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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

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 - in process]
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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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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 Jun 24;

PMID:
    27347722
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Gut bacteria and late-onset neonatal bloodstream infections in preterm infants.
Tarr PI, Warner BB
Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Jun 23; pii: S1744-165X(16)30028-2. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2016.06.002.

PMID:
    27345372
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Necrotizing enterocolitis and preterm infant gut bacteria.
Warner BB, Tarr PI
Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Jun 22; pii: S1744-165X(16)30027-0. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2016.06.001.

PMID:
    27343151
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 May 25; 534(7606)263-6. doi: 10.1038/nature17940.

PMID:
    27279225
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Droplet digital PCR quantifies host inflammatory transcripts in feces reliably and reproducibly.
Stauber J, Shaikh N, Ordiz MI, Tarr PI, Manary MJ
Cell Immunol. 2016 May; 30343-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2016.03.007.

PMID:
    27063479
    [PubMed - in process]
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Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Includes a Broad Spectrum of Inflammatory Responses and Epithelial Repair Processes.
Yu J, Ordiz MI, Stauber J, Shaikh N, Trehan I, Barnell E, Head RD, Maleta K, Tarr PI, Manary MJ
Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Feb; 2(2)158-174.e1.

PMID:
    26973864
    [PubMed]
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Gut bacteria dysbiosis and necrotising enterocolitis in very low birthweight infants: a prospective case-control study.
Warner BB, Deych E, Zhou Y, Hall-Moore C, Weinstock GM, Sodergren E, Shaikh N, Hoffmann JA, Linneman LA, Hamvas A, Khanna G, Rouggly-Nickless LC, Ndao IM, Shands BA, Escobedo M, Sullivan JE, Radmacher PG, Shannon WD, Tarr PI
Lancet. 2016 May 7; 387(10031)1928-36. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00081-7.

PMID:
    26969089
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Infection, Antibiotics, and Risk of Developing Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Meta-analysis.
Freedman SB, Xie J, Neufeld MS, Hamilton WL, Hartling L, Tarr PI, Alberta Provincial Pediatric Enteric Infection Team (APPETITE)
Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 15; 62(10)1251-8. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw099.

PMID:
    26917812
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early life dynamics of the human gut virome and bacterial microbiome in infants.
Lim ES, Zhou Y, Zhao G, Bauer IK, Droit L, Ndao IM, Warner BB, Tarr PI, Wang D, Holtz LR
Nat Med. 2015 Oct; 21(10)1228-34. doi: 10.1038/nm.3950.

PMID:
    26366711
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of dietary resistant starch type 2 on the microbiota and markers of gut inflammation in rural Malawi children.
Ordiz MI, May TD, Mihindukulasuriya K, Martin J, Crowley J, Tarr PI, Ryan K, Mortimer E, Gopalsamy G, Maleta K, Mitreva M, Young G, Manary MJ
Microbiome. 2015 Sep 3; 337. doi: 10.1186/s40168-015-0102-9.

PMID:
    26334878
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Erratum: Gut resistome development in healthy twin pairs in the first year of life.
Moore AM, Ahmadi S, Patel S, Gibson MK, Wang B, Ndao IM, Deych E, Shannon W, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Dantas G
Microbiome. 2015; 329. doi: 10.1186/s40168-015-0095-4.

PMID:
    26207183
    [PubMed]
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Identification of Candidate Adherent-Invasive E. coli Signature Transcripts by Genomic/Transcriptomic Analysis.
Zhang Y, Rowehl L, Krumsiek JM, Orner EP, Shaikh N, Tarr PI, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Boedeker EC, Xiong X, Parkinson J, Frank DN, Li E, Gathungu G
PLoS One. 2015; 10(6)e0130902. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130902.

PMID:
    26125937
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gut resistome development in healthy twin pairs in the first year of life.
Moore AM, Ahmadi S, Patel S, Gibson MK, Wang B, Ndao MI, Deych E, Shannon W, Tarr PI, Warner BB, Dantas G
Microbiome. 2015; 327. doi: 10.1186/s40168-015-0090-9.

PMID:
    26113976
    [PubMed]
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Impact of neonatal intensive care bed configuration on rates of late-onset bacterial sepsis and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization.
Julian S, Burnham CA, Sellenriek P, Shannon WD, Hamvas A, Tarr PI, Warner BB
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Oct; 36(10)1173-82. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.144.

PMID:
    26108888
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gut Colonization of Healthy Children and Their Mothers With Pathogenic Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Escherichia coli.
Gurnee EA, Ndao IM, Johnson JR, Johnston BD, Gonzalez MD, Burnham CA, Hall-Moore CM, McGhee JE, Mellmann A, Warner BB, Tarr PI
J Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 15; 212(12)1862-8. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv278.

PMID:
    25969564
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Real-Time PCR Assay for Detection and Differentiation of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli from Clinical Samples.
Qin X, Klein EJ, Galanakis E, Thomas AA, Stapp JR, Rich S, Buccat AM, Tarr PI
J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jul; 53(7)2148-53. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00115-15.

PMID:
    25926491
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Agitation down-regulates immunoglobulin binding protein EibG expression in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
Kuczius T, Zhang W, Merkel V, Mellmann A, Tarr PI, Karch H
PLoS One. 2015; 10(3)e0119583. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119583.

PMID:
    25746924
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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