Cynthia M. Ortinau, M.D.

Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • 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


  • Pediatric Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Neonatal 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


  • Travel Award – American Academy of Pediatrics2006
  • T32 Training Grant Awardee2010
  • Travel Award – Pediatric Academic Societies2010
  • Washington University in St. Louis Department of Pediatrics Loan Repayment Award2011

Recent Publications view all (4)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Predictive Value of Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Preterm Infants Neoreviews. 2013;accepted. 
  2. Cortical Folding is Altered before surgery in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease J Peds. 2013;accepted. 
  3. Congenital heart disease affects cerebral size but not brain growth. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012;33(7):1138-46. doi:10.1007/s00246-012-0269-9  PMID:22450354 
  4. 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 
Last updated: 04/27/2017
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