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F. Sessions Cole, MD

Current Position
Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children’s Health
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Newborn Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, 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, Department of Pediatrics
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8116
St Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Inherited lung diseases of infancy, surfactant protein-B deficiency, newborn immunity, newborn infections, complement biosynthesis

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

Medical Education
B.A.: Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1969
MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1973
Internship: Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974
Medical Officer: General Medical Officer, United States Public Health Service Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1976
Residency: Junior Assistant, The Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977
Residency: Senior Assistant, The Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
Fellowship: Research in Neonatology and Cell Biology, the Joint Program in Neonatology, Brigham and Women's Hosp, 1981
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2005-2013 (Castle Connolly)

Cartier First Aide Award, St. Louis Effort for AIDS, 2000

Named the Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, 1998

FDR Leadership Award from the March of Dimes (co-winner with Senator Christopher Bond, Senior Senator from Missouri), 1997

Recent Invited Professorships and Lectureships
Moderator, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, 2010-2012

Co-Chair, Post-Graduate Course, American Thoracic Society International Conference (Conquering Population Biology: ‘OME My Gosh!), 2010

3rd Annual Sanford-Burnham Rare Disease Day Symposium, Identifying and Treating Genetic Diseases in Children, 2012

80th Perinatal and Developmental Medicine Symposium (Surfactant Therapy: Past, Present, and Future), American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, 2012

Frank Sterner Endowed Lectureship for Newborn Education at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 2012

John L. Curran Lectureship, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida, 2012

American Society for Matrix Biology/Society for Glycobiology plenary speaker, San Diego, California, 2012

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Wilfond BS, Magnus D, Antommaria AH, Appelbaum P, Aschner J, Barrington KJ, Beauchamp T, Boss RD, Burke W, Caplan AL, Capron AM, Cho M, Clayton EW, Cole FS, Darlow BA, Diekema D, Faden RR, Feudtner C, Fins JJ, Fost NC, Frader J, Hester DM, Janvier A, Joffe S, Kahn J, Kass NE, Kodish E, Lantos JD, McCullough L, McKinney R Jr, Meadow W, O'Rourke PP, Powderly KE, Pursley DM, Ross LF, Sayeed S, Sharp RR, Sugarman J, Tarnow-Mordi WO, Taylor H, Tomlinson T, Truog RD, Unguru YT, Weise KL, Woodrum D, Youngner S. The OHRP and SUPPORT. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Anderson JL, Levy PT, Leonard KB, Smyser CD, Tychsen L, Cole FS. Congenital Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus: When to Consider the Diagnosis. J Child Neurol. 2013 May 10. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Mills KI, Anderson J, Levy PT, Cole FS, Silva JN, Kulkarni S, Shinawi M. Duplication of 20p12.3 associated with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Jan;161A(1):137-44.

Spector N, Starmer A, Yu C, O'Toole J, Allen A, Tse L, Bale J, Bismilla Z, Calaman S, Coffey M, Cole FS, Destino L, Everhart J, Hepps J, Kahana M, Lopreiato J, McGregor R, Patel S, Rosenbluth G, Srivastava R, Stevenson A, West D, Landrigan C, Sectish T. I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Core Resident Workshop. MedEdPORTAL; 2012

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.

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.

Vachharajani A, Cole FS, Keenan W. Neonatal Resuscitation Program Update. Pediatr Update (Dodson WE, Editor-in-Chief), volume 33, issue 2, August, 2012.

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. 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.

Cole FS, Alleyne C, Barks JD, Boyle RJ, Carroll JL, Dokken D, Edwards WH, Georgieff M, Gregory K, Johnston MV, Kramer M, Mitchell C, Neu J, Pursley DM, Robinson WM, Rowitch DH. NIH Consensus Development Conference statement: inhaled nitric-oxide therapy for premature infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Feb;127(2):363-9.

Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND; I-PASS Study Group. Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):619-22.

Wambach JA, Yang P, Wegner DJ, An P, Hackett BP, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Surfactant protein-C promoter variants associated with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome reduce transcription. Pediatr Res. 2010 Sep;68(3):216-20.

Tomazela DM, Patterson BW, Hanson E, Spence KL, Kanion TB, Salinger DH, Vicini P, Barret H, Heins HB, Cole FS, Hamvas A, MacCoss MJ. Measurement of human surfactant protein-B turnover in vivo from tracheal aspirates using targeted proteomics. Anal Chem. 2010 Mar 15;82(6):2561-7.

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

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