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Phillip I. Tarr, MD

Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Division of Gastroenterolgy and Nutrition

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Gastrointestinal diseases, e coli, infectious diseases, nutrition, food safety

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6173
Fax: 314-454-2412

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Washington School of Medicine and Children's Hosptial and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 1989
Research Associate: Seattle Biomedical Intitute, Seattle, Washington 1987
Senior Fellow: Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 1986
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine/Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 1983
Medical Degree: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 1980
A.B.: Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 1975

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diarrhea.
Shane AL, Mody RK, Crump JA, Tarr PI, Steiner TS, Kotloff K, Langley JM, Wanke C, Warren CA, Cheng AC, Cantey J, Pickering LK
Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 19; doi: 10.1093/cid/cix669.

PMID:
    29053792
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Environmental Enteric Dysfunction: A Case Definition for Intervention Trials.
Denno DM, Tarr PI, Nataro JP
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep 25; doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0183.

PMID:
    29016294
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Randomised controlled trial of <i>Lactobacillus rhamnosus</i> (LGG) versus placebo in children presenting to the emergency department with acute gastroenteritis: the PECARN probiotic study protocol.
Schnadower D, Tarr PI, Casper TC, Gorelick MH, Dean MJ, O'Connell KJ, Mahajan P, Chun TH, Bhatt SR, Roskind CG, Powell EC, Rogers AJ, Vance C, Sapien RE, Gao F, Freedman SB
BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 24; 7(9)e018115. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018115.

PMID:
    28947466
    [PubMed - in process]
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Serologic Evidence of Gut-driven Systemic Inflammation in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Fotis L, Shaikh N, Baszis KW, Samson CM, Lev-Tzion R, French AR, Tarr PI
J Rheumatol. 2017 Nov; 44(11)1624-1631. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.161589.

PMID:
    28916545
    [PubMed - in process]
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Measurement of gut permeability using fluorescent tracer agent technology.
Dorshow RB, Hall-Moore C, Shaikh N, Talcott MR, Faubion WA, Rogers TE, Shieh JJ, Debreczeny MP, Johnson JR, Dyer RB, Singh RJ, Tarr PI
Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 7; 7(1)10888. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09971-y.

PMID:
    28883476
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impaired Barrier Function and Autoantibody Generation in Malnutrition Enteropathy in Zambia.
Amadi B, Besa E, Zyambo K, Kaonga P, Louis-Auguste J, Chandwe K, Tarr PI, Denno DM, Nataro JP, Faubion W, Sailer A, Yeruva S, Brantner T, Murray J, Prendergast AJ, Turner JR, Kelly P
EBioMedicine. 2017 Aug; 22191-199. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2017.07.017.

PMID:
    28750860
    [PubMed - in process]
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Enteropathogen detection in children with diarrhoea, or vomiting, or both, comparing rectal flocked swabs with stool specimens: an outpatient cohort study.
Freedman SB, Xie J, Nettel-Aguirre A, Lee B, Chui L, Pang XL, Zhuo R, Parsons B, Dickinson JA, Vanderkooi OG, Ali S, Osterreicher L, Lowerison K, Tarr PI, Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam (APPETITE).
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Sep; 2(9)662-669. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(17)30160-7.

PMID:
    28712662
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early pregnancy vaginal microbiome trends and preterm birth.
Stout MJ, Zhou Y, Wylie KM, Tarr PI, Macones GA, Tuuli MG
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep; 217(3)356.e1-356.e18. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.05.030.

PMID:
    28549981
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Independence of gut bacterial content and neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis severity.
Barron LK, Warner BB, Tarr PI, Shannon WD, Deych E, Warner BW
J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun; 52(6)993-998. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.03.029.

PMID:
    28410788
    [PubMed - in process]
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Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Pammi M, Cope J, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Morrow AL, Mai V, Gregory KE, Kroll JS, McMurtry V, Ferris MJ, Engstrand L, Lilja HE, Hollister EB, Versalovic J, Neu J
Microbiome. 2017 Mar 9; 5(1)31. doi: 10.1186/s40168-017-0248-8.

PMID:
    28274256
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Case-Control Assessment of the Roles of Noroviruses, Human Bocaviruses 2, 3, and 4, and Novel Polyomaviruses and Astroviruses in Acute Childhood Diarrhea.
Melamed R, Storch GA, Holtz LR, Klein EJ, Herrin B, Tarr PI, Denno DM
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 1; 6(3)e49-e54. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piw083.

PMID:
    28186546
    [PubMed - in process]
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Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and the Fecal Microbiota in Malawian Children.
Ordiz MI, Stephenson K, Agapova S, Wylie KM, Maleta K, Martin J, Trehan I, Tarr PI, Manary MJ
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Feb 8; 96(2)473-476. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0617.

PMID:
    27956653
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Associations Between Hydration Status, Intravenous Fluid Administration, and Outcomes of Patients Infected With Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Grisaru S, Xie J, Samuel S, Hartling L, Tarr PI, Schnadower D, Freedman SB, Alberta Provincial Pediatric Enteric Infection Team.
JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jan 1; 171(1)68-76. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2952.

PMID:
    27893870
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Is Associated With Poor Linear Growth and Can Be Identified by Host Fecal mRNAs.
Ordiz MI, Shaikh N, Trehan I, Maleta K, Stauber J, Shulman R, Devaraj S, Tarr PI, Manary MJ
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Nov; 63(5)453-459.

PMID:
    27347722
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Developmental dynamics of the preterm infant gut microbiota and antibiotic resistome.
Gibson MK, Wang B, Ahmadi S, Burnham CA, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Dantas G
Nat Microbiol. 2016 Mar 7; 116024. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.24.

PMID:
    27572443
    [PubMed - in process]
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Antibiotic perturbation of the preterm infant gut microbiome and resistome.
Gasparrini AJ, Crofts TS, Gibson MK, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Dantas G
Gut Microbes. 2016 Sep 2; 7(5)443-9. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2016.1218584.

PMID:
    27472377
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Whole Genome Sequencing for Genomics-Guided Investigations of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Outbreaks.
Rusconi B, Sanjar F, Koenig SS, Mammel MK, Tarr PI, Eppinger M
Front Microbiol. 2016; 7985. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00985.

PMID:
    27446025
    [PubMed]
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Gut bacteria and late-onset neonatal bloodstream infections in preterm infants.
Tarr PI, Warner BB
Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Dec; 21(6)388-393. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2016.06.002.

PMID:
    27345372
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Necrotizing enterocolitis and preterm infant gut bacteria.
Warner BB, Tarr PI
Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Dec; 21(6)394-399. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2016.06.001.

PMID:
    27343151
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development of the gut microbiota and mucosal IgA responses in twins and gnotobiotic mice.
Planer JD, Peng Y, Kau AL, Blanton LV, Ndao IM, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Gordon JI
Nature. 2016 Jun 9; 534(7606)263-6. doi: 10.1038/nature17940.

PMID:
    27279225
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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