Marie-Hélène Saint Hilaire, MD, FRCP(C)

Associate ProfessorMarie-Saint-Hilaire
Director, Movement Disorders Fellowship

Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Neurology C-314
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-8640
Fax: 617-638-5354
Email: neuromsh@bu.edu

Medical School: University of Montreal, Canada (1980)
Residency: Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada (1984)
Fellowship: EEG, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1984)
Board Certifications: Neurology
Special Interests: Movement Disorders, Botulinum Toxin A

 

Recent Publications

Parkinson Study Group SURE-PD Investigators, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Beal MF, Cudkowicz ME, Curhan GC, Hare JM, Hooper DC, Kieburtz KD, Macklin EA, Oakes D, Rudolph A, Shoulson I, Tennis MK, Espay AJ, Gartner M, Hung A, Bwala G, Lenehan R, Encarnacion E, Ainslie M, Castillo R, Togasaki D, Barles G, Friedman JH, Niles L, Carter JH, Murray M, Goetz CG, Jaglin J, Ahmed A, Russell DS, Cotto C, Goudreau JL, Russell D, Parashos SA, Ede P, Saint-Hilaire MH, Thomas CA, James R, Stacy MA, Johnson J, Gauger L, Antonelle de Marcaida J, Thurlow S, Isaacson SH, Carvajal L, Rao J, Cook M, Hope-Porche C, McClurg L, Grasso DL, Logan R, Orme C, Ross T, Brocht AF, Constantinescu R, Sharma S, Venuto C, Weber J, Eaton K. Inosine to increase serum and cerebrospinal fluid urate in Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Feb;71(2):141-50. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.5528.

Ramos EM, Latourelle JC, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Squitieri F, Di Pardo A, Di Donato S, Gellera C, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Gusella JF, Lee JM, Alonso I, Sequeiros J, Myers RH, Macdonald ME. Candidate glutamatergic and dopaminergic pathway gene variants do not influence Huntington’s disease motor onset. Neurogenetics. 2013 Nov;14(3-4):173-9. doi: 10.1007/s10048-013-0364-y.

Ramos EM, Latourelle JC, Lee JH, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Squitieri F, Di Pardo A, Di Donato S, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Marder K, Gusella JF, Lee JM, Alonso I, Sequeiros J, Myers RH, Macdonald ME. Population stratification may bias analysis of PGC-1α as a modifier of age at Huntington disease motor onset. Hum Genet. 2012 Dec;131(12):1833-40. doi: 10.1007/s00439-012-1205-z.

Lee JH, Lee JM, Ramos EM, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Kishikawa S, Hadzi T, Hendricks AE, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Squitieri F, Gellera C, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Sequeiros J, Landwehrmeyer GB; Registry Study of the European Huntington’s Disease Network, Shoulson I; Huntington Study Group COHORT project, Myers RH, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF. TAA repeat variation in the GRIK2 gene does not influence age at onset in Huntington’s disease. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Aug 3;424(3):404-8.

Lee JM, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Ramos EM, Myers RH, Hayden MR, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Squitieri F, Griguoli A, Di Donato S, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Sequeiros J, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF. Common SNP-based haplotype analysis of the 4p16.3 Huntington disease gene region. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Mar 9;90(3):434-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.01.005.

Lee JM, Ramos EM, Lee JH, Gillis T, Mysore JS, Hayden MR, Warby SC, Morrison P, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Squitieri F, Orobello S, Di Donato S, Gomez-Tortosa E, Ayuso C, Suchowersky O, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Frank S, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hersch SM, Rosas HD, Lucente D, Harrison MB, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Marder K, Sequeiros J, Paulsen JS; PREDICT-HD study of the Huntington Study Group (HSG), Landwehrmeyer GB; REGISTRY study of the European Huntington’s Disease Network, Myers RH; HD-MAPS Study Group, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF; COHORT study of the HSG. CAG repeat expansion in Huntington disease determines age at onset in a fully dominant fashion. Neurology. 2012 Mar 6;78(10):690-5. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318249f683.

Weisskopf MG, Weuve J, Nie H, Saint-Hilaire MH, Sudarsky L, Simon DK, Hersh B, Schwartz J, Wright RO, Hu H. Association of cumulative lead exposure with Parkinson’s disease. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Nov;118(11):1609-13. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1002339.

Tickle-Degnen L, Ellis T, Saint-Hilaire MH, Thomas CA, Wagenaar RC. Self-management rehabilitation and health-related quality of life in Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled trial. Mov Disord. 2010 Jan 30;25(2):194-204. doi: 10.1002/mds.22940.

Latourelle JC, Sun M, Lew MF, Suchowersky O, Klein C, Golbe LI, Mark MH, Growdon JH, Wooten GF, Watts RL, Guttman M, Racette BA, Perlmutter JS, Ahmed A, Shill HA, Singer C, Goldwurm S, Pezzoli G, Zini M, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hendricks AE, Williamson S, Nagle MW, Wilk JB, Massood T, Huskey KW, Laramie JM, DeStefano AL, Baker KB, Itin I, Litvan I, Nicholson G, Corbett A, Nance M, Drasby E, Isaacson S, Burn DJ, Chinnery PF, Pramstaller PP, Al-hinti J, Moller AT, Ostergaard K, Sherman SJ, Roxburgh R, Snow B, Slevin JT, Cambi F, Gusella JF, Myers RH. The Gly2019Ser mutation in LRRK2 is not fully penetrant in familial Parkinson’s disease: the GenePD study. BMC Med. 2008 Nov 5;6:32. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-6-32.

