Ferdinand Coste, III, D.O.  costef@wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine
Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine

phone: (314) 454-2694

Clinical Interests

After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Coste received his medical education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency at Winthrop University Hospital in New York before joining the division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine at Washington University for his fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine. Dr. Coste is a Prematurity Respiratory Outcomes Project (PROP) team member, examining respiratory patterns in premature infants in an effort to refine pulmonary care for this patient population and reduce risks of lung injury associated with hyperoxia. Dr. Coste joined the faculty of Washington University in the division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine upon completion of his fellowship in 2010. He is currently the Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship program and a member of the 7 East Unit-Based Joint Practice Team and Partnership Committee.


  • B.S., Cornell University1998
  • D.O., New York College of Osteopathic Medicine2004


  • Resident, Winthrop University Hospital / Stony Brook University2004 - 2007
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine/St Louis Children's Hospital2007 - 2010

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics2008
  • MO, 2008
  • Pediatric Pulmonology, American Board of Pediatrics2010

Recent Publications view all (2)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Coste F, Ferkol T, Hamvas A, Cleveland C, Linneman L, Hoffman J, Kemp J. Ventilatory control and supplemental oxygen in premature infants with apparent chronic lung disease. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2015;100(3):F233-7. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307272  PMID:25716677  
  2. Johnston TP, Tam-Williams J, Schmandt M, Patel AC, Cleveland C, Coste F, Kemp JS. Behavioral Hyperventilation and Central Sleep Apnea in Two Children. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015;11(4):487-9. PMCID:PMC4365463  PMID:26106657  
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