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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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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

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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Apr 11; doi: 10.1038/pr.2018.30.

PMID:
    29538355
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed]
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Survival among children with "Lethal" congenital contracture syndrome 11 caused by novel mutations in the gliomedin gene (GLDN).
Wambach JA, Stettner GM, Haack TB, Writzl K, Škofljanec A, Maver A, Munell F, Ossowski S, Bosio M, Wegner DJ, Shinawi M, Baldridge D, Alhaddad B, Strom TM, Grange DK, Wilichowski E, Troxell R, Collins J, Warner BB, Schmidt RE, Pestronk A, Cole FS, Steinfeld R
Hum Mutat. 2017 Nov; 38(11)1477-1484. doi: 10.1002/humu.23297.

PMID:
    28726266
    [PubMed - in process]
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Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance.
Khan A, Coffey M, Litterer KP, Baird JD, Furtak SL, Garcia BM, Ashland MA, Calaman S, Kuzma NC, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Rosenbluth G, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Good BP, Hepps JH, Dalal AK, Lipsitz SR, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Spector ND, West DC, Landrigan CP, and the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study Group., Allair BK, Alminde C, Alvarado-Little W, Atsatt M, Aylor ME, Bale JF Jr, Balmer D, Barton KT, Beck C, Bismilla Z, Blankenburg RL, Chandler D, Choudhary A, Christensen E, Coghlan-McDonald S, Cole FS, Corless E, Cray S, Da Silva R, Dahale D, Dreyer B, Growdon AS, Gubler L, Guiot A, Harris R, Haskell H, Kocolas I, Kruvand E, Lane MM, Langrish K, Ledford CJW, Lewis K, Lopreiato JO, Maloney CG, Mangan A, Markle P, Mendoza F, Micalizzi DA, Mittal V, Obermeyer M, O'Donnell KA, Ottolini M, Patel SJ, Pickler R, Rogers JE, Sanders LM, Sauder K, Shah SS, Sharma M, Simpkin A, Subramony A, Thompson ED Jr, Trueman L, Trujillo T, Turmelle MP, Warnick C, Welch C, White AJ, Wien MF, Winn AS, Wintch S, Wolf M, Yin HS, Yu CE
JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 1; 171(4)372-381. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4812.

PMID:
    28241211
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes of Lung Transplantation for Infants and Children with Genetic Disorders of Surfactant Metabolism.
Eldridge WB, Zhang Q, Faro A, Sweet SC, Eghtesady P, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA
J Pediatr. 2017 May; 184157-164.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.01.017.

PMID:
    28215425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Functional Characterization of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter A3 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 Nov; 55(5)716-721.

PMID:
    27374344
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Genetic Factors Contribute to Risk for Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome among Moderately Preterm, Late Preterm, and Term Infants.
Shen CL, Zhang Q, Meyer Hudson J, Cole FS, Wambach JA
J Pediatr. 2016 May; 17269-74.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.01.031.

PMID:
    26935785
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ALG1-CDG: Clinical and Molecular Characterization of 39 Unreported Patients.
Ng BG, Shiryaev SA, Rymen D, Eklund EA, Raymond K, Kircher M, Abdenur JE, Alehan F, Midro AT, Bamshad MJ, Barone R, Berry GT, Brumbaugh JE, Buckingham KJ, Clarkson K, Cole FS, O'Connor S, Cooper GM, Van Coster R, Demmer LA, Diogo L, Fay AJ, Ficicioglu C, Fiumara A, Gahl WA, Ganetzky R, Goel H, Harshman LA, He M, Jaeken J, James PM, Katz D, Keldermans L, Kibaek M, Kornberg AJ, Lachlan K, Lam C, Yaplito-Lee J, Nickerson DA, Peters HL, Race V, Régal L, Rush JS, Rutledge SL, Shendure J, Souche E, Sparks SE, Trapane P, Sanchez-Valle A, Vilain E, Vøllo A, Waechter CJ, Wang RY, Wolfe LA, Wong DA, Wood T, Yang AC, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics., Matthijs G, Freeze HH
Hum Mutat. 2016 Jul; 37(7)653-60. doi: 10.1002/humu.22983.

PMID:
    26931382
    [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
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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
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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
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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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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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