McNicoll CF, Latourelle JC, MacDonald ME, Lew MF, Suchowersky O, Klein C, Golbe LI, Mark MH, Growdon JH, Wooten GF, Watts RL, Guttman M, Racette BA, Perlmutter JS, Ahmed A, Shill HA, Singer C, Saint-Hilaire MH, Massood T, Huskey KW, DeStefano AL, Gillis T, Mysore J, Goldwurm S, Pezzoli G, Baker KB, Itin I, Litvan I, Nicholson G, Corbett A, Nance M, Drasby E, Isaacson S, Burn DJ, Chinnery PF, Pramstaller PP, Al-Hinti J, Moller AT, Ostergaard K, Sherman SJ, Roxburgh R, Snow B, Slevin JT, Cambi F, Gusella JF, Myers RH. Huntington CAG repeat size does not modify onset age in familial Parkinson’s disease: the GenePD study. Mov Disord. 2008 Aug 15;23(11):1596-601. doi: 10.1002/mds.22186.

DeStefano AL, Latourelle J, Lew MF, Suchowersky O, Klein C, Golbe LI, Mark MH, Growdon JH, Wooten GF, Watts R, Guttman M, Racette BA, Perlmutter JS, Marlor L, Shill HA, Singer C, Goldwurm S, Pezzoli G, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hendricks AE, Gower A, Williamson S, Nagle MW, Wilk JB, Massood T, Huskey KW, Baker KB, Itin I, Litvan I, Nicholson G, Corbett A, Nance M, Drasby E, Isaacson S, Burn DJ, Chinnery PF, Pramstaller PP, Al-Hinti J, Moller AT, Ostergaard K, Sherman SJ, Roxburgh R, Snow B, Slevin JT, Cambi F, Gusella JF, Myers RH. Replication of association between ELAVL4 and Parkinson disease: the GenePD study. Hum Genet. 2008 Aug;124(1):95-9. doi: 10.1007/s00439-008-0526-4.

Saint-Hilaire MH. Parkinson’s disease in the elderly. Med Health R I. 2008 May;91(5):136-7. Review.

Tobin JE, Latourelle JC, Lew MF, Klein C, Suchowersky O, Shill HA, Golbe LI, Mark MH, Growdon JH, Wooten GF, Racette BA, Perlmutter JS, Watts R, Guttman M, Baker KB, Goldwurm S, Pezzoli G, Singer C, Saint-Hilaire MH, Hendricks AE, Williamson S, Nagle MW, Wilk JB, Massood T, Laramie JM, DeStefano AL, Litvan I, Nicholson G, Corbett A, Isaacson S, Burn DJ, Chinnery PF, Pramstaller PP, Sherman S, Al-hinti J, Drasby E, Nance M, Moller AT, Ostergaard K, Roxburgh R, Snow B, Slevin JT, Cambi F, Gusella JF, Myers RH. Haplotypes and gene expression implicate the MAPT region for Parkinson disease: the GenePD Study. Neurology. 2008 Jul 1;71(1):28-34. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000304051.01650.23.

Wilk JB, Tobin JE, Suchowersky O, Shill HA, Klein C, Wooten GF, Lew MF, Mark MH, Guttman M, Watts RL, Singer C, Growdon JH, Latourelle JC, Saint-Hilaire MH, DeStefano AL, Prakash R, Williamson S, Berg CJ, Sun M, Goldwurm S, Pezzoli G, Racette BA, Perlmutter JS, Parsian A, Baker KB, Giroux ML, Litvan I, Pramstaller PP, Nicholson G, Burn DJ, Chinnery PF, Vieregge P, Slevin JT, Cambi F, MacDonald ME, Gusella JF, Myers RH, Golbe LI. Herbicide exposure modifies GSTP1 haplotype association to Parkinson onset age: the GenePD Study. Neurology. 2006 Dec 26;67(12):2206-10.

Li JL, Hayden MR, Warby SC, Durr A, Morrison PJ, Nance M, Ross CA, Margolis RL, Rosenblatt A, Squitieri F, Frati L, Gómez-Tortosa E, García CA, Suchowersky O, Klimek ML, Trent RJ, McCusker E, Novelletto A, Frontali M, Paulsen JS, Jones R, Ashizawa T, Lazzarini A, Wheeler VC, Prakash R, Xu G, Djoussé L, Mysore JS, Gillis T, Hakky M, Cupples LA, Saint-Hilaire MH, Cha JH, Hersch SM, Penney JB, Harrison MB, Perlman SL, Zanko A, Abramson RK, Lechich AJ, Duckett A, Marder K, Conneally PM, Gusella JF, MacDonald ME, Myers RH. Genome-wide significance for a modifier of age at neurological onset in Huntington’s disease at 6q23-24: the HD MAPS study. BMC Med Genet. 2006 Aug 17;7:71.

Sun M, Latourelle JC, Wooten GF, Lew MF, Klein C, Shill HA, Golbe LI, Mark MH, Racette BA, Perlmutter JS, Parsian A, Guttman M, Nicholson G, Xu G, Wilk JB, Saint-Hilaire MH, DeStefano AL, Prakash R, Williamson S, Suchowersky O, Labelle N, Growdon JH, Singer C, Watts RL, Goldwurm S, Pezzoli G, Baker KB, Pramstaller PP, Burn DJ, Chinnery PF, Sherman S, Vieregge P, Litvan I, Gillis T, MacDonald ME, Myers RH, Gusella JF. Influence of heterozygosity for parkin mutation on onset age in familial Parkinson disease: the GenePD study. Arch Neurol. 2006 Jun;63(6):826-32.

Ivan CS, Saint-Hilaire MH, Christensen TG, Milunsky JM. Adult-onset neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type B in an African-American. Mov Disord. 2005 Jun;20(6):752-4.

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