Francis Sessions Cole, III, M.D.  cole@kids.wustl.edu

Division Chief, Newborn Medicine
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children's Health
Chief Medical Officer, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Researcher, Pathobiology
Cell Biology & PhysiologySchool of MedicineNewborn MedicinePathobiologyPediatrics

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Education

  • BA, Amherst College1969
  • MD, Yale School of Medicine1973

Training

  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School1973 - 1974
  • Internship, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School1973 - 1974
  • Residency, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School1976 - 1978
  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School1976 - 1978
  • Research Fellow in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School1978 - 1980
  • Research Fellow, Neonatology and Cell Biology, the Joint Program in Neonatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital1978 - 1981

Licensure and Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, #134003 1973
  • MA, 1975
  • American Board of Pediatrics #23915 1980
  • American Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (#1141) 1983
  • MO, 1986

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University School of Medicine1973
  • M.D., cum laude, Yale University School of Medicine1973
  • 37th Annual Alpha Omega Alpha Lecturer, Washington University School of Medicine1990
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year Award, Washington University School of Medicine1993
  • Invited plenary session speaker, 14th European Congress of Perinatal Medicine, Helsinki, Finland1994
  • FDR Leadership Award from the March of Dimes (co-winner with Senator Christopher Bond, Senior Senator from Missouri)1997
  • Distinguished Faculty Award-Founder's Day, Washington University1997
  • Named the Park J. White, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics1998
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine Class of 20011998
  • Clinical Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine Class of 20001999
  • Torch of Youth Award, National Council on Youth Leadership1999
  • Cartíer First Aide Award, St. Louis Effort For AIDS2000
  • Washington University Nominee for the Pfizer Humanism in Medicine Award2003
  • Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine, Class of 20072004
  • Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient for Distinguished Community Service2009
  • Princeton Award from the Princeton Club of St. Louis in recognition of outstanding leadership in service to the community2010
  • Washington University School of Medicine Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Education2010
  • Distinguished Service Award from the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association2013
  • Washington University School of Medicine 2nd Century Award2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island2015
  • Founder's Award - Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (MWSPR)2016
  • 25th Anniversary Honorees, Heroes for Babies Award - March of Dimes2017

Selected Publications view all (109)


1.
ALG1-CDG: Clinical and Molecular Characterization of 39 Unreported Patients. Hum Mutat. 2016;37(7):653-60. PMCID:PMC4907823  PMID:26931382 
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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 
3.
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 
4.
Minoxidil-associated anorexia in an infant with refractory hypertension. Pharmacotherapy. 2014;34(12):e341-4. doi:10.1002/phar.1495  PMID:25280267 
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Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(19):1803-12. doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1405556  PMID:25372088 
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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;164A(8):2013-9. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.36606  PMCID:PMC4107046  PMID:24842713 
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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  PMCID:PMC4226019  PMID:24871971 
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Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS handoff curriculum: A multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs. Acad Med. 2014;89(6):876-84. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000264  PMID:24871238 
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