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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.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

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. 2018 Oct 30; doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1616-6.

PMID:
    30378085
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed]
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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
    [PubMed]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early infectious exposures are not associated with increased risk of pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis.
Suleiman L, Waubant E, Aaen G, Belman A, Benson L, Candee M, Chitnis T, Gorman M, Goyal M, Greenberg B, Harris Y, Hart J, Kahn I, Krupp L, Lotze T, Mar S, Moodley M, Ness J, Nourbakhsh B, Rensel M, Rodriguez M, Rose J, Rubin J, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Waldman A, Weinstock-Guttman B, Casper TC, Waltz M, Graves JS, Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2018 May; 22103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2018.03.015.

PMID:
    29653437
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of eccentricity and light level on the timing of light adaptation mechanisms.
Barrionuevo PA, Matesanz BM, Gloriani AH, Arranz I, Issolio L, Mar S, Aparicio JA
J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2018 Apr 1; 35(4)B144-B151. doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.35.00B144.

PMID:
    29603968
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Correction to: Impact of an electronic monitoring device and behavioural feedback on adherence to multiple sclerosis therapies in youth: results of a randomized trial.
Yeh EA, Grover SA, Powell VE, Alper G, Banwell BL, Edwards K, Gorman M, Graves J, Lotze TE, Mah JK, Mednick L, Ness J, Obadia M, Slater R, Waldman A, Waubant E, Schwartz CE, Pediatric MS Adherence Study Group.
Qual Life Res. 2018 Apr; 27(4)1117. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1773-4.

PMID:
    29274015
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Diffusion Tensor Imaging as a Biomarker to Differentiate Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis From Multiple Sclerosis at First Demyelination.
Aung WY, Massoumzadeh P, Najmi S, Salter A, Heaps J, Benzinger TLS, Mar S
Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jan; 7870-74. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.09.016.

PMID:
    29167056
    [PubMed - in process]
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Examining the contributions of environmental quality to pediatric multiple sclerosis.
Lavery AM, Waldman AT, Charles Casper T, 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, Benson L, Gorman M, Moodley M, Rensel M, Goyal M, Mar S, Chitnis T, Schreiner T, Lotze T, Greenberg B, Kahn I, Rubin J, Waubant E, U.S. Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2017 Nov; 18164-169. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2017.09.004.

PMID:
    29141802
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Contribution of dietary intake to relapse rate in early paediatric multiple sclerosis.
Azary S, Schreiner T, Graves J, Waldman A, Belman A, Guttman BW, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Mar S, Hart J, Ness J, Harris Y, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Rodriguez M, Chitnis T, Rose J, Barcellos LF, Lotze T, Carmichael SL, Roalstad S, Casper CT, Waubant E
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 Jan; 89(1)28-33. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-315936.

PMID:
    28993476
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Genetic risk factors for pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis.
Gianfrancesco MA, Stridh P, Shao X, Rhead B, Graves JS, Chitnis T, Waldman A, Lotze T, Schreiner T, Belman A, Greenberg B, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Hart J, Caillier S, Ness J, Harris Y, Rubin J, Candee M, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Rodriguez M, Mar S, Kahn I, Rose J, Roalstad S, Casper TC, Shen L, Quach H, Quach D, Hillert J, Hedstrom A, Olsson T, Kockum I, Alfredsson L, Schaefer C, Barcellos LF, Waubant E, Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Mult Scler. 2017 Oct 1; 1352458517733551. doi: 10.1177/1352458517733551.

PMID:
    28980494
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Dietary factors and pediatric multiple sclerosis: A case-control study.
Pakpoor J, Seminatore B, Graves JS, Schreiner T, Waldman AT, Lotze TE, Belman A, Greenberg BM, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, McDonald JC, Hart J, Ness JM, Harris Y, Rubin J, Candee M, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Rodriguez M, Chitnis T, Mar S, Kahn I, Rose J, Carmichael SL, Roalstad S, Waltz M, Casper TC, Waubant E, US Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Mult Scler. 2018 Jul; 24(8)1067-1076. doi: 10.1177/1352458517713343.

PMID:
    28608728
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Genetic, Phenotypic, and Interferon Biomarker Status in ADAR1-Related Neurological Disease.
Rice GI, Kitabayashi N, Barth M, Briggs TA, Burton ACE, Carpanelli ML, Cerisola AM, Colson C, Dale RC, Danti FR, Darin N, De Azua B, De Giorgis V, De Goede CGL, Desguerre I, De Laet C, Eslahi A, Fahey MC, Fallon P, Fay A, Fazzi E, Gorman MP, Gowrinathan NR, Hully M, Kurian MA, Leboucq N, Lin JS, Lines MA, Mar SS, Maroofian R, Martí-Sanchez L, McCullagh G, Mojarrad M, Narayanan V, Orcesi S, Ortigoza-Escobar JD, Pérez-Dueñas B, Petit F, Ramsey KM, Rasmussen M, Rivier F, Rodríguez-Pombo P, Roubertie A, Stödberg TI, Toosi MB, Toutain A, Uettwiller F, Ulrick N, Vanderver A, Waldman A, Livingston JH, Crow YJ
Neuropediatrics. 2017 Jun; 48(3)166-184. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1601449.

