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Faculty Feature Aimée Baumann-Dudenhoeffer, M.D.

Aimee was born in Oregon, in a tiny coastal town (population 1000) so remote there was no radio or TV station. There, she developed an early interest in caring for sick newborns when her very first pet– a feral kitten she adopted– developed encephalitis. Her mother treated the kitten with …

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Faculty Feature: Zachary Vesoulis, MD

Zach Vesoulis was born in Cleveland, Ohio during years which qualify him for membership in the “Oregon Trail Generation.” He was fortunate to have a childhood free of Facebook, iPhones, and Twitter, instead spending his time outside learning photography and how not to crash his mountain bike. His family later …

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Faculty Feature: Dustin Baldridge, MD, PhD

Dustin’s parents hail from Arkansas, and his family moved to suburban St. Louis when he was one year old, so that his father could take a position as a computer programmer for the Missouri-Pacific railroad. Dustin is the second of five children, and here discloses the information required of him …

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Faculty Feature: Margaret Lozovatsky, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer for St. Louis Children’s Hospital Dr. Margaret Lozovatsky was born in Minsk, Belarus to a teacher and an engineer. At the age of nine, she immigrated to the United States along with her parents and younger sister. The family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she spent …

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Faculty Feature: Xunjun Xiao, PhD

Xunjun Xiao, PhD. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology Xiao grew up in a rural village in Hubei province located in the central region of China. When he was a child, he enjoyed helping his family with crops and livestock on their small farm. Often times, he was disheartened by the …

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Faculty Feature: Mythili Srinivasan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hospitalist Medicine Growing up in Chennai, India, Mythili never dreamed of coming to the US. She completed her Masters in Molecular biology at Madurai, India and had just started her PhD when she sliced off her toe in a scooter accident. A friend in St. Louis …

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Faculty Feature: Amit Mathur, MD

Amit Mathur was born in New Delhi, India and comes from a family of engineers. Bucking the family trend, he graduated from Medical School at Delhi University in 1982. His Pediatric residency at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi with Prof. Santosh Bhargava, sparked his initial interest in Neonatology. With 12,500 …

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Faculty Feature: Christopher Lewis, MD

Chris Lewis grew up in Sour Lake, located in southeast Texas, where his first job was working as a rice farmer for the USDA during high school. His mother works as a nurse supervisor and his father as a pipe-fitter. His younger brother works as a nuclear engineer for the …

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Faculty Feature – Stuart Friess, MD

Stu grew up on the eastern end of Long Island as the oldest of three children.  Mom was a school teacher and Dad was a nuclear engineer for the Dept of Energy at Brookhaven National Lab.  In 1979. Stu’s Dad was the first DOE official on the ground in response …

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Faculty Feature – Cindy Ortinau

Cindy Ortinau is a St. Louis native who spent the first part of her childhood living in St. Louis City. Her family then moved to the suburb of Oakville where she attended Oakville Senior High School (yes, I know you fellow St. Louis natives were going to ask!). Cindy comes …