Cynthia M. Ortinau, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
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-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


  • 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 (8)

  1. The Frequency and Severity of MRI Abnormalities in infants with Mild Neonatal Encephalopathy J Pediatr. 2017;epub ahead of print. 
  2. Quantitative Folding Pattern Analysis of Early Primary Sulci in Human Fetuses with Brain Abnormalities AJNR. 2017;Epub ahead of print. 
  3. Disorganized Sulcal Position Pattern in Fetal Brains with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum Cer Cortex. 2017;accepted. 
  4. A Normative Spatiotemporal MRI Atlas of the Fetal Brain for Automatic Segmentation and Analysis of Early Brain Growth Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):476. PMID:28352082 
  5. Diffusion Tractography and Neuromotor Outcome in Very Preterm Children with White Matter Abnormalities Pediatr Res. 2014;76(1):86-92. PMID:24713814 
  6. Cortical Folding is Altered before surgery in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease J Pediatr. 2013;163(5):1507-10. PMID:23988135 
  7. 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 
  8. 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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