Cynthia M. Ortinau, M.D.  ortinau_c@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148

Education

  • BA, University of Missouri –Kansas City School of Arts and Sciences 2004
  • MD, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine2005
  • MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis2014

Training

  • Pediatric Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine2008 - 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics 2009
  • Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics 2012
  • MO, Registered Medical Practioner, Missouri Board of Healing Arts 2016

Honors

  • Travel Award – American Academy of Pediatrics2006
  • Travel Award – Pediatric Academic Societies2010
  • Washington University in St. Louis Department of Pediatrics Loan Repayment Award2011
  • Partners in Excellence Award, Team Leader, Brigham and Women's Hospital2014

Recent Publications view all (11)


  1. Tract-Specific Group Analysis in Fetal Cohorts using in utero Diffusion Tensor Imaging MICCAI. 2018;accepted. 
  2. Dynamic patterns of cortical expansion during folding of the preterm human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. . 2018. PMID:29507201  
  3. Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Moderate to Severe Congenital Heart Disease Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018;19(1):56-63. PMID: 29210924 
  4. The Frequency and Severity of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities in Infants with Mild Neonatal Encephalopathy. J Pediatr. 2017;187:26-33.e1. PMCID:PMC5533615  PMID:28479101 
  5. Quantitative Folding Pattern Analysis of Early Primary Sulci in Human Fetuses with Brain Abnormalities. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017;38(7):1449-1455. PMCID:PMC5509490  PMID:28522661 
  6. Disorganized Sulcal Position Pattern in Fetal Brains with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum Cer Cortex. 2017;doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx191.. 
  7. A normative spatiotemporal MRI atlas of the fetal brain for automatic segmentation and analysis of early brain growth. Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):476. PMCID:PMC5428658  PMID:28352082 
  8. Diffusion tractography and neuromotor outcome in very preterm children with white matter abnormalities. Pediatr Res. 2014;76(1):86-92. PMCID:PMC4062577  PMID:24713814 
  9. Cortical folding is altered before surgery in infants with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2013;163(5):1507-10. PMCID:PMC3905308  PMID:23988135 
  10. Congenital heart disease affects cerebral size but not brain growth. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012;33(7):1138-46. PMCID:PMC3702162  PMID:22450354 
  11. Regional alterations in cerebral growth exist preoperatively in infants with congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;143(6):1264-70. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.10.039  PMCID:PMC3322305  PMID:22143100 
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