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.


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.

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 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: from developmental endocrinology to clinical research. 2020; 93:322-334.

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.