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Soe S. Mar, MD, MBBS, MRCP

Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neurology

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Other pediatric demyelinating diseases
Autoimmune encephalitis

Board Certifications

Pediatric Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric demyelination and white matter disease including multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, other acute demyelination diseases such as leukodystrophy; also pediatric and adolescent headaches, general pediatric neurology and developmental delay.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-454-6120
Fax: 314-454-4225

Education

Education

Clinical Fellowship: Pediatric Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 2003
Residency: Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 2005
Medical Degree: Institute of Medicine 1, Ragoon, Burma 1987

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Real-World Effectiveness of Initial Disease-Modifying Therapies in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
Krysko KM, Graves JS, Rensel M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Rutatangwa A, Aaen G, Belman A, Benson L, Chitnis T, Gorman M, Goyal MS, Harris Y, Krupp L, Lotze T, Mar S, Moodley M, Ness J, Rodriguez M, Rose J, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Waltz M, Casper TC, Waubant E, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
Ann Neurol. 2020 Jul; 88(1)42-55. doi: 10.1002/ana.25737.

PMID:
    32267005
    [PubMed - in process]
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Loss- or Gain-of-Function Mutations in ACOX1 Cause Axonal Loss via Different Mechanisms.
Chung HL, Wangler MF, Marcogliese PC, Jo J, Ravenscroft TA, Zuo Z, Duraine L, Sadeghzadeh S, Li-Kroeger D, Schmidt RE, Pestronk A, Rosenfeld JA, Burrage L, Herndon MJ, Chen S, Members of Undiagnosed Diseases Network., Shillington A, Vawter-Lee M, Hopkin R, Rodriguez-Smith J, Henrickson M, Lee B, Moser AB, Jones RO, Watkins P, Yoo T, Mar S, Choi M, Bucelli RC, Yamamoto S, Lee HK, Prada CE, Chae JH, Vogel TP, Bellen HJ
Neuron. 2020 May 20; 106(4)589-606.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.02.021.

PMID:
    32169171
    [PubMed - in process]
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Stunting: an overlooked problem in Myanmar - an economic evaluation.
Aye SKK, Mar SL, Lwin NN, Hnin ZL, Hlaing LM, Washington ML, Harris JR
Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2020 Apr; 36(2)167-172. doi: 10.1017/S0266462319003520.

PMID:
    31955725
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cognitive processing speed in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis: Baseline characteristics of impairment and prediction of decline.
Wallach AI, Waltz M, Casper TC, Aaen G, Belman A, Benson L, Chitnis T, Gorman M, Graves J, Harris Y, Lotze TE, Mar S, Moodley M, Ness JM, Rensel M, Rodriguez M, Rose JW, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Waubant E, Weinstock-Guttman B, Charvet LE, Krupp LB
Mult Scler. 2019 Nov 28; 1352458519891984. doi: 10.1177/1352458519891984.

PMID:
    31775571
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Xq22 deletions and correlation with distinct neurological disease traits in females: Further evidence for a contiguous gene syndrome.
Hijazi H, Coelho FS, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Bernardini L, Mar SS, Manning MA, Hanson-Kahn A, Naidu S, Srivastava S, Lee JA, Jones JR, Friez MJ, Alberico T, Torres B, Fang P, Cheung SW, Song X, Davis-Williams A, Jornlin C, Wight PA, Patyal P, Taube J, Poretti A, Inoue K, Zhang F, Pehlivan D, Carvalho CMB, Hobson GM, Lupski JR
Hum Mutat. 2020 Jan; 41(1)150-168. doi: 10.1002/humu.23902.

PMID:
    31448840
    [PubMed - in process]
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Scaling Up Breastfeeding in Myanmar through the Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Initiative.
Than MK, Nyi SN, Hlaing LM, Mar SL, Thwin T, Cashin J, Pérez-Escamilla R, Harding KL
Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Aug; 3(8)nzz078. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzz078.

PMID:
    31403109
    [PubMed]
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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis in Children: An Updated Review Based on Current Diagnostic Criteria.
Cole J, Evans E, Mwangi M, Mar S
Pediatr Neurol. 2019 Nov; 10026-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.06.017.

PMID:
    31371120
    [PubMed - in process]
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Dynamic changes of the extracellular matrix during corneal wound healing.
Lorenzo-Martín E, Gallego-Muñoz P, Mar S, Fernández I, Cidad P, Martínez-García MC
Exp Eye Res. 2019 Sep; 186107704. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2019.107704.

PMID:
    31228462
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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miRNA contributions to pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis inferred from GWAS.
Rhead B, Shao X, Graves JS, Chitnis T, Waldman AT, Lotze T, Schreiner T, Belman A, Krupp L, Greenberg BM, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Rodriguez M, Hart J, Caillier S, Ness J, Harris Y, Rubin J, Candee MS, Gorman M, Benson L, Mar S, Kahn I, Rose J, Casper TC, Quach H, Quach D, Schaefer C, Waubant E, Barcellos LF, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 Jun; 6(6)1053-1061. doi: 10.1002/acn3.786.

PMID:
    31211169
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A symbiotic balancing act: arbuscular mycorrhizal specificity and specialist fungus gnat pollination in the mycoheterotrophic genus Thismia (Thismiaceae).
Guo X, Zhao Z, Mar SS, Zhang D, Saunders RMK
Ann Bot. 2019 Sep 24; 124(2)331-342. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz087.