PMID:
    28561207
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Impact of an electronic monitoring device and behavioral feedback on adherence to multiple sclerosis therapies in youth: results of a randomized trial.
Yeh EA, Grover SA, Powell VE, Alper G, Banwell BL, Edwards K, Gorman M, Graves J, Lotze TE, Mah JK, Mednick L, Ness J, Obadia M, Slater R, Waldman A, Waubant E, Schwartz CE, Pediatric MS Adherence Study Group.
Qual Life Res. 2017 Sep; 26(9)2333-2349. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1571-z.

PMID:
    28393317
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evidence for a causal relationship between low vitamin D, high BMI, and pediatric-onset MS.
Gianfrancesco MA, Stridh P, Rhead B, Shao X, Xu E, Graves JS, Chitnis T, Waldman A, Lotze T, Schreiner T, Belman A, Greenberg B, Weinstock-Guttman B, Aaen G, Tillema JM, Hart J, Caillier S, Ness J, Harris Y, Rubin J, Candee M, Krupp L, Gorman M, Benson L, Rodriguez M, Mar S, Kahn I, Rose J, Roalstad S, Casper TC, Shen L, Quach H, Quach D, Hillert J, Bäärnhielm M, Hedstrom A, Olsson T, Kockum I, Alfredsson L, Metayer C, Schaefer C, Barcellos LF, Waubant E, Network of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Neurology. 2017 Apr 25; 88(17)1623-1629. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003849.

PMID:
    28356466
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The use of hippocampal volumetric measurements to improve diagnostic accuracy in pediatric patients with mesial temporal sclerosis.
Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo GJ, Owen C, Schwetye KE, McFarlane S, Vellimana AK, Mar S, Miller-Thomas MM, Shimony JS, Smyth MD, Benzinger TLS
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Jun; 19(6)720-728. doi: 10.3171/2016.12.PEDS16335.

PMID:
    28338446
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Evaluating the association of allergies with multiple sclerosis susceptibility risk and disease activity in a pediatric population.
Bourne T, Waltz M, Casper TC, Kavak K, Aaen G, Belman A, Benson L, Candee M, Chitnis T, Graves J, Greenberg B, Gorman M, Harris Y, Krupp L, Lotze T, Mar S, Ness J, Olsen C, Roalstad S, Rodriguez M, Rose J, Rubin J, Schreiner T, Tillema JM, Kahn I, Waldman A, Barcellos L, Waubant E, Weinstock-Guttman B, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
J Neurol Sci. 2017 Apr 15; 375371-375. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.02.041.

PMID:
    28320170
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Risk factors for non-adherence to disease-modifying therapy in pediatric multiple sclerosis.
Schwartz CE, Grover SA, Powell VE, Noguera A, Mah JK, Mar S, Mednick L, Banwell BL, Alper G, Rensel M, Gorman M, Waldman A, Schreiner T, Waubant E, Yeh EA
Mult Scler. 2018 Feb; 24(2)175-185. doi: 10.1177/1352458517695469.

PMID:
    28273780
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Distinct effects of obesity and puberty on risk and age at onset of pediatric MS.
Chitnis T, Graves J, Weinstock-Guttman B, Belman A, Olsen C, Misra M, Aaen G, Benson L, Candee M, Gorman M, Greenberg B, Krupp L, Lotze T, Mar S, Ness J, Rose J, Rubin J, Schreiner T, Tillema J, Waldman A, Rodriguez M, Casper C, Waubant E, U.S. Network of Pediatric MS Centers.
Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 Dec; 3(12)897-907. doi: 10.1002/acn3.365.

PMID:
    28097202
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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in China, Singapore and Japan: a comparison with the USA.
Koelman DL, Benkeser DC, Xu Y, Neo SX, Tan K, Katsuno M, Sobue G, Natsume J, Chahin S, Mar SS, Venkatesan A, Chitnis T, Hoganson GM, Yeshokumar AK, Barreras P, Majmudar B, Carone M, Mateen FJ
Eur J Neurol. 2017 Feb; 24(2)391-396. doi: 10.1111/ene.13220.

PMID:
    28009079
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Areas of Research Interest

Effect of chronic migraine in brain function in children