Stoll Matthew 2016

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology


Children's Park Place North, Suite G10
1601 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233-1711

Telephone: 205-638-9438



BS, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1994
MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY, 2001
PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Syracuse, NY, 2001
Intern (Pediatrics), Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, 2002
Resident (Pediatrics), Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, 2004
Fellow (Pediatric Rheumatology), Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2007
MSCS, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2011


Awards and Honors

April 2015 Top faculty poster, CARRA annual conference (Austin, TX)
December 2014 Nominated, Birmingham Parent's List of Favorite Doctors
December 2012 Selected member, Society for Pediatric Research
July, 2004 Farley Fellowship Award (Childrens Hospital Boston; MA)
September, 2000 Alpha Omega Alpha (SUNY Upstate Medical University; Syracuse, NY)
April, 1994 Phi Beta Kappa (Wesleyan University; Middletown, CT)


Research Description

My major research interest is the link between mucosal immunity and spondyloarthritis. Specifically, I am looking at the adaptive (humoral and T cell) immune responses to enteric organisms and the nature of the fecal flora in patients with spondyloarthritis. I also am interested in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).



Click here for a more complete list of publications. Below are a few selected papers

Stoll ML, Kumar R, Lefkowitz EJ, Cron RQ, Morrow CD, Barnes S. 2016. Fecal metabolomics in pediatric spondyloarthritis implicate decreased metabolic diversity and altered tryptophan metabolism as pathogenic factors. Genes and Immunity 17:400 – 405. PMC5133160

Stoll ML
, Cron RQ. 2016. The microbiota in pediatric rheumatic disease: epiphenomenon or therapeutic target? Current Opinion in Rheumatology 28:537. PMC4965316

Stoll ML, Kumar R, Morrow CD, Lefkowitz EJ, Cui X, Genin A, Cron RQ, Elson CO. 2014. Altered microbiota associated with abnormal humoral immune responses to commensal organisms in enthesitis-related arthritis. Arthritis Research and Therapy 16:486. PMCID: PMC4272554

Stoll ML, Cron RQ. 2014. Treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a revolution in care. Pediatric Rheumatology 12:13. PMCID:PMC4003520


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