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R. Brian Sommerville, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology
Neuromuscular Division

Specialty Areas

Neuromuscular Disease
ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease
Muscle Disorders
Nerve Disorders
Myasthenia Gravis
Electromyography

Board Certifications

Psychiatry and Neurology
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Neuromuscular Medicine
Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

Immune and inflammatory diseases of muscle and nerve, polymyositis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth diseases, motor neuron diseases, spinomuscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial disorders, metabolic myopathy, myelopathy, ataxia, neurological paraneoplastic syndromes, fatigue, myalgias

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neuroscience Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-6981
Fax: 314-362-3752

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
McMillan Building

517 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-6981
Fax: 314-362-3752

Center 40 Building

1600 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63144

Suite: 600
Office Phone: 314-362-6981
Fax: 314-362-3752

Education

Education

B.A.: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1999
Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 2005
Residency: Neurology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2009
Fellowship: Neuromuscular Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2011

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Comments on Letter to the Editor entitled: "Role of electrophysiological evaluation for the best device choice to prevent sudden cardiac death in patients with Myotonic Dystrophy Type1 and Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy".
Sommerville RB, Vincenti MG, Winborn K, Casey A, Stitziel NO, Connolly AM, Mann DL
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Feb 7; pii: S1050-1738(17)30014-2. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2017.02.002.

PMID:
    28291654
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Diagnosis and management of adult hereditary cardio-neuromuscular disorders: A model for the multidisciplinary care of complex genetic disorders.
Sommerville RB, Vincenti MG, Winborn K, Casey A, Stitziel NO, Connolly AM, Mann DL
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Jan; 27(1)51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2016.06.005.

PMID:
    27452966
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ataluren treatment of patients with nonsense mutation dystrophinopathy.
Bushby K, Finkel R, Wong B, Barohn R, Campbell C, Comi GP, Connolly AM, Day JW, Flanigan KM, Goemans N, Jones KJ, Mercuri E, Quinlivan R, Renfroe JB, Russman B, Ryan MM, Tulinius M, Voit T, Moore SA, Lee Sweeney H, Abresch RT, Coleman KL, Eagle M, Florence J, Gappmaier E, Glanzman AM, Henricson E, Barth J, Elfring GL, Reha A, Spiegel RJ, O'donnell MW, Peltz SW, Mcdonald CM, PTC124-GD-007-DMD STUDY GROUP.
Muscle Nerve. 2014 Oct; 50(4)477-87. doi: 10.1002/mus.24332.

PMID:
    25042182
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Coenzyme Q10 deficiency in children: frequent type 2C muscle fibers with normal morphology.
Sommerville RB, Zaidman CM, Pestronk A
Muscle Nerve. 2013 Nov; 48(5)722-6. doi: 10.1002/mus.23837.

PMID:
    23494902
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multifocal radiculoneuropathy during ipilimumab treatment of melanoma.
Manousakis G, Koch J, Sommerville RB, El-Dokla A, Harms MB, Al-Lozi MT, Schmidt RE, Pestronk A
Muscle Nerve. 2013 Sep; 48(3)440-4. doi: 10.1002/mus.23830.

PMID:
    23447136
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical and laboratory features of neuropathies with serum IgM binding to TS-HDS.
Pestronk A, Schmidt RE, Choksi RM, Sommerville RB, Al-Lozi MT
Muscle Nerve. 2012 Jun; 45(6)866-72. doi: 10.1002/mus.23256.

PMID:
    22581541
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Exome sequencing reveals DNAJB6 mutations in dominantly-inherited myopathy.
Harms MB, Sommerville RB, Allred P, Bell S, Ma D, Cooper P, Lopate G, Pestronk A, Weihl CC, Baloh RH
Ann Neurol. 2012 Mar; 71(3)407-16. doi: 10.1002/ana.22683.

PMID:
    22334415
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anemia, paresthesias, and gait ataxia in a 57-year-old denture wearer.
Sommerville RB, Baloh RH
Clin Chem. 2011 Aug; 57(8)1103-6. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2010.156364.

PMID:
    21799107
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cerebrovascular findings in an adult with cyanotic congenital heart disease.
Sommerville RB
Neurology. 2010 Oct 26; 75(17)1570. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f96146.

PMID:
    20975059
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Eosinophilic vasculitis in an isolated central nervous system distribution.
Sommerville RB, Noble JM, Vonsattel JP, Delapaz R, Wright CB
BMJ Case Rep. 2009; 2009pii: bcr08.2008.0832. doi: 10.1136/bcr.08.2008.0832.

PMID:
    21686608
    [PubMed]
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Eosinophilic vasculitis in an isolated central nervous system distribution.
Sommerville RB, Noble JM, Vonsattel JP, Delapaz R, Wright CB
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007 Jan; 78(1)85-8.

PMID:
    16926236
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An fMRI investigation of emotional engagement in moral judgment.
Greene JD, Sommerville RB, Nystrom LE, Darley JM, Cohen JD
Science. 2001 Sep 14; 293(5537)2105-8.

PMID:
    11557895
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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When are children worth it? An evolutionary reading of Euripides' Medea.
Sommerville RB
Perspect Biol Med. 1999 Autumn; 43(1)69-83.

PMID:
    10701224
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In the News

In the News

Brian Sommerville, MD

Areas of Research Interest

Clinical, histopathological, and genetic characterization of neurological disorders associated with coenzyme Q10 deficiency