Barbara B. Warner, M.D., MSc

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F. Sessions Cole Professor of Newborn Medicine
Director, Division of Newborn Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BS, University of Dayton1979
  • MSc, University of Massachusetts1983
  • MD, University of Cincinnati1985


  • Resident, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)1985 - 1988
  • Neonatal - Perinatal Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)1988 - 1991
  • William Cooper Procter Research Scholar, Children’s Hospital Medical Center1991 - 1994

Licensure and Board Certification

  • OH, Medical License
  • MO, Medical License
  • IL Medical License
  • 1991 - PresNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • 2012 - PresNeonatal Resuscitation Program

Honors and Awards

  • K12 Child Health Research Development Award, Cincinnati Children's Hospital1993 - 1994
  • Most Breast Feeding Supportive Physician, Ohio March 20042004 - 2004
  • “Best Doctors”- Cincinnati2005 - 2007
  • Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2007 Health Care Heroes Award2007 - 2007
  • “Best Doctors" in America2011 - Pres
  • “Best Doctors”-St Louis2011 - Pres
  • Academic Women's Network at Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine Mentor Award2018

Selected Publications view all (69)

Developmental dynamics of the preterm infant gut microbiota and antibiotic resistome. Nat Microbiol. 2016;1:16024. PMCID:PMC5031140  PMID:27572443 
Early life dynamics of the human gut virome and bacterial microbiome in infants. Nat Med. 2015;21(10):1228-34. doi:10.1038/nm.3950  PMID:26366711 
Mutations in COQ4, an essential component of coenzyme Q biosynthesis, cause lethal neonatal mitochondrial encephalomyopathy. J Med Genet. 2015;52(9):627-35. PMID:26185144 
Impact of neonatal intensive care bed configuration on rates of late-onset bacterial sepsis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015;1-10. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.144  PMID:26108888 
Gut Colonization of Healthy Children and Their Mothers With Pathogenic Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Escherichia coli. J Infect Dis. 2015. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiv278  PMID:25969564 
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