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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

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

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: 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

Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program.
Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Rosenbluth G, Allen AD, Noble EL, Tse LL, Dalal AK, Keohane CA, Lipsitz SR, Rothschild JM, Wien MF, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Wilson KM, O'Toole JK, Solan LG, Aylor M, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Mahant S, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Patel SJ, Bale JF Jr, Spackman JB, Stevenson AT, Calaman S, Cole FS, Balmer DF, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, I-PASS Study Group
N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 6; 371(19)1803-12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1405556.

PMID:
    25372088
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Minoxidil-associated anorexia in an infant with refractory hypertension.
Vesoulis ZA, Attarian SJ, Zeller B, Cole FS
Pharmacotherapy. 2014 Dec; 34(12)e341-4. doi: 10.1002/phar.1495.

PMID:
    25280267
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genotype-phenotype correlations for infants and children with ABCA3 deficiency.
Wambach JA, Casey AM, Fishman MP, Wegner DJ, Wert SE, Cole FS, Hamvas A, Nogee LM
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun 15; 189(12)1538-43. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201402-0342OC.

PMID:
    24871971
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS handoff curriculum: A multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs.
Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF Jr, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, Srivastava R, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND, I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee
Acad Med. 2014 Jun; 89(6)876-84. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000264.

PMID:
    24871238
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Two deletions overlapping a distant FOXF1 enhancer unravel the role of lncRNA LINC01081 in etiology of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins.
Szafranski P, Dharmadhikari AV, Wambach JA, Towe CT, White FV, Grady RM, Eghtesady P, Cole FS, Deutsch G, Sen P, Stankiewicz P
Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Aug; 164A(8)2013-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36606.

PMID:
    24842713
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Synonymous ABCA3 variants do not increase risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Heins HB, Druley TE, Mitra RD, Hamvas A, Cole FS
J Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 164(6)1316-21.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.02.021.

PMID:
    24657120
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rare recessive loss-of-function methionyl-tRNA synthetase mutations presenting as a multi-organ phenotype.
van Meel E, Wegner DJ, Cliften P, Willing MC, White FV, Kornfeld S, Cole FS
BMC Med Genet. 2013 Oct 8; 14106. doi: 10.1186/1471-2350-14-106.

PMID:
    24103465
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The OHRP and SUPPORT.
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
N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 20; 368(25)e36. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1307008.

PMID:
    23738513
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genetic variation in MKL2 and decreased downstream PCTAIRE1 expression in extreme, fatal primary human microcephaly.
Ramos EI, Bien-Willner GA, Li J, Hughes AE, Giacalone J, Chasnoff S, Kulkarni S, Parmacek M, Cole FS, Druley TE
Clin Genet. 2014 May; 85(5)423-32. doi: 10.1111/cge.12197.

PMID:
    23692340
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Novel FOXF1 mutations in sporadic and familial cases of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins imply a role for its DNA binding domain.
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
Hum Mutat. 2013 Jun; 34(6)801-11. doi: 10.1002/humu.22313.

PMID:
    23505205
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heterogeneous pulmonary phenotypes associated with mutations in the thyroid transcription factor gene NKX2-1.
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
Chest. 2013 Sep; 144(3)794-804. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2502.

PMID:
    23430038
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Duplication of 20p12.3 associated with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Mills KI, Anderson J, Levy PT, Cole FS, Silva JN, Kulkarni S, Shinawi M
Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Jan; 161A(1)137-44. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.35701.

PMID:
    23239491
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Single ABCA3 mutations increase risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Depass K, Heins H, Druley TE, Mitra RD, An P, Zhang Q, Nogee LM, Cole FS, Hamvas A
Pediatrics. 2012 Dec; 130(6)e1575-82. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0918.

PMID:
    23166334
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A method to determine the kinetics of multiple proteins in human infants with respiratory distress syndrome.
Bereman MS, Tomazela DM, Heins HS, Simonato M, Cogo PE, Hamvas A, Patterson BW, Cole FS, MacCoss MJ
Anal Bioanal Chem. 2012 Jun; 403(8)2397-402. doi: 10.1007/s00216-012-5953-3.

PMID:
    22526637
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An intronic ABCA3 mutation that is responsible for respiratory disease.
Agrawal A, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA, Wegner D, Coghill C, Harrison K, Nogee LM
Pediatr Res. 2012 Jun; 71(6)633-7. doi: 10.1038/pr.2012.21.

PMID:
    22337229
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Increased risk for respiratory distress among white, male, late preterm and term infants.
Anadkat JS, Kuzniewicz MW, Chaudhari BP, Cole FS, Hamvas A
J Perinatol. 2012 Oct; 32(10)780-5. doi: 10.1038/jp.2011.191.

PMID:
    22222548
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NIH Consensus Development Conference statement: inhaled nitric-oxide therapy for premature infants.
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
Pediatrics. 2011 Feb; 127(2)363-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3507.

PMID:
    21220405
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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NIH consensus development conference: Inhaled nitric oxide therapy for premature infants.
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 W, Rowitch DH
NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2010 Oct 29; 27(5)1-34.

PMID:
    21042341
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Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim.
Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, I-PASS Study Group
Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4)619-22. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1793.

PMID:
    20876168
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surfactant protein-C promoter variants associated with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome reduce transcription.
Wambach JA, Yang P, Wegner DJ, An P, Hackett BP, Cole FS, Hamvas A
Pediatr Res. 2010 Sep; 68(3)216-20. doi: 10.1203/00006450-201011001-00421.

PMID:
    20539253
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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