Amit M Mathur, M.D., M.R.C.P.

Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Patient Oriented Research UnitNewborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148

Research Interests

My area of research interest covers the study of brain injury and neuroprotection in the neonate. Using a combination of clinical examination, bedside electrophysiological monitors and MR imaging techniques, such as spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), I am studying the long term neurodevelopmental impact of EEG seizure treatment in the neonate. In the premature infant, I am evaluating the neonatal brain using multi-modality monitoring


  • B.S., Hansraj College, Delhi University1976
  • MBBS, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University1982
  • M.D., SN Medical College 1986
  • MRCPCH, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons1991


  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine1994 - 1997
  • Resident, St. Louis Children's Hospital1997 - 1998
  • Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine1998 - 1998

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Medical Council of India1982
  • General Medical Council, UK1991
  • M.R.C.P (UK) Pediatrics1991
  • MO, Healing Arts1998
  • Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine1999


  • The Amy Anderson Fellow Prize in Neonatology1996
  • Lecturer of the month2015

Selected Publications view all (10)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Massaro AN, Murthy K, Zaniletti I, Cook N, DiGeronimo R, Dizon ML, Hamrick SE, McKay VJ, Natarajan G, Rao R, Richardson T, Smith D, Mathur AM, Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium. Intercenter Cost Variation for Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Era of Therapeutic Hypothermia. J Pediatr. 2016;173:76-83.e1. PMID:26995699  
  2. Vesoulis ZA, Ters NE, Foster A, Trivedi SB, Liao SM, Mathur AM. Response to dopamine in prematurity: a biomarker for brain injury? J Perinatol. 2016;36(6):453-8. PMCID:PMC4882223  PMID:26890555  
  3. Wu YW, Mathur AM, Chang T, McKinstry RC, Mulkey SB, Mayock DE, Van Meurs KP, Rogers EE, Gonzalez FF, Comstock BA, Juul SE, Msall ME, Bonifacio SL, Glass HC, Massaro AN, Dong L, Tan KW, Heagerty PJ, Ballard RA. High-Dose Erythropoietin and Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Phase II Trial. Pediatrics. 2016;137(6). PMID:27244862  
  4. Hannaford KE, Stout MJ, Smyser CD, Mathur A, Cahill AG. Evaluating the Sensitivity of Electronic Fetal Monitoring Patterns for the Prediction of Intraventricular Hemorrhage. Am J Perinatol. 2016. PMID:27182998  
  5. Vesoulis ZA, Ters NE, Foster A, Trivedi SB, Liao SM, Mathur AM. Response to dopamine in prematurity: a biomarker for brain injury? J Perinatol. 2016;36(5):410. PMID:27109233  
  6. Vesoulis ZA, El Ters NM, Wallendorf M, Mathur AM. Empirical estimation of the normative blood pressure in infants <28 weeks gestation using a massive data approach. J Perinatol. 2016;36(4):291-5. PMCID:PMC4808440  PMID:26633144  
  7. Vesoulis ZA, Liao SM, Trivedi SB, Ters NE, Mathur AM. A novel method for assessing cerebral autoregulation in preterm infants using transfer function analysis. Pediatr Res. 2016;79(3):453-9. PMCID:PMC4821724  PMID:26571222  
  8. Srinivasakumar P, Zempel J, Trivedi S, Wallendorf M, Rao R, Smith B, Inder T, Mathur AM. Treating EEG Seizures in Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;136(5):e1302-9. PMID:26482675  
  9. Levy PT, Dioneda B, Holland MR, Sekarski TJ, Lee CK, Mathur A, Cade WT, Cahill AG, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Right ventricular function in preterm and term neonates: reference values for right ventricle areas and fractional area of change. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28(5):559-69. doi:10.1016/j.echo.2015.01.024  PMID:25753503  
  10. Massaro AN, Murthy K, Zaniletti I, Cook N, DiGeronimo R, Dizon M, Hamrick SE, McKay VJ, Natarajan G, Rao R, Smith D, Telesco R, Wadhawan R, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Evans JR, Dykes F, Reber KM, Padula MA, Pallotto EK, Short BL, Mathur AM. Short-term outcomes after perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a report from the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium HIE focus group. J Perinatol. 2015;35(4):290-296. doi:10.1038/jp.2014.190  PMID:25393081