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Scott Saunders, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Developmental Biology
Division of Newborn Medicine
Medical Director, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport Team

Specialty Areas

Newborn Medicine - Neonatology
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Transport Medicine

Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Congenital birth defects, genetic disorders, transport medicine

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), 5th Floor
Office Phone: 314-454-6148
Fax: 314-454-4633

Education

Education

Clinical Fellowship: Newborn Medicine, Joint Program in Neonatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 1996
Research Fellowship: Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technololgy, Cambridge, MA 1995
PhD: Stanford Univeristy School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 1990
Residency: Pediatric Medicine, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 1993
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 1990
B.S.: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1983
Research Fellowship: Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 1997

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Profiling of Triterpenoid Saponins from 28 Quinoa Varieties (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) grown in Washington State by GC-MS.
Medina-Meza IG, Aluwi NA, Saunders SR, Ganjyal GM
J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Aug 15;

PMID:
    27525448
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Wise regulates bone deposition through genetic interactions with Lrp5.
Ellies DL, Economou A, Viviano B, Rey JP, Paine-Saunders S, Krumlauf R, Saunders S
PLoS One. 2014; 9(5)e96257. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096257.

PMID:
    24789067
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Loss of glypican-3 function causes growth factor-dependent defects in cardiac and coronary vascular development.
Ng A, Wong M, Viviano B, Erlich JM, Alba G, Pflederer C, Jay PY, Saunders S
Dev Biol. 2009 Nov 1; 335(1)208-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.08.029.

PMID:
    19733558
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sex-specific quantitative trait loci linked to autoresuscitation failure in SWR/J mice.
Thach BT, Kenney-Hunt JP, Simon TC, Stratman JL, Thach SB, Harris KA, Saunders S, Cheverud JM
Heredity (Edinb). 2009 Dec; 103(6)469-75. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2009.89.

PMID:
    19654605
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The rare occurrence of absent adrenals in a term infant: a case report and review of the literature.
Vachharajani A, Bethin K, Mouillet JF, Sadovsky Y, Saunders S
Am J Perinatol. 2006 Feb; 23(2)111-4.

PMID:
    16506117
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Allelic variation in the serotonin transporter (5HTT) gene contributes to idiopathic pulmonary hypertension in children.
Vachharajani A, Saunders S
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Aug 26; 334(2)376-9.

PMID:
    16009349
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Altered hematopoiesis in glypican-3-deficient mice results in decreased osteoclast differentiation and a delay in endochondral ossification.
Viviano BL, Silverstein L, Pflederer C, Paine-Saunders S, Mills K, Saunders S
Dev Biol. 2005 Jun 1; 282(1)152-62.

PMID:
    15936336
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Domain-specific modification of heparan sulfate by Qsulf1 modulates the binding of the bone morphogenetic protein antagonist Noggin.
Viviano BL, Paine-Saunders S, Gasiunas N, Gallagher J, Saunders S
J Biol Chem. 2004 Feb 13; 279(7)5604-11.

PMID:
    14645250
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heparan sulfate proteoglycans retain Noggin at the cell surface: a potential mechanism for shaping bone morphogenetic protein gradients.
Paine-Saunders S, Viviano BL, Economides AN, Saunders S
J Biol Chem. 2002 Jan 18; 277(3)2089-96.

PMID:
    11706034
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Simpson Golabi Behmel syndrome: progress toward understanding the molecular basis for overgrowth, malformation, and cancer predisposition.
DeBaun MR, Ess J, Saunders S
Mol Genet Metab. 2001 Apr; 72(4)279-86.

PMID:
    11286501
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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glypican-3 controls cellular responses to Bmp4 in limb patterning and skeletal development.
Paine-Saunders S, Viviano BL, Zupicich J, Skarnes WC, Saunders S
Dev Biol. 2000 Sep 1; 225(1)179-87.

PMID:
    10964473
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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GPC6, a novel member of the glypican gene family, encodes a product structurally related to GPC4 and is colocalized with GPC5 on human chromosome 13.
Paine-Saunders S, Viviano BL, Saunders S
Genomics. 1999 May 1; 57(3)455-8.

PMID:
    10329016
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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