Cynthia M. Ortinau, M.D.  ortinau_c@wustl.edu

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

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

Honors

  • 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 (9)


  1. 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 
  2. 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 
  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. PMCID:PMC5428658  PMID:28352082 
  5. Diffusion tractography and neuromotor outcome in very preterm children with white matter abnormalities. Pediatr Res. 2014;76(1):86-92. PMCID:PMC4062577  PMID:24713814 
  6. Cortical folding is altered before surgery in infants with congenital heart disease. J Pediatr. 2013;163(5):1507-10. PMCID:PMC3905308  PMID:23988135 
  7. Congenital heart disease affects cerebral size but not brain growth. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012;33(7):1138-46. PMCID:PMC3702162  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 
  9. Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Moderate to Severe Congenital Heart Disease PCCM. accepted. 
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