with mutations in the thyroid transcription factor gene NKX2-1. Chest. 2013 Feb 21.

Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Depass K, Heins H, Druley TE, Mitra RD, An P, Zhang Q, Nogee LM, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Single ABCA3 mutations increase risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec;130(6):e1575-82.

Chen YJ, Chen SK, DePass K, Wegner DJ, Hamvas A, Nong GM, Wang YZ, Fan X, Luo JS. [Pulmonary surfactant associated gene variants in mixed ethnic population of Han and Zhuang]. Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi. 2012 Nov;50(11):843-6. Chinese.

Anadkat JS, Kuzniewicz MW, Chaudhari BP, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Increased risk for respiratory distress among white, male, late preterm and term infants. J Perinatol. 2012 Oct;32(10):780-5.

Singh GK, Levy PT, Holland MR, Hamvas A. Novel methods for assessment of right heart structure and function in pulmonary hypertension. Clin Perinatol. 2012 Sep;39(3):685-701.

Bereman MS, Tomazela DM, Heins HS, Simonato M, Cogo PE, Hamvas A, Patterson BW, Cole FS, MacCoss MJ. A method to determine the kinetics of multiple proteins in human infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2012 Jun;403(8):2397-402.

Agrawal A, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA, Wegner D, Coghill C, Harrison K, Nogee LM. An intronic ABCA3 mutation that is responsible for respiratory disease. Pediatr Res. 2012 Jun;71(6):633-7.

Willander H, Askarieh G, Landreh M, Westermark P, Nordling K, Keränen H, Hermansson E, Hamvas A, Nogee LM, Bergman T, Saenz A, Casals C, Åqvistg J, Jörnvall H, Berglund H, Presto J, Knight SD, Johansson J. High-resolution structure of a BRICHOS domain and its implications for anti-amyloid chaperone activity on lung surfactant protein C. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 14;109(7):2325-9.

Hamvas A. Current technology in the diagnosis of developmentally related lung disorders. Neonatology. 2012;101(4):353-9.

Merrill JD, Ballard PL, Courtney SE, Durand DJ, Hamvas A, Hibbs AM, Lu KW, Ryan RM, Reynolds AM, Spence K, Steinhorn RH, Truog WE, Eichenwald EC, Ballard RA. Pilot trial of late booster doses of surfactant for ventilated premature infants. J Perinatol. 2011 Sep;31(9):599-606.

González-Rivera R, Culverhouse RC, Hamvas A, Tarr PI, Warner BB. The age of necrotizing enterocolitis onset: an application of Sartwell's incubation period model. J Perinatol. 2011 Aug;31(8):519-23.

Bucher BT, McDuffie LA, Shaikh N, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Hamvas A, White FV, Erwin CR, Warner BW. Bacterial DNA content in the intestinal wall from infants with necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun;46(6):1029-33.

Hamvas A. Evaluation and management of inherited disorders of surfactant metabolism. Chin Med J (Engl). 2010 Oct;123(20):2943-7. Review.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Aaron Hamvas.

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