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Anthony R. French, MD, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Rheumatology

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Second Floor Suite C
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454- 6124
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8045, 660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric rheumatology

Board Certification


Medical Education
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Fellowship: Pediatric Rheumatology, Washington Univeristy, St. Louis, MO
Medical Degree: University of Illinois, Champagne, IL
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Fogel LA, Sun MM, Geurs TL, Carayannopoulos LN, French AR. Markers of non-selective and specific NK cell activation. J Immunol. 2013 Jun 15;190(12):6269-76.

Ornstein BW, Hill EB, Geurs TL, French AR. Natural killer cell functional defects in pediatric patients with severe and recurrent herpes virus infections. J Infect Dis. 2013 Feb 1;207(3):458-68.

Mon T, L'ecuyer S, Farber NB, White AJ, Baszis KW, Hearn JK, Spiegel TE, French AR, Kitcharoensakkul M. The use of electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus and catatonia. Lupus. 2012 Dec;21(14):1575-81.

Geurs TL, Hill EB, Lippold DM, French AR. Sex differences in murine susceptibility to systemic viral infections. J Autoimmun. 2012 May;38(2-3):J245-53.

Sullivan RP, Leong JW, Schneider SE, Keppel CR, Germino E, French AR, Fehniger TA. MicroRNA-deficient NK cells exhibit decreased survival but enhanced function. J Immunol. 2012 Apr 1;188(7):3019-30.

Zhao YM, French AR. Two-compartment model of NK cell proliferation: insights from population response to IL-15 stimulation. J Immunol. 2012 Apr 1;188(7):2981-90.

Wood MD, MacEwan MR, French AR, Moore AM, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Moran DW, Borschel GH, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Fibrin matrices with affinity-based delivery systems and neurotrophic factors promote functional nerve regeneration. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2010 Aug 15;106(6):970-9.

Campbell JA, Davis RS, Lilly LM, Fremont DH, French AR, Carayannopoulos LN. Cutting edge: FcR-like 5 on innate B cells is targeted by a poxvirus MHC class I-like immunoevasin. J Immunol. 2010 Jul 1;185(1):28-32.

Geurs TL, Zhao YM, Hill EB, French AR. Ly49H engagement compensates for the absence of type I interferon signaling in stimulating NK cell proliferation during murine cytomegalovirus infection. J Immunol. 2009 Nov 1;183(9):5830-6.

Cai SF, Fehniger TA, Cao X, Mayer JC, Brune JD, French AR, Ley TJ. Differential expression of granzyme B and C in murine cytotoxic lymphocytes. J Immunol. 2009 May 15;182(10):6287-97.

Cheng TP, French AR, Plougastel BF, Pingel JT, Orihuela MM, Buller ML, Yokoyama WM. Ly49h is necessary for genetic resistance to murine cytomegalovirus. Immunogenetics. 2008 Oct;60(10):565-73.

Kim S, Sunwoo JB, Yang L, Choi T, Song YJ, French AR, Vlahiotis A, Piccirillo JF, Cella M, Colonna M, Mohanakumar T, Hsu KC, Dupont B, Yokoyama WM. HLA alleles determine differences in human natural killer cell responsiveness and potency. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Feb 26;105(8):3053-8.

French AR, Kim S, Fehniger TA, Pratt JR, Yang L, Song YJ, Caligiuri MA, Yokoyama WM. Chronic lymphocytosis of functionally immature natural killer cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Oct;120(4):924-31. Epub 2007 Jul 2.

Cooper MA, Willingham DL, Brown DE, French AR, Shih FF, White AJ. Rituximab for the treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis: a report of four pediatric patients. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Sep;56(9):3107-11.

Fehniger TA, Cai SF, Cao X, Bredemeyer AJ, Presti RM, French AR, Ley TJ. Acquisition of murine NK cell cytotoxicity requires the translation of a pre-existing pool of granzyme B and perforin mRNAs. Immunity. 2007 Jun;26(6):798-811. Epub 2007 May 31.

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

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