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Stewart L. MacLeod, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Assistant Professor, College of Medicine


  • Birth Defects Research


  • Basic Scientist

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-2812
    Fax: 501-364-3599
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • B.S., Univ of Massachusetts, 1973
  • Ph.D., University Of Arkansas System, 1994

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Li M., Li J., Wei C., Lu Q., Tang X., Erickson SW., MacLeod SL., Hobbs CA. A Three-Way Interaction among Maternal and Fetal Variants Contributing to Congenital Heart Defects.. Ann Hum Genet 2016 Jan; 80(1):20-31.
  • Journal Article, Tang X., Cleves MA., Li M., MacLeod SL., Erickson SW., Li J., Shaw GM., Mosley BS., Hobbs CA., National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Obstructive heart defects associated with candidate genes, maternal obesity, and folic acid supplementation.. Am J Med Genet A 2015 Jun; 167(6):1231-42.
  • Journal Article, Tang X., Hobbs CA., Cleves MA., Erickson SW., MacLeod SL., Malik S., National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Genetic variation affects congenital heart defect susceptibility in offspring exposed to maternal tobacco use.. Birth Defects Research 2015 Oct.; 103(10):834-42.
  • Journal Article, Webber DM., MacLeod SL., Bamshad MJ., Shaw GM., Finnell RH., Shete SS., Witte JS., Erickson SW., Murphy LD., Hobbs C. Developments in our understanding of the genetic basis of birth defects. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2015 Aug; 103(8):680-91.
  • Journal Article, Tang X., Nick TG., Cleves MA., Erickson SW., Li M., Li J., MacLeod SL., Hobbs CA. Maternal obesity and tobacco use modify the impact of genetic variants on the occurrence of conotruncal heart defects. PLoS One 2014 Oct; 9(9)
  • Journal Article, Li M., Cleves MA., Mallick H., Erickson SW., Tang X., Nick TG., MacLeod S., Hobbs CA., National Birth Defect Prevention Study. A genetic association study detects haplotypes associated with obstructive heart defects. Human Genetics 2014 Sept; 133(9):1127-1138.
  • Journal Article, Hobbs CA., Chowdhury S., Cleves MA., Erickson S., MacLeod SL., Shaw GM., Shete S., Witte JS., Tycko B. Genetic epidemiology and nonsyndromic structural birth defects: from candidate genes to epigenetics. [Review]. Jama, Pediatr. 2014 Apr.; 168(4):371-7.
  • Journal Article, Li M., Erickson SW., Hobbs CA., Li J., Tang X., Nick TG., MacLeod SL., Cleves MA., National Birth Defect Prevention Study. Detecting maternal-fetal genotype interactions associated with conotruncal heart defects: a haplotype-based analysis with penalized logistic regression. Genet Epidemiol 2014 Apr; 38(3):198-208.
  • Journal Article, Knecht KR., MacLeod SL., Hobbs CA., Li M., Morrow WR. Gene expression profiling in pediatric heart transplant rejection . International Journal of Cardiology 2013 168(5):5052-5053.
  • Journal Article, Chowdhury S., Hobbs CA., MacLeod S., Cleves MA., Melnyk S., James SJ., Hu P., Erickson SW. Associations between maternal genotypes and metabolites implicated in congenital heart defects.. Mol Genet Metab 2012 Nov; 107(3):596-604.

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