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Designing Solutions for Maternal and Infant Health

Phillip Tarr


Phillip Tarr, MD
Washington University in St. Louis/Pediatrics/Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition/Molecular Microbiology

Phil Tarr is the Melvin E. Carnahan Professor and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics, and Professor of Molecular Microbiology, at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his MD from Yale, and completed further training in pediatrics, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, and molecular microbiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has had an enduring interest in gut pathogens, most particularly E. coli O157:H7, and his current interests are focused on the infant gut microbiome, and its role in necrotizing enterocolitis, bloodstream infections, and as a reservoir for antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

2016 Scientific Advisory Board: 
2016 Topics: 
Microbes and Pregnancy