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Aaron Hamvas, MD

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

Specialty Areas

Newborn Medicine - Neonatology
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

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.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 5th Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-6148
Fax: 314-454-4633

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Provides a Reliable Estimate of Invasive Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Children.
Levy PT, Patel MD, Groh G, Choudhry S, Murphy J, Holland MR, Hamvas A, Grady MR, Singh GK
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Sep 15; pii: S0894-7317(16)30422-9. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.08.013.

PMID:
    27641101
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Functional Characterization of ABCA3 Mutations from Infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
Wambach JA, Yang P, Wegner DJ, Heins HB, Kaliberova LN, Kaliberov SA, Curiel DT, White FV, Hamvas A, Hackett BP, Cole FS
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 Jul 2;

PMID:
    27374344
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Gut bacteria dysbiosis and necrotising enterocolitis in very low birthweight infants: a prospective case-control study.
Warner BB, Deych E, Zhou Y, Hall-Moore C, Weinstock GM, Sodergren E, Shaikh N, Hoffmann JA, Linneman LA, Hamvas A, Khanna G, Rouggly-Nickless LC, Ndao IM, Shands BA, Escobedo M, Sullivan JE, Radmacher PG, Shannon WD, Tarr PI
Lancet. 2016 May 7; 387(10031)1928-36. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00081-7.

PMID:
    26969089
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Strain Measures by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Levy PT, Machefsky A, Sanchez AA, Patel MD, Rogal S, Fowler S, Yaeger L, Hardi A, Holland MR, Hamvas A, Singh GK
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Mar; 29(3)209-225.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2015.11.016.

PMID:
    26747685
    [PubMed - in process]
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Erratum to: A disorder of surfactant metabolism without identified genetic mutations.
Montella S, Vece TJ, Langston C, Carrera P, Nogee LM, Hamvas A, Manna A, Cervasio M, Santamaria F
Ital J Pediatr. 2015 Dec 16; 4198. doi: 10.1186/s13052-015-0205-8.

PMID:
    26672746
    [PubMed]
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A disorder of surfactant metabolism without identified genetic mutations.
Montella S, Vece TJ, Langston C, Carrera P, Nogee LM, Hamvas A, Manna A, Cervasio M, Santamaria F
Ital J Pediatr. 2015 Nov 25; 4193. doi: 10.1186/s13052-015-0198-3.

PMID:
    26606984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Population-based frequency of surfactant dysfunction mutations in a native Chinese cohort.
Chen YJ, Wambach JA, DePass K, Wegner DJ, Chen SK, Zhang QY, Heins H, Cole FS, Hamvas A
World J Pediatr. 2016 May; 12(2)190-5. doi: 10.1007/s12519-015-0047-x.

PMID:
    26547207
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparisons and Limitations of Current Definitions of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program.
Poindexter BB, Feng R, Schmidt B, Aschner JL, Ballard RA, Hamvas A, Reynolds AM, Shaw PA, Jobe AH, Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Dec; 12(12)1822-30. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201504-218OC.

PMID:
    26397992
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Placental Villous Vascularity Is Decreased in Premature Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension.
Yallapragada SG, Mestan KK, Palac H, Porta N, Gotteiner N, Hamvas A, Grobman W, Ernst LM
Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 19(2)101-7. doi: 10.2350/15-05-1646-OA.1.

PMID:
    26366786
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diffuse Lung Disease in Biopsied Children 2 to 18 Years of Age. Application of the chILD Classification Scheme.
Fan LL, Dishop MK, Galambos C, Askin FB, White FV, Langston C, Liptzin DR, Kroehl ME, Deutsch GH, Young LR, Kurland G, Hagood J, Dell S, Trapnell BC, Deterding RR, Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Research Network (chILDRN)
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct; 12(10)1498-505. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201501-064OC.

PMID:
    26291470
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of neonatal intensive care bed configuration on rates of late-onset bacterial sepsis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization.
Julian S, Burnham CA, Sellenriek P, Shannon WD, Hamvas A, Tarr PI, Warner BB
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Oct; 36(10)1173-82. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.144.

PMID:
    26108888
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lungs, microbes and the developing neonate.
Warner BB, Hamvas A
Neonatology. 2015; 107(4)337-43. doi: 10.1159/000381124.

PMID:
    26044101
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prematurity and respiratory outcomes program (PROP): study protocol of a prospective multicenter study of respiratory outcomes of preterm infants in the United States.
Pryhuber GS, Maitre NL, Ballard RA, Cifelli D, Davis SD, Ellenberg JH, Greenberg JM, Kemp J, Mariani TJ, Panitch H, Ren C, Shaw P, Taussig LM, Hamvas A, Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program Investigators
BMC Pediatr. 2015 Apr 10; 1537. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0346-3.

PMID:
    25886363
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Respiratory consequences of prematurity: evolution of a diagnosis and development of a comprehensive approach.
Maitre NL, Ballard RA, Ellenberg JH, Davis SD, Greenberg JM, Hamvas A, Pryhuber GS, Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program
J Perinatol. 2015 May; 35(5)313-21. doi: 10.1038/jp.2015.19.

PMID:
    25811285
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Right ventricular function in preterm and term neonates: reference values for right ventricle areas and fractional area of change.
Levy PT, Dioneda B, Holland MR, Sekarski TJ, Lee CK, Mathur A, Cade WT, Cahill AG, Hamvas A, Singh GK
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 May; 28(5)559-69. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2015.01.024.

PMID:
    25753503
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ventilatory control and supplemental oxygen in premature infants with apparent chronic lung disease.
Coste F, Ferkol T, Hamvas A, Cleveland C, Linneman L, Hoffman J, Kemp J
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2015 May; 100(3)F233-7. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307272.

PMID:
    25716677
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Respiratory failure in a term infant with cis and trans mutations in ABCA3.
Jackson T, Wegner DJ, White FV, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA
J Perinatol. 2015 Mar; 35(3)231-2. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.236.

PMID:
    25712598
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sequencing of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis-related genes reveals independent single gene associations.
Coghlan MA, Shifren A, Huang HJ, Russell TD, Mitra RD, Zhang Q, Wegner DJ, Cole FS, Hamvas A
BMJ Open Respir Res. 2014; 1(1)e000057. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2014-000057.

PMID:
    25553246
    [PubMed]
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Patterned progression of bacterial populations in the premature infant gut.
La Rosa PS, Warner BB, Zhou Y, Weinstock GM, Sodergren E, Hall-Moore CM, Stevens HJ, Bennett WE Jr, Shaikh N, Linneman LA, Hoffmann JA, Hamvas A, Deych E, Shands BA, Shannon WD, Tarr PI
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 26; 111(34)12522-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409497111.

PMID:
    25114261
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of frame rate on two-dimensional speckle tracking-derived measurements of myocardial deformation in premature infants.
Sanchez AA, Levy PT, Sekarski TJ, Hamvas A, Holland MR, Singh GK
Echocardiography. 2015 May; 32(5)839-47. doi: 10.1111/echo.12716.

PMID:
    25109389
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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