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Christopher P. Stowell, MD, PhD

  • Phone: 617-726-2815
Department of Pathology
Clinical Interests
Transfusion medicine
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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, American Board of Pathology
Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine, American Board of Pathology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Christopher P. Stowell

Associate Pathologist
Director of Blood Transfusion Services
Associate Director for Training and Education
Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor in Pathology
Harvard Medical School


Dr. Stowell serves as Associate Director for Clinical Pathology Resident Training, and Associate Director of the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Stowell received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He did a residency in Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and 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 PI 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-PI on an ancillary study examining tissue oxygen saturation and microcirculatory blood flow in these patients.

Updated 1/31/2012


Research Interests include:

  • Perioperative use of erythropoietin

  • Perioperative use of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers

  • Clinical effects of RBC Storage

Thanking donors for the gift of life

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.

Celebrating the re-signing of Mass General's charter through a lifesaving blood donation

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.

First donor in new location

The MGH Blood Donor Center opens in its temporary location on White 12.

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2815
Fax: 617-726-6832