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F. Sessions Cole, MD

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

Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

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

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research
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Location(s)

Location(s)

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

De novo EIF2AK1 and EIF2AK2 Variants Are Associated with Developmental Delay, Leukoencephalopathy, and Neurologic Decompensation.
Mao D, Reuter CM, Ruzhnikov MRZ, Beck AE, Farrow EG, Emrick LT, Rosenfeld JA, Mackenzie KM, Robak L, Wheeler MT, Burrage LC, Jain M, Liu P, Calame D, Küry S, Sillesen M, Schmitz-Abe K, Tonduti D, Spaccini L, Iascone M, Genetti CA, Koenig MK, Graf M, Tran A, Alejandro M, Undiagnosed Diseases Network., Lee BH, Thiffault I, Agrawal PB, Bernstein JA, Bellen HJ, Chao HT
Am J Hum Genet. 2020 Apr 2; 106(4)570-583. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2020.02.016.

PMID:
    32197074
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phenotypic expansion of KMT2D-related disorder: Beyond Kabuki syndrome.
Baldridge D, Spillmann RC, Wegner DJ, Wambach JA, White FV, Sisco K, Toler TL, Dickson PI, Cole FS, Shashi V, Grange DK
Am J Med Genet A. 2020 May; 182(5)1053-1065. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61518.

PMID:
    32083401
    [PubMed - in process]
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Acute Kidney Injury and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Premature Neonates Born Less than 32 Weeks' Gestation.
Starr MC, Boohaker L, Eldredge LC, Menon S, Griffin R, Mayock DE, Li L, Askenazi D, Hingorani S, Neonatal Kidney Collaborative.
Am J Perinatol. 2020 Feb; 37(3)341-348. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3400311.

PMID:
    31777046
    [PubMed - in process]
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Acute Kidney Injury is Associated with Poor Lung Outcomes in Infants Born ≥32 Weeks of Gestational Age.
Starr MC, Boohaker L, Eldredge LC, Menon S, Griffin R, Mayock D, Askenazi D, Hingorani S, Neonatal Kidney Collaborative.
Am J Perinatol. 2020 Jan; 37(2)231-240. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1698836.

PMID:
    31739364
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Incidence and Risk Factors of Early Onset Neonatal AKI.
Charlton JR, Boohaker L, Askenazi D, Brophy PD, D'Angio C, Fuloria M, Gien J, Griffin R, Hingorani S, Ingraham S, Mian A, Ohls RK, Rastogi S, Rhee CJ, Revenis M, Sarkar S, Smith A, Starr M, Kent AL, Neonatal Kidney Collaborative.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Feb 7; 14(2)184-195. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03670318.

PMID:
    31738181
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De Novo Variants in WDR37 Are Associated with Epilepsy, Colobomas, Dysmorphism, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, and Cerebellar Hypoplasia.
Kanca O, Andrews JC, Lee PT, Patel C, Braddock SR, Slavotinek AM, Cohen JS, Gubbels CS, Aldinger KA, Williams J, Indaram M, Fatemi A, Yu TW, Agrawal PB, Vezina G, Simons C, Crawford J, Lau CC, Undiagnosed Diseases Network., Chung WK, Markello TC, Dobyns WB, Adams DR, Gahl WA, Wangler MF, Yamamoto S, Bellen HJ, Malicdan MCV
Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Aug 1; 105(2)413-424. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.06.014.

PMID:
    31327508
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Use of EHR-Based Pediatric Quality Measures: Views of Health System Leaders and Parents.
Hartley DM, Jonas S, Grossoehme D, Kelly A, Dodds C, Alford SM, Shenkman E, Simmons J, Bailey LC, Razzaghi H, Utidjian LH, McCafferty-Fernandez J, Cole FS, Smallwood J, Werk LN, Walsh KE
Am J Med Qual. 2020 Mar/Apr; 35(2)177-185. doi: 10.1177/1062860619850322.

PMID:
    31115254
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Phenotype and response to growth hormone therapy in siblings with B4GALT7 deficiency.
Sandler-Wilson C, Wambach JA, Marshall BA, Wegner DJ, McAlister W, Cole FS, Shinawi M
Bone. 2019 Jul; 12414-21. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2019.03.029.

PMID:
    30914273
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CemOrange2 fusions facilitate multifluorophore subcellular imaging in C. elegans.
Thomas BJ, Wight IE, Chou WYY, Moreno M, Dawson Z, Homayouni A, Huang H, Kim H, Jia H, Buland JR, Wambach JA, Cole FS, Pak SC, Silverman GA, Luke CJ
PLoS One. 2019; 14(3)e0214257. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214257.

