Jennifer A Wambach, M.D.  wambach_j@kids.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Researcher, Pathobiology
Newborn MedicinePathobiology

phone: (314) 454-6148

Education

  • B.S., Vanderbilt University1997
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine2001
  • M.S., Washington University School of Medicine2010

Training

  • Resident, Pediatrics, Northwestern University School of Medicine2001 - 2004
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Northwestern University School of Medicine2004 - 2005
  • Fellow, Newborn Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine2005 - 2008

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics2004
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine2010

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Vanderbilt University1997
  • Amos Christie Scholar in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine1998
  • Microbes and Defense Academic Honor Society, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine1998
  • Dean's Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine2001
  • Resident Teaching Award, Northwestern University School of Medicine2002
  • National Institutes of Health, Loan Repayment Program2007 - 2013
  • Spotlight on Women in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Invited Speaker2009
  • American Thoracic Society & chILD Travel Award2010
  • Pediatric UPDATE “Hyaline Membrane Disease and Other Surfactant Disorders.” Volume 32, Issue 8, Invited Discussant2011
  • NHLBI Workshop on Genomics and Lung Diseases2011
  • Japanese Respiratory Society, International Session Award2015
  • American Thoracic Society Meeting, Lead Facilitator for Thematic Poster Session: Lung Development, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Rare Lung Diseases2015
  • Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, Genetic Disorders of Surfactant Function2015
  • NHLBI Workshop on Pediatric Rare Lung Diseases, Invited Participant2015
  • Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Surfactant Week, Invited Webinar Speaker2015
  • American Thoracic Society, Pediatric Core Curriculum, Invited Speaker2016
  • American Thoracic Society, Moderator for Poster Symposium, Neonatal and Congenital Lung Disorders2016

Recent Publications view all (27)


