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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

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 Jul 3; pii: S0887-8994(18)31161-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2019.06.017.

PMID:
    31371120
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Factors that determine the loss of control when reducing therapy by steps in the treatment of moderate-severe asthma in standard clinical practice: A multicentre Spanish study.
Martínez-Moragón E, Delgado J, Mogrovejo S, Fernández-Sánchez T, en nombre del grupo de investigación STEP., Anexo.
Rev Clin Esp. 2019 Jul 23; pii: S0014-2565(19)30150-X. doi: 10.1016/j.rce.2019.05.004.

PMID:
    31350049
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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]
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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 Jun 12; pii: mcz087. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz087.

PMID:
    31189014
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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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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
    [PubMed]
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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. 2018 Dec 17; 883073818815041. doi: 10.1177/0883073818815041.

PMID:
    30556452
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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
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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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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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Areas of Research Interest

Effect of chronic migraine in brain function in children