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Pediatrics

Mark J. Manary, MD

Current Position
Helene B Roberson Prof of Pediatrics
Director, Global Harvest Alliance,


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital Emergency Care Unit
One Children's Place, First Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6111
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Nutrition, developing countries-nutrition, Potassium supplementation, protein kenetics, kwashiorkor

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
B.S.: Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1982
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Trehan I, Maleta KM, Manary MJ. Antibiotics for uncomplicated severe malnutrition. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 20;368(25):2436-7.

Wang RJ, Trehan I, LaGrone LN, Weisz AJ, Thakwalakwa CM, Maleta KM, Manary MJ. Investigation of food acceptability and feeding practices for lipid nutrient supplements and blended flours used to treat moderate malnutrition. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 May-Jun;45(3):258-63.

Smith MI, Yatsunenko T, Manary MJ, Trehan I, Mkakosya R, Cheng J, Kau AL, Rich SS, Concannon P, Mychaleckyj JC, Liu J, Houpt E, Li JV, Holmes E, Nicholson J, Knights D, Ursell LK, Knight R, Gordon JI. Gut microbiomes of Malawian twin pairs discordant for kwashiorkor. Science. 2013 Feb 1;339(6119):548-54.

Lim ES, Reyes A, Antonio M, Saha D, Ikumapayi UN, Adeyemi M, Stine OC, Skelton R, Brennan DC, Mkakosya RS, Manary MJ, Gordon JI, Wang D. Discovery of STL polyomavirus, a polyomavirus of ancestral recombinant origin that encodes a unique T antigen by alternative splicing. Virology. 2013 Feb 20;436(2):295-303.

Chang CY, Trehan I, Wang RJ, Thakwalakwa C, Maleta K, Deitchler M, Manary MJ. Children successfully treated for moderate acute malnutrition remain at risk for malnutrition and death in the subsequent year after recovery. J Nutr. 2013 Feb;143(2):215-20.

Trehan I, Goldbach HS, LaGrone LN, Meuli GJ, Wang RJ, Maleta KM, Manary MJ. Antibiotics as part of the management of severe acute malnutrition. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 31;368(5):425-35.

Weisz AJ, Manary MJ, Stephenson K, Agapova S, Manary FG, Thakwalakwa C, Shulman RJ, Manary MJ. Abnormal gut integrity is associated with reduced linear growth in rural Malawian children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Dec;55(6):747-50.

Siebrasse EA, Reyes A, Lim ES, Zhao G, Mkakosya RS, Manary MJ, Gordon JI, Wang D. Identification of MW polyomavirus, a novel polyomavirus in human stool. J Virol. 2012 Oct;86(19):10321-6.

Yatsunenko T, Rey FE, Manary MJ, Trehan I, Dominguez-Bello MG, Contreras M, Magris M, Hidalgo G, Baldassano RN, Anokhin AP, Heath AC, Warner B, Reeder J, Kuczynski J, Caporaso JG, Lozupone CA, Lauber C, Clemente JC, Knights D, Knight R, Gordon JI. Human gut microbiome viewed across age and geography. Nature. 2012 May 9;486(7402):222-7.

Failla ML, Chitchumroonchokchai C, Siritunga D, De Moura FF, Fregene M, Manary MJ, Sayre RT. Retention during processing and bioaccessibility of β-carotene in high β-carotene transgenic cassava root. J Agric Food Chem. 2012 Apr 18;60(15):3861-6.

Phuka JC, Gladstone M, Maleta K, Thakwalakwa C, Cheung YB, Briend A, Manary MJ, Ashorn P. Developmental outcomes among 18-month-old Malawians after a year of complementary feeding with lipid-based nutrient supplements or corn-soy flour. Matern Child Nutr. 2012 Apr;8(2):239-48.

LaGrone LN, Trehan I, Meuli GJ, Wang RJ, Thakwalakwa C, Maleta K, Manary MJ. A novel fortified blended flour, corn-soy blend "plus-plus," is not inferior to lipid-based ready-to-use supplementary foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawian children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan;95(1):212-9.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Mark J. Manary.

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