Publication Co-Authors

  1. Wambach JA, Yang P, Wegner DJ, Heins HB, Kaliberova LN, Kaliberov SA, Curiel DT, White FV, Hamvas A, Hackett BP, Cole FS. Functional Characterization of ABCA3 Mutations from Infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016. PMID:27374344  
  2. Boyer D, Thomson CC, Cohen R, Rao D, Dell S, Rayment J, Wang R, Dy FJ, Wambach J, Tam-Williams J, Simon D, Price E, Oermann CM, Singh A, Rettig JS, Duncan ED, Baker CD, Liptzin DR, Moore PE. ATS Core Curriculum 2016: Part III. Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13(6):955-66. PMID:27295156  
  3. Chen YJ, Wambach JA, DePass K, Wegner DJ, Chen SK, Zhang QY, Heins H, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Population-based frequency of surfactant dysfunction mutations in a native Chinese cohort. World J Pediatr. 2016;12(2):190-5. PMID:26547207  
  4. Shen CL, Zhang Q, Meyer Hudson J, Cole FS, Wambach JA. Genetic Factors Contribute to Risk for Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome among Moderately Preterm, Late Preterm, and Term Infants. J Pediatr. 2016;172:69-74.e2. PMCID:PMC4876036  PMID:26935785  
  5. Amarillo IE, O'Connor S, Lee CK, Willing M, Wambach JA. De novo 9q gain in an infant with tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve: Patient report and review of congenital heart disease in 9q duplication syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015;167A(12):2966-74. PMID:26768185  
  6. Yarbrough CK, Bandt SK, Hurth K, Wambach JA, Rao R, Kulkarni S, White FV, Frater JL, Leonard JR. Congenital Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Unique Translocation t(11;19)(q23;p13.3). Cureus. 2015;7(7):e289. PMCID:PMC4523210  PMID:26244121  
  7. Jackson T, Wegner DJ, White FV, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA. Respiratory failure in a term infant with cis and trans mutations in ABCA3. J Perinatol. 2015;35(3):231-2. doi:10.1038/jp.2014.236  PMCID:PMC4341920   PMID:25712598  
  8. Marshall BA, Green RP, Wambach J, White NH, Remedi MS, Nichols CG. Remission of severe neonatal diabetes with very early sulfonylurea treatment. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(3):e38-9. doi:10.2337/dc14-2124  PMID:25715421  
  9. Wambach JA, Young LR. New clinical practice guidelines on the classification, evaluation and management of childhood interstitial lung disease in infants: what do they mean? Expert Rev Respir Med. 2014;1-3. doi:10.1586/17476348.2014.951334  PMID:25138715  
  10. Wambach JA, Casey AM, Fishman MP, Wegner DJ, Wert SE, Cole FS, Hamvas A, Nogee LM. Genotype-phenotype correlations for infants and children with ABCA3 deficiency. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;189(12):1538-43. doi:10.1164/rccm.201402-0342OC  PMID:24871971  
  11. Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Heins HB, Druley TE, Mitra RD, Hamvas A, Cole FS. Synonymous ABCA3 variants do not increase risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. J Pediatr. 2014;164(6):1316-1321.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.02.021  PMCID:PMC4035386  PMID:24657120  
  12. Szafranski P, Dharmadhikari AV, Wambach JA, Towe CT, White FV, Grady RM, Eghtesady P, Cole FS, Deutsch G, Sen P, Stankiewicz P. Two deletions overlapping a distant FOXF1 enhancer unravel the role of lncRNA LINC01081 in etiology of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins. Am J Med Genet A. 2014. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.36606  PMID:24842713  
  13. Moeckel D, Grange DK, Wambach J. Neural Tube Defect in Infant of Epileptic Mother Neoreviews. 2013;14:e412. 
  14. Sen P, Yang Y, Navarro C, Silva I, Szafranski P, Kolodziejska KE, Dharmadhikari AV, Mostafa H, Kozakewich H, Kearney D, Cahill JB, Whitt M, Bilic M, Margraf L, Charles A, Goldblatt J, Gibson K, Lantz PE, Garvin AJ, Petty J, Kiblawi Z, Zuppan C, McConkie-Rosell A, McDonald MT, Peterson-Carmichael SL, Gaede JT, Shivanna B, Schady D, Friedlich PS, Hays SR, Palafoll IV, Siebers-Renelt U, Bohring A, Finn LS, Siebert JR, Galambos C, Nguyen L, Riley M, Chassaing N, Vigouroux A, Rocha G, Fernandes S, Brumbaugh J, Roberts K, Ho-Ming L, Lo IF, Lam S, Gerychova R, Jezova M, Valaskova I, Fellmann F, Afshar K, Giannoni E, Muhlethaler V, Liang J, Beckmann JS, Lioy J, Deshmukh H, Srinivasan L, Swarr DT, Sloman M, Shaw-Smith C, van Loon RL, Hagman C, Sznajer Y, Barrea C, Galant C, Detaille T, Wambach JA, Cole FS, Hamvas A, Prince LS, Diderich KE, Brooks AS, Verdijk RM, Ravindranathan H, Sugo E, Mowat D, Baker ML, Langston C, Welty S, Stankiewicz P. Novel FOXF1 mutations in sporadic and familial cases of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins imply a role for its DNA binding domain. Hum Mutat. 2013;34(6):801-11. doi:10.1002/humu.22313  PMCID:PMC3663886  PMID:23505205  
  15. Julian S, Coplen DE, Wambach J. Visual Diagnosis: Term Newborn with Abdominal Wall Defect, Ambiguous Genitalia, and Respiratory Distress Neoreviews. 2013;14:e211. 
  16. Wambach JA, Wegner DJ, Depass K, Heins H, Druley TE, Mitra RD, An P, Zhang Q, Nogee LM, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Single ABCA3 mutations increase risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Pediatrics. 2012;130(6):e1575-82. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-0918  PMCID:PMC3507255  PMID:23166334  
  17. Agrawal A, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Wambach JA, Wegner D, Coghill C, Harrison K, Nogee LM. An intronic ABCA3 mutation that is responsible for respiratory disease. Pediatr Res. 2012;71(6):633-7. doi:10.1038/pr.2012.21  PMCID:PMC3607324  PMID:22337229  
  18. Farrell K, Hayashi RJ, Wambach J. Blueberry Muffin Rash and Respiratory Distress in a Late Preterm Infant American Academy of Pediatrics-Neoreviews. 2012;13:e506. 
  19. Wolfe MB, Beck AM, Wambach J. Respiratory Distress, Flaccid Abdominal Musculature, and Cryptorchidism American Academy of Pediatrics-Neoreviews. 2011;12:e55-60. 
  20. Wambach JA, Yang P, Wegner DJ, An P, Hackett BP, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Surfactant protein-C promoter variants associated with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome reduce transcription. Pediatr Res. 2010;68(3):216-20. doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e3181eb5d68  PMCID:PMC2921462  PMID:20539253  
  21. Wambach JA, Marshall BA, Koster JC, White NH, Nichols CG. Successful sulfonylurea treatment of an insulin-naïve neonate with diabetes mellitus due to a KCNJ11 mutation. Pediatr Diabetes. 2010;11(4):286-8. doi:10.1111/j.1399-5448.2009.00557.x  PMCID:PMC3245710  PMID:19656320  
  22. Collins JW Jr, Wambach J, David RJ, Rankin KM. Women's lifelong exposure to neighborhood poverty and low birth weight: a population-based study. Matern Child Health J. 2009;13(3):326-33. doi:10.1007/s10995-008-0354-0  PMID:18459039  
  23. Wambach J, Morley SC. Skin ulcerations in a preterm newborn American Academy of Pediatrics - Neoreviews. 2009;10:e575-81. 
  24. Garmany TH, Wambach JA, Heins HB, Watkins-Torry JM, Wegner DJ, Bennet K, An P, Land G, Saugstad OD, Henderson H, Nogee LM, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Population and disease-based prevalence of the common mutations associated with surfactant deficiency. Pediatr Res. 2008;63(6):645-9. doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e31816fdbeb  PMCID:PMC2765719  PMID:18317237  
  25. McBee AD, Wegner DJ, Carlson CS, Wambach JA, Yang P, Heins HB, Saugstad OD, Trusgnich MA, Watkins-Torry J, Nogee LM, Henderson H, Cole FS, Hamvas A. Recombination as a mechanism for sporadic mutation in the surfactant protein-C gene. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008;43(5):443-50. doi:10.1002/ppul.20782  PMCID:PMC2765708  PMID:18383112  
  26. Corredor J, Wambach J, Barnard J. Gastrointestinal polyps in children: advances in molecular genetics, diagnosis, and management. J Pediatr. 2001;138(5):621-8. doi:10.1067/mpd.2001.113619  PMID:11343034  
  27. Wambach J, Barnard J. SMAD4 germline mutations in juvenile polyposis coli. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999;28(5):538-9. PMID:10328134  
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