Dr. Francis Sessions Cole MD Neonatologist

Dr. Francis Cole is a neonatologist in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Cole accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 21 doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and one of 22 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neonatologist: General Neonatology

Hospital Affiliation

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Ranked #3 in Pediatrics: Neonatology

Education & Medical Training

Children's Hospital, Boston
Residency, Pediatrics, 1973 - 1974

Children's Hospital, Boston
Residency, Pediatrics, 1976 - 1978

Children's Hospital, Boston
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1978 - 1980

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

Duplication of 20p12.3 associated with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Mills, K. I.,Anderson, J.,Levy, P. T.,Cole, F. S.,Silva, J. N.,Kulkarni, S.,Shinawi, M.

Single ABCA3 mutations increase risk for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
Wambach, J. A.,Wegner, D. J.,Depass, K.,Heins, H.,Druley, T. E.,Mitra, R. D.,An, P.,Zhang, Q.,Nogee, L. M.,Cole, F. S.,Hamvas, A.

Rare recessive loss-of-function methionyl-tRNA synthetase mutations presenting as a multi-organ phenotype.
van Meel, E.,Wegner, D. J.,Cliften, P.,Willing, M. C.,White, F. V.,Kornfeld, S.,Cole, F. S.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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