A photo of Vivian Hwa.

Basic Research Director, Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions



BS: University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

PhD: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.


A rare heterozygous IGFI variant causing postnatal growth failure and offering novel insights into IGF-I physiology. Cottrell, E; Chatterjee, S; Hwa, V; Storr, HL. 2021.

Genetic causes of growth hormone insensitivity beyond GHR. Hwa, V; Fujimoto, M; Zhu, G; Gao, W; Foley, C; Kumbaji, M; Rosenfeld, RG. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. 2021; 22:43-58.

Developmental Adaptive Immune Defects Associated with STAT5B Deficiency in Three Young Siblings. Foley, CL; Al Remeithi, SS; Towe, CT; Dauber, A; Backeljauw, PF; Tyzinski, L; Kumar, AR; Hwa, V. Journal of Clinical Immunology. 2021; 41:136-146.

Human growth disorders associated with impaired GH action: Defects in STAT5B and JAK2. Hwa, V. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 2021; 519.

Rare CNVs provide novel insights into the molecular basis of GH and IGF-1 insensitivity. Cottrell, E; Cabrera, CP; Ishida, M; Chatterjee, S; Greening, J; Wright, N; Bossowski, A; Dunkel, L; Deeb, A; Basiri, IA; et al. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2020; 183:581-595.

Prenatal diagnosis of Proteus syndrome: Diagnosis of an AKT1 mutation from amniocytes. Abell, K; Tolusso, L; Smith, N; Hopkin, R; Vawter-Lee, M; Habli, M; Riddle, S; Calvo-Garcia, MA; Guan, Q; Bierbrauer, K; et al. Birth Defects Research. 2020; 112:1733-1737.

A Novel Mutation in Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 Receptor (c.641-2A>G) Is Associated with Impaired Growth, Hypoglycemia, and Modified Immune Phenotypes. Shapiro, MR; Foster, TP; Perry, DJ; Rosenfeld, RG; Dauber, A; McNichols, JA; Muir, A; Hwa, V; Brusko, TM; Jacobsen, LM. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 2020; 93:322-334.

Severe growth failure associated with a novel heterozygous nonsense mutation in the GHR transmembrane domain leading to elevated growth hormone binding protein. Rughani, A; Zhang, D; Vairamani, K; Dauber, A; Hwa, V; Krishnan, S. Clinical Endocrinology. 2020; 92:331-337.

Anthropometric and biochemical correlates of PAPP-A2, free IGF-I, and IGFBP-3 in childhood. Fujimoto, M; Khoury, JC; Khoury, PR; Kalra, B; Kumar, A; Sluss, P; Oxvig, C; Hwa, V; Dauber, A. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2020; 182:363-374.

Targeted Searches of the Electronic Health Record and Genomics Identify an Etiology in Three Patients with Short Stature and High IGF-I Levels. Cabrera-Salcedo, C; Hawkes, CP; Tyzinski, L; Andrew, M; Labilloy, G; Campos, D; Feld, A; Deodati, A; Hwa, V; Hirschhorn, JN; et al. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 2020; 92:186-195.