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F. Sessions Cole, MD

Dr. Cole sees newborn patients while they are in the St. Louis Children's Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. Dr. Cole is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Division Of Newborn Medicine
66
Male
1986
1973
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - certified
Pediatrics - certified
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
1 Children's Place
NICU 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.6148
  
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Education

Medical School: Yale University New Haven Connecticut
Internship: Children's Hospital Boston Massachusetts
Residency: U.S. Public Health Service Hospital Brighton Massachusetts
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Massachusetts

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare Open Access HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare Plan HMO
Aetna Open Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-MCARE
Coventry Gold Advantage - MCARE
Coventry Healthcare ASO
Coventry Healthcare HMO
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Medicare Advantage & Plus
First Health Coventry
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice Care PPO
Humana Choice/Regional PPO - MCARE
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - MCARE
Humana Gold Plus HMO - MCARE
Humana POS - MCARE
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

NIH Consensus Development Conference statement: inhaled nitric-oxide therapy for premature infants.Cole FS, Alleyne C, Barks JD, Boyle RJ, Carroll JL, Dokken D, Edwards WH, Georgieff M, Gregory K, Johnston MV, Kramer M, Mitchell C, Neu J, Pursley DM, Robinson WM, Rowitch DH.Pediatrics. 2011 Feb;127(2):363-9. Epub 2011 Jan 10.

PMID:
21220405
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsNIH Consensus Development Conference: Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy for Premature Infants.Cole FS, Alleyne C, Barks JD, Boyle RJ, Carroll JL, Dokken D, Edwards WH, Georgieff M, Gregory K, Johnston MV, Kramer M, Mitchell C, Neu J, Pursley DM, Robinson W, Rowitch DH.NIH Consens State Sci Statements. 2010 Oct 29;27(5). [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
21042341
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Free ArticleRelated citationsMeasurement of human surfactant protein-B turnover in vivo from tracheal aspirates using targeted proteomics.Tomazela DM, Patterson BW, Hanson E, Spence KL, Kanion TB, Salinger DH, Vicini P, Barret H, Heins HB, Cole FS, Hamvas A, MacCoss MJ.Anal Chem. 2010 Mar 15;82(6):2561-7.

PMID:
20178338
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsInherited surfactant deficiency caused by uniparental disomy of rare mutations in the surfactant protein-B and ATP binding cassette, subfamily a, member 3 genes.Hamvas A, Nogee LM, Wegner DJ, Depass K, Christodoulou J, Bennetts B, McQuade LR, Gray PH, Deterding RR, Carroll TR, Kammesheidt A, Kasch LM, Kulkarni S, Cole FS.J Pediatr. 2009 Dec;155(6):854-859.e1. Epub 2009 Aug 3.

PMID:
19647838
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsPatient safety: effective interdisciplinary teamwork through simulation and debriefing in the neonatal ICU.Smith JR, Cole FS.Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;21(2):163-79. Review.

PMID:
19460662
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsNeonatal advanced practice nurses as key facilitators in implementing evidence-based practice.Smith JR, Donze A, Cole FS, Johnston J, Giebe JM.Neonatal Netw. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):193-201. Review. No abstract available.

PMID:
19451083
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsQuantification of rare allelic variants from pooled genomic DNA.Druley TE, Vallania FL, Wegner DJ, Varley KE, Knowles OL, Bonds JA, Robison SW, Doniger SW, Hamvas A, Cole FS, Fay JC, Mitra RD.Nat Methods. 2009 Apr;6(4):263-5. Epub 2009 Mar 1.

PMID:
19252504
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsStrategic plan for pediatric respiratory diseases research: an NHLBI working group report.Castro M, Ramirez MI, Gern JE, Cutting G, Redding G, Hagood JS, Whitsett J, Abman S, Raj JU, Barst R, Kato GJ, Gozal D, Haddad GG, Prabhakar NR, Gauda E, Martinez FD, Tepper R, Wood RE, Accurso F, Teague WG, Venegas J, Cole FS, Wright RJ.Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2009 Jan 15;6(1):1-10.

PMID:
19131525
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsStrategic plan for pediatric respiratory diseases research: an NHLBI working group report.Abman S, Jobe A, Chernick V, Blaisdell C, Castro M, Ramirez MI, Gern JE, Cutting G, Redding G, Hagood JS, Whitsett J, Abman S, Raj JU, Barst R, Kato GJ, Gozal D, Haddad GG, Prabhakar NR, Gauda E, Martinez FD, Tepper R, Wood RE, Accurso F, Teague WG, Venegas J, Cole FS, Wright RJ, Gail D, Hamvas A, Kercsmar C, Kiley J, Weinmann G; NHLBI working group report.Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Jan;44(1):2-13.

PMID:
19086051
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsDevelopmental and genetic regulation of human surfactant protein B in vivo.Hamvas A, Heins HB, Guttentag SH, Wegner DJ, Trusgnich MA, Bennet KW, Yang P, Carlson CS, An P, Cole FS.Neonatology. 2009;95(2):117-24. Epub 2008 Sep 6.

PMID:
18776725
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsRecombination as a mechanism for sporadic mutation in the surfactant protein-C gene.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.Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 May;43(5):443-50.

PMID:
18383112
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsPopulation and disease-based prevalence of the common mutations associated with surfactant deficiency.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.Pediatr Res. 2008 Jun;63(6):645-9.

PMID:
18317237
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsComprehensive genetic variant discovery in the surfactant protein B gene.Hamvas A, Wegner DJ, Carlson CS, Bergmann KR, Trusgnich MA, Fulton L, Kasai Y, An P, Mardis ER, Wilson RK, Cole FS.Pediatr Res. 2007 Aug;62(2):170-5.

PMID:
17597650
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsGenetic disorders of surfactant proteins.Hamvas A, Cole FS, Nogee LM.Neonatology. 2007;91(4):311-7. Epub 2007 Jun 7. Review.

PMID:
17575475
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsThe many roles of family members in "family-centered care"--part II. Interview by Deborah Dokken.Simms R, Cole FS.Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Jan-Feb;33(1):51-2, 70.

PMID:
17411001
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsA major deletion in the surfactant protein-B gene causing lethal respiratory distress.Wegner DJ, Hertzberg T, Heins HB, Elmberger G, MacCoss MJ, Carlson CS, Nogee LM, Cole FS, Hamvas A.Acta Paediatr. 2007 Apr;96(4):516-20.

PMID:
17391469
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRacial disparity in the frequency of recurrence of preterm birth.Kistka ZA, Palomar L, Lee KA, Boslaugh SE, Wangler MF, Cole FS, DeBaun MR, Muglia LJ.Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Feb;196(2):131.e1-6.

PMID:
17306652
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsDefects in surfactant synthesis: clinical implications.Cole FS, Nogee LM, Hamvas A.Pediatr Clin North Am. 2006 Oct;53(5):911-27, ix. Review.

PMID:
17027617
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsLong-term outcomes after infant lung transplantation for surfactant protein B deficiency related to other causes of respiratory failure.Palomar LM, Nogee LM, Sweet SC, Huddleston CB, Cole FS, Hamvas A.J Pediatr. 2006 Oct;149(4):548-53.

PMID:
17011330
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPlasma proteins in health and disease: a scientific symposium to celebrate the career and accomplishments of Harvey R. Colten, M.D.Fontan JP, Dowton SB, Perlmutter D, Gitlin J, Cole FS.Pediatr Res. 2006 Aug;60(2):231-2. No abstract available.

PMID:
16864710
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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