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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

How Do Hindfoot Fusions Affect Ankle Biomechanics: A Cadaver Model.
Hutchinson ID, Baxter JR, Gilbert S, Hogan MV, Ling J, Saunders SM, Wang H, Kennedy JG
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Dec 21;

PMID:
    26689585
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Phonotactic Constraints: Implications for Models of Oral Reading in Russian.
Ulicheva A, Coltheart M, Saunders S, Perry C
J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2015 Dec 7;

PMID:
    26641449
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Sonoelastography of the Achilles Tendon: Prevalence and Prognostic Value Among Asymptomatic Elite Australian Rules Football Players.
Ooi CC, Schneider ME, Malliaras P, Jones D, Saunders S, McMahon A, Connell D
Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Oct 28;

PMID:
    26513392
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Enzymatic Degradation of Phenazines Can Generate Energy and Protect Sensitive Organisms from Toxicity.
Costa KC, Bergkessel M, Saunders S, Korlach J, Newman DK
MBio. 2015 Oct 27; 6(6)e01520-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01520-15.

PMID:
    26507234
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An unusual inguinoscrotal hernia with renal involvement.
Osmani HT, Boulton R, Wyatt H, Saunders SM
BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Oct 6; 2015pii: bcr2015211519. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-211519.

PMID:
    26443094
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining treatment response in trichotillomania: a signal detection analysis.
Houghton DC, Capriotti MR, De Nadai AS, Compton SN, Twohig MP, Neal-Barnett AM, Saunders SM, Franklin ME, Woods DW
J Anxiety Disord. 2015 Dec; 3644-51. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.09.008.

PMID:
    26422605
    [PubMed - in process]
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An updated evolutionary classification of CRISPR-Cas systems.
Makarova KS, Wolf YI, Alkhnbashi OS, Costa F, Shah SA, Saunders SJ, Barrangou R, Brouns SJ, Charpentier E, Haft DH, Horvath P, Moineau S, Mojica FJ, Terns RM, Terns MP, White MF, Yakunin AF, Garrett RA, van der Oost J, Backofen R, Koonin EV
Nat Rev Microbiol. 2015 Nov; 13(11)722-36. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro3569.

PMID:
    26411297
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SimiRa: A tool to identify coregulation between microRNAs and RNA-binding proteins.
Preusse M, Marr C, Saunders S, Maticzka D, Lickert H, Backofen R, Theis F
RNA Biol. 2015; 12(9)998-1009. doi: 10.1080/15476286.2015.1068496.

PMID:
    26383775
    [PubMed - in process]
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The effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis in preventing infective endocarditis is not easily dismissed.
Lockhart PB, Bahrani Mougeot FK, Saunders SE, Brennan MT
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Nov; 120(5)661-2. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.06.025.

PMID:
    26342645
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Targeting Siglecs with a sialic acid-decorated nanoparticle abrogates inflammation.
Spence S, Greene MK, Fay F, Hams E, Saunders SP, Hamid U, Fitzgerald M, Beck J, Bains BK, Smyth P, Themistou E, Small DM, Schmid D, O'Kane CM, Fitzgerald DC, Abdelghany SM, Johnston JA, Fallon PG, Burrows JF, McAuley DF, Kissenpfennig A, Scott CJ
Sci Transl Med. 2015 Sep 2; 7(303)303ra140. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aab3459.

PMID:
    26333936
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Spontaneous atopic dermatitis is mediated by innate immunity, with the secondary lung inflammation of the atopic march requiring adaptive immunity.
Saunders SP, Moran T, Floudas A, Wurlod F, Kaszlikowska A, Salimi M, Quinn EM, Oliphant CJ, Núñez G, McManus R, Hams E, Irvine AD, McKenzie AN, Ogg GS, Fallon PG
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Aug 20; pii: S0091-6749(15)01022-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.06.045.

PMID:
    26299987
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Barriers and facilitators of suicide risk assessment in emergency departments: a qualitative study of provider perspectives.
Petrik ML, Gutierrez PM, Berlin JS, Saunders SM
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2015 Nov-Dec; 37(6)581-6. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.06.018.

PMID:
    26208868
    [PubMed - in process]
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Examining DSM criteria for trichotillomania in a dimensional framework: implications for DSM-5 and diagnostic practice.
Houghton DC, Balsis S, Stein DJ, Compton SN, Twohig MP, Saunders SM, Franklin ME, Neal-Barnett AM, Woods DW
Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Jul; 609-16. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.04.011.

PMID:
    25972228
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Oral allergy syndrome.
Saunders S, Platt MP
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun; 23(3)230-4. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000160.

PMID:
    25887974
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UK service level audit of insulin pump therapy in paediatrics.
Ghatak A, Paul P, Hawcutt DB, White HD, Furlong NJ, Saunders S, Morrison G, Langridge P, Weston PJ
Diabet Med. 2015 Dec; 32(12)1652-7. doi: 10.1111/dme.12782.

PMID:
    25884635
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Ligation of TLR7 on CD19(+) CD1d(hi) B cells suppresses allergic lung inflammation via regulatory T cells.
Khan AR, Amu S, Saunders SP, Hams E, Blackshields G, Leonard MO, Weaver CT, Sparwasser T, Sheils O, Fallon PG
Eur J Immunol. 2015 Jun; 45(6)1842-54. doi: 10.1002/eji.201445211.

PMID:
    25763771
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Associations between bacteremia from oral sources and distant-site infections: tooth brushing versus single tooth extraction.
Mougeot FK, Saunders SE, Brennan MT, Lockhart PB
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2015 Apr; 119(4)430-5. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2015.01.009.

PMID:
    25758845
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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College students' perceptions of individuals with anorexia nervosa: irritation and admiration.
Geerling DM, Saunders SM
J Ment Health. 2015 Apr; 24(2)83-7. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2014.998807.

PMID:
    25642995
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An active immune defense with a minimal CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) RNA and without the Cas6 protein.
Maier LK, Stachler AE, Saunders SJ, Backofen R, Marchfelder A
J Biol Chem. 2015 Feb 13; 290(7)4192-201. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.617506.

PMID:
    25512373
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Defining early positive response to psychotherapy: An empirical comparison between clinically significant change criteria and growth mixture modeling.
Rubel J, Lutz W, Kopta SM, Köck K, Minami T, Zimmermann D, Saunders SM
Psychol Assess. 2015 Jun; 27(2)478-88. doi: 10.1037/pas0000060.

PMID:
    25496087
    [PubMed - in process]
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