Phillip I. Tarr, M.D.  tarr@wustl.edu

Co-Leader, Pathobiology Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics Professor of Molecular Microbiology

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Infectious Diseases

email: tarr@wustl.edu

phone: (314) 454-6173

Education

  • B.A., Brown University, 1975
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1980

Training

  • Intern/Resident, University of Washington School of Medicine/Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, 1980 - 1983
  • Senior Fellow, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1983 - 1986
  • Fellow, University of Washington School of Medicine and Children's Hospital and Medical Center , 1988 - 1989

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics, 1984
  • State of Missouri, , 2012
  • GI, 2012
  • BCS, 2012
  • The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC), 2013

Honors

  • American Gastroenterological Association/Blackwell Scientific Research Scholar Award, 1992 - 1995
  • Food and Drug Administration Commissioner's Special Citation, 1997 - 1997
  • Melvin E. Carnahan Professor of Pediatrics, Endowed Chair, 2004

Recent Publications view all (133)

1. Sommovilla, J., Zhou, Y., Sun, R. C., Choi, P. M., Diaz-Miron, J., Shaikh, N., Sodergren, E., Warner, B. B., Weinstock, G. M., Tarr, P. I., Warner, B. W. (2014). Small Bowel Resection Induces Long-Term Changes in the Enteric Microbiota of Mice. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract PubMed: 25183407.

2. La Rosa, P. S., Warner, B. B., Zhou, Y., Weinstock, G. M., Sodergren, E., Hall-Moore, C. M., Stevens, H. J., Bennett WE, J. r., Shaikh, N., Linneman, L. A., Hoffmann, J. A., Hamvas, A., Deych, E., Shands, B. A., Shannon, W. D., Tarr, P. I. (2014). Patterned progression of bacterial populations in the premature infant gut. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (34), 12522-7 PubMed: 25114261.

3. Schindler, E. I., Sellenriek, P., Storch, G. A., Tarr, P. I., Burnham, C. A. (2014). Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli: A Single Center, 11-Year Pediatric Experience. Journal of clinical microbiology PubMed: 25078916.

4. VanDussen, K. L., Marinshaw, J. M., Shaikh, N., Miyoshi, H., Moon, C., Tarr, P. I., Ciorba, M. A., Stappenbeck, T. S. (2014). Development of an enhanced human gastrointestinal epithelial culture system to facilitate patient-based assays. Gut PubMed: 25007816.

5. Carl, M. A., Ndao, I. M., Springman, A. C., Manning, S. D., Johnson, J. R., Johnston, B. D., Burnham, C. A., Weinstock, E. S., Weinstock, G. M., Wylie, T. N., Mitreva, M., Abubucker, S., Zhou, Y., Stevens, H. J., Hall-Moore, C., Julian, S., Shaikh, N., Warner, B. B., Tarr, P. I. (2014). Sepsis from the gut: the enteric habitat of bacteria that cause late-onset neonatal bloodstream infections. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 58 (9), 1211-8 PubMed: 24647013.

6. Bielaszewska, M., Schiller, R., Lammers, L., Bauwens, A., Fruth, A., Middendorf, B., Schmidt, M. A., Tarr, P. I., Dobrindt, U., Karch, H., Mellmann, A. (2014). Heteropathogenic virulence and phylogeny reveal phased pathogenic metamorphosis in Escherichia coli O2:H6. EMBO molecular medicine, 6 (3), 347-57. PMCID: PMC3958309 PubMed: 24413188.

7. Gurnee, E. A., Ndao, I. M., McGhee, J. E., Warner, B. B., Tarr, P. I., Fritz, S. A., Burnham, C. A. (2014). Fecal Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus in Healthy Children. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 58 (2), 1261-2 PubMed: 24277049.

8. Sanjar, F., Hazen, T. H., Shah, S. M., Koenig, S. S., Agrawal, S., Daugherty, S., Sadzewicz, L., Tallon, L. J., Mammel, M. K., Feng, P., Soderlund, R., Tarr, P. I., Debroy, C., Dudley, E. G., Cebula, T. A., Ravel, J., Fraser, C. M., Rasko, D. A., Eppinger, M. (2014). Genome Sequence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Strain 2886-75, Associated with the First Reported Case of Human Infection in the United States. Genome announcements, 2 (1), e01120-13. PMCID: PMC3886948.

9. Turabelidze, G., Lawrence, S. J., Gao, H., Sodergren, E., Weinstock, G. M., Abubucker, S., Wylie, T., Mitreva, M., Shaikh, N., Gautom, R., Tarr, P. I. (2013). Precise dissection of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak by single nucleotide polymorphism analysis. Journal of clinical microbiology, 51 (12), 3950-4. PMCID: PMC3838074 PubMed: 24048526.

10. El Feghaly, R. E., Stauber, J. L., Tarr, P. I., Haslam, D. B. (2013). Viral co-infections are common and are associated with higher bacterial burden in children with clostridium difficile infection. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 57 (6), 813-6 PubMed: 23838821.

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