PMID:
    30913273
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Optimizing the AKI definition during first postnatal week using Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury Epidemiology in Neonates (AWAKEN) cohort.
Askenazi D, Abitbol C, Boohaker L, Griffin R, Raina R, Dower J, Davis TK, Ray PE, Perazzo S, DeFreitas M, Milner L, Ambalavanan N, Cole FS, Rademacher E, Zappitelli M, Mhanna M, Neonatal Kidney Collaborative.
Pediatr Res. 2019 Feb; 85(3)329-338. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0249-8.

PMID:
    30643188
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Late onset neonatal acute kidney injury: results from the AWAKEN Study.
Charlton JR, Boohaker L, Askenazi D, Brophy PD, Fuloria M, Gien J, Griffin R, Hingorani S, Ingraham S, Mian A, Ohls RK, Rastogi S, Rhee CJ, Revenis M, Sarkar S, Starr M, Kent AL, Neonatal Kidney Collaborative (NKC).
Pediatr Res. 2019 Feb; 85(3)339-348. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0255-x.

PMID:
    30546043
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Bi-allelic POLR3A Loss-of-Function Variants Cause Autosomal-Recessive Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch Syndrome.
Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Patni N, Kircher M, Willing MC, Baldridge D, Xing C, Agarwal AK, Vergano SAS, Patel C, Grange DK, Kenney A, Najaf T, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Cole FS, Garg A
Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Dec 6; 103(6)968-975. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.10.010.

PMID:
    30414627
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Functional characterization of biallelic RTTN variants identified in an infant with microcephaly, simplified gyral pattern, pontocerebellar hypoplasia, and seizures.
Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Yang P, Shinawi M, Baldridge D, Betleja E, Shimony JS, Spencer D, Hackett BP, Andrews MV, Ferkol T, Dutcher SK, Mahjoub MR, Cole FS
Pediatr Res. 2018 Sep; 84(3)435-441. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0083-z.

PMID:
    29967526
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Functional Assays to Screen and Dissect Genomic Hits: Doubling Down on the National Investment in Genomic Research.
Musunuru K, Bernstein D, Cole FS, Khokha MK, Lee FS, Lin S, McDonald TV, Moskowitz IP, Quertermous T, Sankaran VG, Schwartz DA, Silverman EK, Zhou X, Hasan AAK, Luo XJ
Circ Genom Precis Med. 2018 Apr; 11(4)e002178. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.118.002178.

PMID:
    29654098
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Mutations in the thyroid transcription factor gene NKX2-1 result in decreased expression of SFTPB and SFTPC.
Attarian SJ, Leibel SL, Yang P, Alfano DN, Hackett BP, Cole FS, Hamvas A
Pediatr Res. 2018 Sep; 84(3)419-425. doi: 10.1038/pr.2018.30.

PMID:
    29538355
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Gene variants of the phosphatidylcholine synthesis pathway do not contribute to RDS in the Chinese population.
Chen YJ, Meyer J, Wambach JA, DePass K, Wegner DJ, Fan X, Zhang QY, Hillary H, Cole FS, Hamvas A
World J Pediatr. 2018 Feb; 14(1)52-56. doi: 10.1007/s12519-017-0109-3.

PMID:
    29411327
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Infants with Atypical Presentations of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of the Pulmonary Veins Who Underwent Bilateral Lung Transplantation.
Towe CT, White FV, Grady RM, Sweet SC, Eghtesady P, Wegner DJ, Sen P, Szafranski P, Stankiewicz P, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA
J Pediatr. 2018 Mar; 194158-164.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.10.026.

PMID:
    29198536
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Neonatal Outcomes Differ after Spontaneous and Indicated Preterm Birth.
Stout MJ, Demaree D, Merfeld E, Tuuli MG, Wambach JA, Cole FS, Cahill AG
Am J Perinatol. 2018 Apr; 35(5)494-502. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1608804.

PMID:
    29183099
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Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Functional Lung Alveolar Epithelial Cells.
Jacob A, Morley M, Hawkins F, McCauley KB, Jean JC, Heins H, Na CL, Weaver TE, Vedaie M, Hurley K, Hinds A, Russo SJ, Kook S, Zacharias W, Ochs M, Traber K, Quinton LJ, Crane A, Davis BR, White FV, Wambach J, Whitsett JA, Cole FS, Morrisey EE, Guttentag SH, Beers MF, Kotton DN
Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Oct 5; 21(4)472-488.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.08.014.

PMID:
    28965766
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The Genomics of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Cole FS, Wegner DJ, Davis JM
Front Pediatr. 2017; 5176. doi: 10.3389/fped.2017.00176.

PMID:
    28879171
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