Last Updated: 7/29/2018

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Below you will find 3 articles from different publications that hopefully will prove useful in your finding of information regarding 9p deletion.  They were provided by Dr. F. Sessions Cole.


  1. Monosomy 9p Moleculer Cytogenetics 2015  – An Open access report from Molecular      Cytogenetics

Evidence that homozygous PTPRD gene microdeletion causes trigonocephaly, hearing loss, and intellectual disability.

Nancy Choucair1,2,3, Cecile Mignon-Ravix2,3, Pierre Cacciagli2,3,4, Joelle Abou Ghoch1, Ali Fawaz5, André Mégarbané1,6*, Laurent Villard2,3 and Eliane Chouery1


2. Monosomy 9p Genomics 2013

Prenatal diagnosis and molecular cytogenetic characterization of a de novo pure distal 9p deletion and literature review.

Chih-Ping Chen a,b,c,d,e,f,, Yi-Ning Sug,h, Chen-Yu Chen a, Schu-Rern Chern b, Peih-ShanWui, Jun-Wei Su a,j,Chen-Chi Lee a, Li-Feng Chen a, WayseenWang b,k


3. Monosomy 9p Genet Med 2008

Detailed characterization of and clinical correlations in ten patients with distal deletions of chromosome 9p

Xueya Hauge, PhD1,*, Gordana Raca, PhD2,*, Sara Cooper, MS2, Kristin May, PhD3, Rhonda Spiro, MD4, Margaret Adam, MD2, and Lese Martin, PhD2,†

1Department of Biology & Physics, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

2Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

3Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit,

Chattanooga, TN

4National Birth Defect Center, Waltham, MA



Dr. F. Sessions Cole, MD – St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – certified
Pediatrics – certified



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.

Dr. Cole is our main contact for any 9p minus family, doctor, etc who has a medical question or needs a medical contact.  You may email him anytime as he is very good at getting back to you.  He also has a wonderful administrator who helps him as well.



Dr. Marwan Shinawi, MD – St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Genetics-Pediatric – certified


Dr. Shinawi is a clinical genetic specialist. He concentrates his practice on genetic skeletal dysplasia, congenital malformation syndrome, chromosomal disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, bone diseases, metabolic disorders, inherited disorders, and microarray abnormalities.



Dr. Dustin Baldridge, MD – St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Genetics-Pediatric – certified
Instructor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine – certified


  • Residency, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis, 2011 – 2014
  • Chief Residency, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis, 2014 – 2015

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics , 2014
  • MO, State Medical License , 2014