PMID:
    31189014
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differential Diagnosis of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
Galardi MM, Gaudioso C, Ahmadi S, Evans E, Gilbert L, Mar S
Children (Basel). 2019 Jun 3; 6(6)pii: E75. doi: 10.3390/children6060075.

PMID:
    31163654
    [PubMed]
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Clinical trials of disease-modifying agents in pediatric MS: Opportunities, challenges, and recommendations from the IPMSSG.
Waubant E, Banwell B, Wassmer E, Sormani MP, Amato MP, Hintzen R, Krupp L, Rostásy K, Tenembaum S, Chitnis T, IPMSSG.
Neurology. 2019 May 28; 92(22)e2538-e2549. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007572.

PMID:
    31043474
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Venous Thromboprophylaxis.
Arabi YM, Al-Hameed F, Burns KEA, Mehta S, Alsolamy SJ, Alshahrani MS, Mandourah Y, Almekhlafi GA, Almaani M, Al Bshabshe A, Finfer S, Arshad Z, Khalid I, Mehta Y, Gaur A, Hawa H, Buscher H, Lababidi H, Al Aithan A, Abdukahil SAI, Jose J, Afesh LY, Al-Dawood A, Saudi Critical Care Trials Group.
N Engl J Med. 2019 Apr 4; 380(14)1305-1315. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1816150.

PMID:
    30779530
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Admixture mapping reveals evidence of differential multiple sclerosis risk by genetic ancestry.
Chi C, Shao X, Rhead B, Gonzales E, Smith JB, Xiang AH, Graves J, Waldman A, Lotze T, Schreiner T, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Ness J, Candee M, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Chitnis T, Mar S, Belman A, Casper TC, Rose J, Moodley M, Rensel M, Rodriguez M, Greenberg B, Kahn L, Rubin J, Schaefer C, Waubant E, Langer-Gould A, Barcellos LF
PLoS Genet. 2019 Jan; 15(1)e1007808. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007808.

PMID:
    30653506
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Several household chemical exposures are associated with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis.
Mar S, Liang S, Waltz M, Casper TC, Goyal M, Greenberg B, Weinstock-Guttman B, Rodriguez M, Aaen G, Belman A, Barcellos LF, Rose J, Gorman M, Benson L, Candee M, Chitnis T, Harris Y, Kahn I, Roalsted S, Hart J, Lotze T, Moodley M, Ness J, Rensel M, Rubin J, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Waldman A, Krupp L, Graves JS, Waubant E, U.S. Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Dec; 5(12)1513-1521. doi: 10.1002/acn3.663.

PMID:
    30564618
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Acquisition of Early Developmental Milestones and Need for Special Education Services in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis.
Aaen G, Waltz M, Vargas W, Makhani N, Ness J, Harris Y, Casper TC, Benson L, Candee M, Chitnis T, Gorman M, Graves J, Greenberg B, Lotze T, Mar S, Tillema JM, Rensel M, Rodriguez M, Rose J, Rubin J, Schreiner T, Waldman A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Belman A, Waubant E, Krupp L
J Child Neurol. 2019 Mar; 34(3)148-152. doi: 10.1177/0883073818815041.

PMID:
    30556452
    [PubMed - in process]
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Influence of age and spectral power distribution on mesopic visual sensitivity.
Vicente EG, Arranz I, Issolio L, Matesanz BM, Gloriani AH, Menéndez JA, Rodríguez-Rosa M, Silva B, Colombo E, Mar S, Aparicio JA
Atten Percept Psychophys. 2019 Feb; 81(2)504-516. doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1616-6.

PMID:
    30378085
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Heterogeneity in association of remote herpesvirus infections and pediatric MS.
Nourbakhsh B, Rutatangwa A, Waltz M, Rensel M, Moodley M, Graves J, Casper TC, Waldman A, Belman A, Greenberg B, Goyal M, Harris Y, Kahn I, Lotze T, Mar S, Schreiner T, Aaen G, Hart J, Ness J, Rubin J, Tillema JM, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Rodriguez M, Chitnis T, Rose J, Candee M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Shao X, Barcellos L, James J, Waubant E, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Oct; 5(10)1222-1228. doi: 10.1002/acn3.636.

PMID:
    30349857
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Urban air quality and associations with pediatric multiple sclerosis.
Lavery AM, Waubant E, Casper TC, Roalstad S, Candee M, Rose J, Belman A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Rodriguez M, Ness J, Harris Y, Graves J, Krupp L, Charvet L, Benson L, Gorman M, Moodley M, Rensel M, Goyal M, Mar S, Chitnis T, Schreiner T, Lotze T, Greenberg B, Kahn I, Rubin J, Waldman AT
Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Oct; 5(10)1146-1153. doi: 10.1002/acn3.616.

PMID:
    30349849
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Use of newer disease-modifying therapies in pediatric multiple sclerosis in the US.
Krysko KM, Graves J, Rensel M, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Benson L, Chitnis T, Gorman M, Goyal M, Krupp L, Lotze T, Mar S, Rodriguez M, Rose J, Waltz M, Charles Casper T, Waubant E, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
Neurology. 2018 Nov 6; 91(19)e1778-e1787. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006471.

PMID:
    30333163
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Areas of Research Interest

Effect of chronic migraine in brain function in children