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Heather Ann Van Mater, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Campus mail: T0909 Childrens Hlth Ctr, Box 3212, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-6575
Email address: heather.vanmater@duke.edu

CNS vasculitis
Autoimmune encephalitis
Juvenile arthritis
Systemic vasculitis

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Health Services Research, Pediatrics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2007 - 2008
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship, Pediatrics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2006 - 2009
  • Pediatric Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2004 - 2005
  • Pediatrics Residency, Pediatrics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2001 - 2004
  • M.D., University of Rochester, 2001

Publications

Coppola, Tiziana, Bradford Becken, Heather Van Mater, Marie Theresa McDonald, and Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti. “A case report of mevalonate kinase deficiency in a 14-month-old female with fevers and lower extremity weakness..” Bmc Pediatr 19, no. 1 (July 20, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-019-1617-1.

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Cardinale, Kathleen M., Alexandra Bocharnikov, Sarah J. Hart, Jane Ann Baker, Christopher Eckstein, Joan M. Jasien, William Gallentine, Gordon Worley, Priya S. Kishnani, and Heather Van Mater. “Immunotherapy in selected patients with Down syndrome disintegrative disorder..” Dev Med Child Neurol 61, no. 7 (July 2019): 847–51. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14127.

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Stingl, Cory, and Heather Van Mater. “Mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of pediatric autoimmune central nervous system disease..” Dev Med Child Neurol 61, no. 4 (April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14098.

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Liu, Elina, Marinka Twilt, Pascal N. Tyrrell, Anastasia Dropol, Shehla Sheikh, Mark Gorman, Susan Kim, et al. “Health-related quality of life in children with inflammatory brain disease..” Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 16, no. 1 (November 20, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-018-0291-4.

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Randell, Rachel L., Ashley V. Adams, and Heather Van Mater. “Tocilizumab in Refractory Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Series of Pediatric Cases..” Pediatr Neurol 86 (September 2018): 66–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2018.07.016.

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Mater, Heather van, Stephen J. Balevic, Gary L. Freed, and Sarah J. Clark. “Prescribing for Children With Rheumatic Disease: Perceived Treatment Approaches Between Pediatric and Adult Rheumatologists..” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 70, no. 2 (February 2018): 268–74. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23273.

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Mooneyham, GenaLynne C., William Gallentine, and Heather Van Mater. “Evaluation and Management of Autoimmune Encephalitis: A Clinical Overview for the Practicing Child Psychiatrist..” Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 27, no. 1 (January 2018): 37–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2017.08.011.

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Hechler, B. L., J. A. Phero, H. Van Mater, and N. S. Matthews. “Ultrasound versus magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review..” Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 47, no. 1 (January 2018): 83–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2017.07.014.

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Kimura, Yukiko, Sriharsha Grevich, Timothy Beukelman, Esi Morgan, Peter A. Nigrovic, Kelly Mieszkalski, T Brent Graham, et al. “Pilot study comparing the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Consensus Treatment Plans..” Pediatr Rheumatol Online J 15, no. 1 (April 11, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-017-0157-1.

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Cabral, David A., Debra L. Canter, Eyal Muscal, Kabita Nanda, Dawn M. Wahezi, Steven J. Spalding, Marinka Twilt, et al. “Comparing Presenting Clinical Features in 48 Children With Microscopic Polyangiitis to 183 Children Who Have Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's): An ARChiVe Cohort Study..” Arthritis Rheumatol 68, no. 10 (October 2016): 2514–26. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.39729.

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