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Surgery / General Surgery

Jeffrey A. Lowell, MD, FACS

Current Position
Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of General Surgery
Transplantation Section
Chief, Abdominal Organ Transplantation
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Associate Director, Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Washington University School of Medicinel

Specialty Areas
Transplantation Surgery
Liver Surgery
Dialysis Access Surgery
Kidney Transplantation
Pediatric Kidney Transplant
Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Liver Transplantation

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, C, 8
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-361-4197
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109
St. Louis, MO  63110

Academic Office
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (South) Queeny Tower
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, Queeny Tower, Suite 6107
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-2820

Areas of Clinical Interest
Liver transplant in children, living donor, living adult related donor, adult to adult liver doner, live doner transplant, liver transplant in adults, kidney transplant in children, kidney transplant in adults, small bowel transplant in children, small bowel transplant in adults, hepatic surgery, liver surgery, bile duct surgery, surgery for portal hypertension, dialysis access

Areas of Research Interest
Clinical outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics in transplantation,

Board Certification
General Surgery -- Certified
Transplantation Surgery -- Qualified
Critical Care -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1981
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1985
Residency: Surgery, Deaconess and Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987
Clinical Fellowship: Hyperalimentation, Nutrition Support Service, General Surgery; Deaconess and Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA, 1989
Chief Residency: General Surgery, Deaconess and Harvard Surgical Service, Boston, MA, 1990
Clinical Fellowship: Surgery, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990
Fellowship: Adult and Pediatric Transplantation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 1994
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis VA Medical Center

Editorial Responsibilities

Archives of Surgery, Reviewer Ad Hoc
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Reviewer Ad Hoc
Surgery, Reviewer Ad Hoc
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Reviewer Ad Hoc
Liver Transplantation and Surgery, Reviewer Ad Hoc
Kidney International, Reviewer Ad Hoc
Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, Reviewer Ad Hoc
American Journal of Transplantation, Reviewer Ad Hoc
American College of Surgeons, Reviewer Ad Hoc
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Archives of Surgery
Journal of American College of Surgeons
Kidney International
Liver Transplantation and Surgery

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Pitt SC, Vachharajani N, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Anderson CD, Shenoy S, Wellen JR. Organ allocation in pediatric renal transplants: is there an optimal donor? Clin Transplant. 2013 Nov.

Doyle MB, Maynard E, Lin Y, Vachharajani N, Shenoy S, Anderson C, Earl M, Lowell JA, Chapman WC. Outcomes with split liver transplantation are equivalent to those with whole organ transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul.

Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Maynard E, Shenoy S, Anderson C, Wellen JR, Lowell JA, Chapman WC. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term results suggest excellent outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul.

MacConmara MP, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Doyle MB. Utilization of hepatitis B core antibody-positive donor liver grafts. HPB (Oxford). 2012 Jan.

Conzen KD, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Darcy M, Duncan JR, Nadler M, Turmelle YP, Shepherd RW, Anderson CD. Management of excluded bile ducts in paediatric orthotopic liver transplant recipients of technical variant allografts. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Dec.

Earl TM, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Nadler M, Doyle MM, Shenoy SS, Chapman WC, Turmelle Y, Weymann A, Lowell JA. Small bowel obstruction after pediatric liver transplantation: the unusual is the usual. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan.

Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Brunt EM, Chapman WC. Short- and long-term outcomes after steatotic liver transplantation. Arch Surg. 2010 Jul.

Anderson CD, Turmelle YP, Darcy M, Shepherd RW, Weymann A, Nadler M, Guelker S,
Chapman WC, Lowell JA. Biliary strictures in pediatric liver transplant recipients - Early
diagnosis and treatment results in excellent graft outcomes. Pediatr Transplant. 2010.

Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Doyle M, Shenoy S, Nadler M, Turmelle Y, Shepherd R, Chapman WC, Lowell JA. The role of liver transplantation for hepatic adenomatosis in the pediatric population: Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Mar 10.

Anderson CD, Vachharajani N, Doyle M, Lowell JA, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Lisker-Melman M, Korenblat K, Crippin J, Chapman WC. Advanced donor age alone does not affect patient or graft survival after liver transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec.

Turmelle YP, Nadler ML, Anderson CD, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Shepherd RW. Towards minimizing immunosuppression in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Aug.

Chapman WC, Majella Doyle MB, Stuart JE, Vachharajani N, Crippin JS, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Darcy MD, Brown DB. Outcomes of neoadjuvant transarterial chemoembolization to downstage hepatocellular carcinoma before liver transplantation. Ann Surg. 2008 Oct.

Doyle MB, Anderson CD, Vachharajani N, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Lisker-Melman M, Korenblat K, Crippin JS, Chapman WC. Liver transplant for hepatitis C virus: effect of using older donor grafts on short- and medium-term survival. Arch Surg. 2008 Jul.

Bharat A, Barros F, Narayanan K, Borg B, Lisker-Melman M, Shenoy S, Lowell J, Crippin J, Chapman W, Mohanakumar T. Characterization of virus-specific T-cell immunity in liver allograft recipients with HCV-induced cirrhosis. Am J Transplant. 2008 Jun.

Anderson CD, Turmelle YP, Lowell JA, Nadler M, Millis M, Anand R, Martz K, Shepherd RW; SPLIT Research Group. The effect of recipient-specific surgical issues on outcome of liver transplantation in biliary atresia. Am J Transplant. 2008 Jun.

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