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




BS: University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

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


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: from developmental endocrinology to clinical research. 2020; 92:186-195.

A novel homozygous mutation of the acid-labile subunit (IGFALS) gene in a male adolescent. Poyrazoglu, S; Hwa, V; Bas, F; Dauber, A; Rosenfeld, R; Darendeliler, F. JCRPE Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology. 2019; 11:432-438.

Low IGF-I Bioavailability Impairs Growth and Glucose Metabolism in a Mouse Model of Human PAPPA2 p.Ala1033Val Mutation. Fujimoto, M; Andrew, M; Liao, L; Zhang, D; Yildirim, G; Sluss, P; Kalra, B; Kumar, A; Yakar, S; Hwa, V; et al. Endocrinology. 2019; 160:1363-1376.

Laron syndrome related to homozygous growth hormone receptor c.784 > C mutation in a patient with hypoplastic pulmonary arteries. Akinci, A; Karakurt, C; Hwa, V; Dundar, I; Camtosun, E. South African Medical Journal. 2019; 30:e7-e8.

De Novo and Inherited Pathogenic Variants in KDM3B Cause Intellectual Disability, Short Stature, and Facial Dysmorphism. Diets, IJ; van der Donk, R; Baltrunaite, K; Waanders, E; Reijnders, MR F; Dingemans, AJ M; Pfundt, R; Vulto-van Silfhout, AT; Wiel, L; Gilissen, C; et al. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019; 104:758-766.

Nonclassical GH Insensitivity: Characterization of Mild Abnormalities of GH Action. Storr, HL; Chatterjee, S; Metherell, LA; Foley, C; Rosenfeld, RG; Backeljauw, PF; Dauber, A; Savage, MO; Hwa, V. Endocrine Reviews. 2019; 40:476-505.

Gain-of-function DNMT3A mutations cause microcephalic dwarfism and hypermethylation of Polycomb-regulated regions. Heyn, P; Logan, CV; Fluteau, A; Challis, RC; Auchynnikava, T; Martin, C; Marsh, JA; Taglini, F; Kilanowski, F; Parry, DA; et al. Nature Genetics. 2019; 51:96-105.

Dominant-negative STAT5B mutations cause growth hormone insensitivity with short stature and mild immune dysregulation. Klammt, J; Neumann, D; Gevers, EF; Andrew, SF; Schwartz, ID; Rockstroh, D; Colombo, R; Sanchez, MA; Vokurkova, D; Kowalczyk, J; et al. Nature Communications. 2018; 9.