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
  • Effective Research Execution Course, Washington University in St. Louis2018 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

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

Honors and Awards

  • 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 (19)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Regional Brain Growth Trajectories in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease. Ann Neurol. 2020. PMID:33084086 
  2. Association of Isolated Congenital Heart Disease with Fetal Brain Maturation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020;41(8):1525-1531. PMID:32646947 
  3. In vivo characterization of emerging white matter microstructure in the fetal brain in the third trimester. Hum Brain Mapp. 2020. PMID:32374063 
  4. Temporal Patterns of Emergence and Spatial Distribution of Sulcal Pits During Fetal Life. Cereb Cortex. 2020. PMID:32219376 
  5. Automatic labeling of cortical sulci for the human fetal brain based on spatio-temporal information of gyrification. Neuroimage. 2019;188:473-482. PMID:30553042 
  6. Fetal brain growth portrayed by a spatiotemporal diffusion tensor MRI atlas computed from in utero images. Neuroimage. 2019;185:593-608. PMCID:PMC6289660  PMID:30172006 
  7. Early-Emerging Sulcal Patterns Are Atypical in Fetuses with Congenital Heart Disease. Cereb Cortex. 2018. PMCID:PMC6644862  PMID:30272144 
  8. Disorganized Patterns of Sulcal Position in Fetal Brains with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum. Cereb Cortex. 2018;28(9):3192-3203. PMCID:PMC6095213  PMID:30124828 
  9. Tract-Specific Group Analysis in Fetal Cohorts using in utero Diffusion Tensor Imaging MICCAI. 2018. 
  10. Dynamic patterns of cortical expansion during folding of the preterm human brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115(12):3156-3161. PMCID:PMC5866555  PMID:29507201 
  11. Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Moderate to Severe Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018;19(1):56-63. PMCID:PMC5777323  PMID:29210924 
  12. Prenatal to postnatal trajectory of brain growth in complex congenital heart disease. Neuroimage Clin. 2018;20:913-922. PMCID:PMC6178192  PMID:30308377 
  13. 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 
  14. 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 
  15. 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 
  16. Diffusion tractography and neuromotor outcome in very preterm children with white matter abnormalities. Pediatr Res. 2014;76(1):86-92. PMCID:PMC4062577  PMID:24713814 
  17. Cortical folding is altered before surgery in infants with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2013;163(5):1507-10. PMCID:PMC3905308  PMID:23988135 
  18. Congenital heart disease affects cerebral size but not brain growth. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012;33(7):1138-46. PMCID:PMC3702162  PMID:22450354 
  19. 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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