Dr. Stowell is Associate Director of Training and Education for the Clinical Pathology Residency Program, and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program.



Clinical Interests
  • Transfusion medicine
Medical Education
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
  • Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Stowell serves as Associate Director for Clinical Pathology Resident Training, and Associate Director of the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Stowell received his PhD in Biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in both specialties. His research focuses on the clinical and physiologic outcomes of red blood cell transfusion.  He is currently the site Principal Investigator for an NHLBI-funded multi-center study of the clinical effects of transfusing red blood cells stored for shorter or longer periods of time to patients undergoing complex cardiac surgery.  He is also the co-Principal Investigator on an ancillary study examining tissue oxygen saturation and microcirculatory blood flow in these patients.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Stowel researches the perioperative use of erythropoietin, hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers, and the clinical effects of red blood cell (RBC) Storage. For more information about research concepts, co-authors, and to see a timeline, visit Dr. Stowell's profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Effects of Red-Cell Storage Duration on Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Steiner M, et.al. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 9;372(15):1419-29.
  2. Autologous transfusion of stored red blood cells increases pulmonary artery pressure. Berra L, Pinciroli R, Stowell CP, Wang L, Yu B, Fernandez BO, Feelisch M, Mietto C, Hod EA, Chipman D, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Bloch KD, Zapol WM., Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct 1;190(7):800-7.
  3. A Man with Paraneoplastic Retinopathy plus Small Fiber Polyneuropathy Associated with Waldenstr?m Macroglobulinemia (Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma): Insights into Mechanisms. Liu Y, Magro C, Loewenstein JI, Makar RS, Stowell CP, Dzik WH, Hochberg EP, Oaklander AL, Sobrin L., Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Adverse effects of hemorrhagic shock resuscitation with stored blood are ameliorated by inhaled nitric oxide in lambs*. Baron DM, Beloiartsev A, Nakagawa A, Martyn T, Stowell CP, Malhotra R, Mayeur C, Bloch KD, Zapol WM. Crit Care Med. 2013 Nov;41(11):2492-501.

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