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Jeffrey A. Lowell, MD, FACS

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

Board Certifications

General Surgery
Transplantation Surgery
Critical Care

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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-362-2820
Fax: 314-361-4197

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Hepatic venous outflow obstruction in pediatric liver transplantation: technical considerations in prevention, diagnosis, and management.
Sommovilla J, Doyle MM, Vachharajani N, Saad N, Nadler M, Turmelle YP, Weymann A, Chapman WC, Lowell JA
Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Aug; 18(5)497-502. doi: 10.1111/petr.12277.

PMID:
    24815309
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A novel organ donor facility: a decade of experience with liver donors.
Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Ridolfi G, Jendrisak MD, Coleman J, Maher M, Brockmeier D, Kappel D, Chapman WC
Am J Transplant. 2014 Mar; 14(3)615-20.

PMID:
    24612713
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of donor body mass index on the outcome of donation after cardiac death kidneys: how big is too big?
Jin LX, Pitt SC, Doyle MB, Klein C, Shenoy S, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Wellen JR
Transplant Proc. 2014 Jan-Feb; 46(1)46-9. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.07.068.

PMID:
    24507024
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Organ allocation in pediatric renal transplants: is there an optimal donor?
Pitt SC, Vachharajani N, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Anderson CD, Shenoy S, Wellen JR
Clin Transplant. 2013 Nov-Dec; 27(6)938-44. doi: 10.1111/ctr.12272.

PMID:
    24224847
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes with split liver transplantation are equivalent to those with whole organ transplantation.
Doyle MB, Maynard E, Lin Y, Vachharajani N, Shenoy S, Anderson C, Earl M, Lowell JA, Chapman WC
J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul; 217(1)102-12; discussion 113-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.03.003.

PMID:
    23639200
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term results suggest excellent outcomes.
Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Maynard E, Shenoy S, Anderson C, Wellen JR, Lowell JA, Chapman WC
J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul; 215(1)19-28; discussion 28-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.02.022.

PMID:
    22608403
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An automated retinal image quality grading algorithm.
Hunter A, Lowell JA, Habib M, Ryder B, Basu A, Steel D
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 20115955-8. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091472.

PMID:
    22255696
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Automated diagnosis of referable maculopathy in diabetic retinopathy screening.
Hunter A, Lowell JA, Ryder B, Basu A, Steel D
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 20113375-8. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090914.

PMID:
    22255063
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utilization of hepatitis B core antibody-positive donor liver grafts.
MacConmara MP, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Chapman WC, Doyle MB
HPB (Oxford). 2012 Jan; 14(1)42-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00399.x.

PMID:
    22151450
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Management of excluded bile ducts in paediatric orthotopic liver transplant recipients of technical variant allografts.
Conzen KD, Lowell JA, Chapman WC, Darcy M, Duncan JR, Nadler M, Turmelle YP, Shepherd RW, Anderson CD
HPB (Oxford). 2011 Dec; 13(12)893-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00394.x.

PMID:
    22081926
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The anatomic pattern of biliary atresia identified at time of Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy and early postoperative clearance of jaundice are significant predictors of transplant-free survival.
Superina R, Magee JC, Brandt ML, Healey PJ, Tiao G, Ryckman F, Karrer FM, Iyer K, Fecteau A, West K, Burns RC, Flake A, Lee H, Lowell JA, Dillon P, Colombani P, Ricketts R, Li Y, Moore J, Wang KS, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network
Ann Surg. 2011 Oct; 254(4)577-85. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182300950.

PMID:
    21869674
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Small bowel obstruction after pediatric liver transplantation: the unusual is the usual.
Earl TM, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Nadler M, Doyle MM, Shenoy SS, Chapman WC, Turmelle Y, Weymann A, Lowell JA
J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan; 212(1)62-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.09.017.

PMID:
    21123094
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Short- and long-term outcomes after steatotic liver transplantation.
Doyle MB, Vachharajani N, Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Brunt EM, Chapman WC
Arch Surg. 2010 Jul; 145(7)653-60. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.2010.119.

PMID:
    20644128
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biliary strictures in pediatric liver transplant recipients - early diagnosis and treatment results in excellent graft outcomes.
Anderson CD, Turmelle YP, Darcy M, Shepherd RW, Weymann A, Nadler M, Guelker S, Chapman WC, Lowell JA
Pediatr Transplant. 2010 May; 14(3)358-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2009.01246.x.

PMID:
    20003138
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The role of liver transplantation for hepatic adenomatosis in the pediatric population: case report and review of the literature.
Wellen JR, Anderson CD, Doyle M, Shenoy S, Nadler M, Turmelle Y, Shepherd R, Chapman WC, Lowell JA
Pediatr Transplant. 2010 May; 14(3)E16-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.01123.x.

PMID:
    19490491
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Advanced donor age alone does not affect patient or graft survival after liver transplantation.
Anderson CD, Vachharajani N, Doyle M, Lowell JA, Wellen JR, Shenoy S, Lisker-Melman M, Korenblat K, Crippin J, Chapman WC
J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec; 207(6)847-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.08.009.

PMID:
    19183530
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Towards minimizing immunosuppression in pediatric liver transplant recipients.
Turmelle YP, Nadler ML, Anderson CD, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Shepherd RW
Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Aug; 13(5)553-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2008.01061.x.

PMID:
    19067920
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes of neoadjuvant transarterial chemoembolization to downstage hepatocellular carcinoma before liver transplantation.
Chapman WC, Majella Doyle MB, Stuart JE, Vachharajani N, Crippin JS, Anderson CD, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Darcy MD, Brown DB
Ann Surg. 2008 Oct; 248(4)617-25. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31818a07d4.

PMID:
    18936575
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Assessment of stereoscopic optic disc images using an autostereoscopic screen - experimental study.
Habib MS, Lowell JA, Holliman NS, Hunter A, Vaideanu D, Hildreth A, Steel DH
BMC Ophthalmol. 2008 Jul 23; 813. doi: 10.1186/1471-2415-8-13.

PMID:
    18651983
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Liver transplant for hepatitis C virus: effect of using older donor grafts on short- and medium-term survival.
Doyle MB, Anderson CD, Vachharajani N, Lowell JA, Shenoy S, Lisker-Melman M, Korenblat K, Crippin JS, Chapman WC
Arch Surg. 2008 Jul; 143(7)679-85; discussion 685. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.143.7.679.

PMID:
    18645111
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Clinical outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics in transplantation,