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Pediatrics

Jessica Pittman, MD, MPH

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, St. Louis Children's Hospital


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, , Suite C, second floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116, 660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Early childhood lung disease, cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, asthma, pulmonary function testing, infant pulmonary function testing, multiple breath washout testing.

Areas of Research Interest
Improving the diagnosis and detection of early lung disease in infancy and early childhood through the use of novel outcome measures including infant pulmonary function testing and multiple breath washout (MBW) testing.

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Pulmonology -- Certified

Medical Education
Bachelor of Arts: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1998
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2004
Residency, Pediatrics: St. Louis Children's Hospital/Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, 2007
Associate Chief Pediatric Resident: St. Louis Children's Hospital/Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, 2007
Master of Public Health: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009
Fellow, Pediatric Pulmonology: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 2011
Research Fellow, Division of Pediatric Respirology: Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2012
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Select or Recent Journal Articles
Pittman JE, Cutting G, Davis SD, Ferkol T, Boucher R (2014). Cystic Fibrosis: NHLBI Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Chronic Lung Diseases. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11 (Suppl 3), S161-8 PubMed: 24754825.

Austin-Tse, C., Halbritter, J., Zariwala, M. A., Gilberti, R. M., Gee, H. Y., Hellman, N., Pathak, N., Liu, Y., Panizzi, J. R., Patel-King, R. S., Tritschler, D., Bower, R., O'Toole, E., Porath, J. D., Hurd, T. W., Chaki, M., Diaz, K. A., Kohl, S., Lovric, S., Hwang, D. Y., Braun, D. A., Schueler, M., Airik, R., Otto, E. A., Leigh, M. W., Noone, P. G., Carson, J. L., Davis, S. D., Pittman, J. E., Ferkol, T. W., Atkinson, J. J., Olivier, K. N., Sagel, S. D., Dell, S. D., Rosenfeld, M., Milla, C. E., Loges, N. T., Omran, H., Porter, M. E., King, S. M., Knowles, M. R., Drummond, I. A., Hildebrandt, F. (10/3/2013). Zebrafish Ciliopathy Screen Plus Human Mutational Analysis Identifies C21orf59 and CCDC65 Defects as Causing Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Am J Hum Genet, 93 (4), 672-86.

Zariwala, M. A., Gee, H. Y., Kurkowiak, M., Al-Mutairi, D. A., Leigh, M. W., Hurd, T. W., Hjeij, R., Dell, S. D., Chaki, M., Dougherty, G. W., Adan, M., Spear, P. C., Esteve-Rudd, J., Loges, N. T., Rosenfeld, M., Diaz, K. A., Olbrich, H., Wolf, W. E., Sheridan, E., Batten, T. F., Halbritter, J., Porath, J. D., Kohl, S., Lovric, S., Hwang, D. Y., Pittman, J. E., Burns, K. A., Ferkol, T. W., Sagel, S. D., Olivier, K. N., Morgan, L. C., Werner, C., Raidt, J., Pennekamp, P., Sun, Z., Zhou, W., Airik, R., Natarajan, S., Allen, S. J., Amirav, I., Wieczorek, D., Landwehr, K., Nielsen, K., Schwerk, N., Sertic, J., Köhler, G., Washburn, J., Levy, S., Fan, S., Koerner-Rettberg, C., Amselem, S., Williams, D. S., Mitchell, B. J., Drummond, I. A., Otto, E. A., Omran, H., Knowles, M. R., Hildebrandt, F. (8/8/2013). ZMYND10 is mutated in primary ciliary dyskinesia and interacts with LRRC6. Am J Hum Genet, 93 (2), 336-45.

Pittman, J. E., Johnson, R. C., Jones, P. W., Davis, S. D. (12/1/2012). Variability of a closed, rebreathing setup for multiple breath wash-out testing in children. Pediatr Pulmonol, 47 (12), 1242-50

Pittman, J. E., Johnson, R. C., Davis, S. D. (5/1/2012). Improvement in pulmonary function following antibiotics in infants with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol, 47 (5), 441-6

Pittman, J. E., Van Rie, A., Davis, S. D. (6/1/2011). Spirometry in biracial children: how adequate are race-based reference equations?. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 165 (6), 573-4

Pittman, J.D., Rosenfeld, M. (2/18/2011). Appropriate pediatric spirometric reference equations and interpretation.. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, 24 (2), 63-68.

Pittman, J. E., Calloway, E. H., Kiser, M., Yeatts, J., Davis, S. D., Drumm, M. L., Schechter, M. S., Leigh, M. W., Emond, M., Van Rie, A., Knowles, M. R. (12/30/2010). Age of Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition and subsequent severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease. Pediatr Pulmonol

Leigh, M. W., Pittman, J. E., Carson, J. L., Ferkol, T. W., Dell, S. D., Davis, S. D., Knowles, M. R., Zariwala, M. A. (7/1/2009). Clinical and genetic aspects of primary ciliary dyskinesia/Kartagener syndrome. Genet Med, 11 (7), 473-87

Brown, D. E., Pittman, J. E., Leigh, M. W., Fordham, L., Davis, S. D. (5/1/2008). Early lung disease in young children with primary ciliary dyskinesia. Pediatr Pulmonol, 43 (5), 514-6

Chen, D. L., Ferkol, T. W., Mintun, M. A., Pittman, J. E., Rosenbluth, D. B., Schuster, D. P. (6/15/2006). Quantifying pulmonary inflammation in cystic fibrosis with positron emission tomography. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 173 (12), 1363-9.

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