Joan L. Rosenbaum, M.D.  rosenbaum@kids.wustl.edu

Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148

Clinical Interests

My interests include the study of grief , bereavement and palliative care. I am interested not only in studying how social support systems and spirituality impact the way families cope with loss, but also how health care professionals belief systems impact development of their own disenfranchised grief and compassion fatigue.

Education

  • BA, Rice University1978
  • MA, University of California1980
  • MD, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, University of Texas Medical School1983

Training

  • NIH Summer student fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center1980 - 1980
  • Residency, St. Louis Children’s Hospital1983 - 1986
  • Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine1986 - 1989
  • Kenneth B. Schwartz Fellow in Clinical Pastoral Education for Health Care Professionals, Massachusetts General Hospital2009
  • Pain Masters Class, Children’s Hospitals and Clinic of Minnesota;2010
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA-Clinical Bioethics Course, Harvard Medical School2010
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA- Palliative Care Education and Practice, Harvard Medical School2010

Licensure and Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners 1984
  • MO, 1985
  • American Board of Pediatrics 1987
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 1989
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Recertification in Subspecialty Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 1995
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Recertification in Subspecialty Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2002
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Maintenance of Certification in Subspecialty Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2010
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspecialty Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2012
  • IL, 2014
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Maintenance of Certification in Subspecialty Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2014

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX1983
  • American Medical Women’s Association, Scholar Award1983
  • Recognized in St. Louis Magazine, Best Doctor’s Issue2002 - 2014
  • Recipient 2010 WUMS Distinguished Clinician Award2010
  • Jerome and Carol Loeb Teaching Fellow2010 - 2012
  • Selective of the Year Award for “Introduction to Newborn Medicine”2010
  • Fellow of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine2016 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (8)


  1. Impact of a Neonatal-Bereavement-Support DVD on Parental Grief: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Death Stud. 2015;39(4):191-200. doi:10.1080/07481187.2014.946628  PMCID:PMC4382412  PMID:25530502 
  2. Neonatal end-of-life spiritual support care. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2011;25(1):61-9; quiz 70-1. doi:10.1097/JPN.0b013e318209e1d2  PMID:21311271 
  3. Cerebral glucose transport and metabolism in preterm human infants. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1998;18(6):632-8. doi:10.1097/00004647-199806000-00005  PMID:9626187 
  4. Higher neonatal cerebral blood flow correlates with worse childhood neurologic outcome. Neurology. 1997;49(4):1035-41. PMID:9339686 
  5. Regulation of collagen production by medial smooth muscle cells in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1989;140(4):1045-51. doi:10.1164/ajrccm/140.4.1045  PMID:2478055 
  6. Sonography of gynecomastia. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1981;136(5):927-30. doi:10.2214/ajr.136.5.927  PMID:6784529 
  7. Ultrasonic findings in silicone-augmented breasts. South Med J. 1981;74(4):455-8. PMID:7013090 
  8. JAMA Letter to the Editor: In Reference to “Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients with Chronic Critical Illness; A Randomized Clinical Trial” Carson SS. Submitted. 
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