Elena Minakova, M.D., M.S.  eminakova@wustl.edu

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Instructor in Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BS, University of California San Diego2004
  • MS, University of California San Diego2006
  • MD, University of California Davis School of Medicine2011


  • Residency, University of California San Francisco Children's Hospital Oakland2011 - 2014
  • Fellowship, University of California Los Angeles2014 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • CA, California Medical License, 2013 - Pres
  • American Board of Pediatrics- General Pediatrics, 2014 - Pres
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider, 2016 - Pres
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, 2016 - Pres
  • MO, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts Physician and Surgeon, 2017 - Pres
  • IL, State of Illinois Licensed Physician and Surgeon , 2018 - Pres
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal Perinatal Medicine , 2018, 2018 - Pres
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor, 2018 - Pres


  • Phi Theta Kappa2001
  • Golden Key International Honors Society2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa2004
  • 1st Place, Shapiro Award for Poster Presentation at Children's Discovery Institute, UCLA Annual Fellows Research Symposium2016
  • Children's Discovery Innovation Institute Friedman Fellowship Research Grant2016 - 2017
  • Janet and Ray Scherr Fellowship Loan Repayment Endownment Award2017 - 2017
  • 1st Place, Shapiro Award for Poster Presentation at Children's Discovery Institute, UCLA Annual Fellows Research Symposium2017
  • Recipient of Washington University Loan Repayment Program2018

Recent Publications view all (6)

  1. Melanotan-II reverses autistic features in a maternal immune activation mouse model of autism PLOS1. 2019;14(1):e0210389. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210389  PMID:30629642  
  2. Maternal immune activation, central nervous system development and behavioral phenotypes. Birth Defects Res. 2018. PMID:30430765 
  3. Congenital Hyperinsulinism. Pediatr Ann. 2017;46(11):e409-e414. PMID:29131920 
  4. Autism-Like Behavior in BTBR Mice Is Improved by Electroconvulsive Therapy. Neurotherapeutics. 2015;12(3):657-66. PMCID:PMC4489959  PMID:25916397 
  5. Botfly larva masquerading as periorbital cellulitis: identification by point-of-care ultrasonography. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014;30(6):437-9. PMID:24892687 
  6. Embryonically Expressed GABA and Glutamate Drive Electrical Activity Regulating Neurotransmitter Specification J Neurosci. 2008;28(18):4777-4784. PMID:18448654  
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