Cynthia M. Ortinau, M.D.

Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • B.A., University of Missouri –Kansas City School of Arts and Sciences 2004
  • M.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine2005


  • Pediatric Residency, St. Louis Children's Hospital2005 - 2008
  • Neonatal Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine2008 - 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Registered Medical Practioner, Missouri Board of Healing Arts2005
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics2009
  • Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics2012
  • NRP2012


  • 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. Ortinau C, Inder T, Smyser C. Predictive Value of Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Preterm Infants Neoreviews. 2013;accepted. 
  2. Ortinau C, Alexopolous D, Dierker D, Van Essen D, Beca J, Inder T. Cortical Folding is Altered before surgery in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease J Peds. 2013;accepted. 
  3. Ortinau C, Inder T, Lambeth J, Wallendorf M, Finucane K, Beca J. 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. Ortinau C, Beca J, Lambeth J, Ferdman B, Alexopoulos D, Shimony JS, Wallendorf M, Neil J, Inder T. 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  
Wash U School of Medicine
Children's Hospital St. Louis
Children's Discovery Institute
© 2017 by Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130