Dr. Stowell is Associate Director of Training and Education for the Clinical Pathology Residency Program, and 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.
Research Interests include:
Perioperative use of erythropoietin
Perioperative use of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers
Clinical effects of RBC Storage
MGH Hotline 10.02.09 It is estimated that one in 10 patients admitted to the MGH will need a blood transfusion. A patient having a coronary bypass requires an average of one to five units of blood, while a patient receiving a liver transplant may require up to 100 units.
Commemorate the re-signing of the original Mass General charter on February 25, 2011 by donating blood on a Mass General bloodmobile at the Massachusetts State House and McLean Hospital.
The MGH Blood Donor Center opens in its temporary location on White 12.