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Jeffrey A. Lowell, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
  • Chief, Abdominal Organ Transplantation, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1985

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: General Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1990

Fellowship: Transplantation Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Added Qualification in Surgical Critical Care
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Honors and Awards

U.S. Conference of Mayors-Award of Excellence for Public/Private Partnerships, 2005

Government Executive Magazine, Government Technology Leadership Award for Innovation in Homeland Security, 2004.

Focus St. Louis, "What's Right in the Region" -- Fostering Regional Cooperation, 2002

Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office (Eastern District of Missouri), 2001

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1996

Cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha (Yale University School of Medicine), 1985

Phi Beta Kappa (Oberlin College), 1981

Clinical Interests

Liver transplantation
Kidney transplantation
Pediatric transplantation
Live donor liver transplantation
Liver surgery
Dialysis access surgery

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics in transplantation

Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Medical Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. (2004-2005)

Aventis Behring Co.
Fujisawa Healthcare
Roche Pharmaceuticals

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis Veteran’s Administration Medical Center

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, 8th Floor, Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-9889
Fax: (314) 361-4197

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Transplantation Surgery
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-2820

Selected Publications

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;13(12):893-8.

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. 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. Ann Surg. 2011 Oct;254(4):577-85.

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;212(1):62-7.

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;145(7):653-60.

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 May;14(3):358-63.

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. 2010 May;14(3):E16-9

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;207(6):847-52.

Turmelle YP, Nadler ML, Anderson CD, Doyle MB, Lowell JA, Shepherd RW. Towards minimizing immunosuppression in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Aug;13(5):553-9. Epub 2009 May 26.

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;248(4):617-25.

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;143(7):679-85; discussion 685.

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;8(6):1197-204.

Shepherd RW, Turmelle Y, Nadler M, Lowell JA, Narkewicz MR, McDiarmid SV, Anand R, Song C; SPLIT Research Group. Risk factors for rejection and infection in pediatric liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2008 Feb;8(2):396-403.

Shepherd RW, Turmelle Y, Nadler M, Lowell JA, Narkewicz MR, McDiarmid SV, Anand R, Song C; the SPLIT Research Group. Risk Factors for Rejection and Infection in Pediatric Liver Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation. 2007 Dec 19; [Epub ahead of print]

Chen LE, Shepherd RW, Nadler ML, Chapman WC, Kotru A, Lowell JA. Liver transplantation and chemotherapy in children with unresectable primary hepatic malignancies: development of a management algorithm. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2006;43(4):487-93.

Kotru A, Sheperd R, Nadler M, Chapman W, Huddleston C, Lowell J. Combined lung and liver transplantation: the United States experience. Transplantation. 2006;82(1):144-145; author reply 145.

Pub Med page for Jeffrey A. Lowell, M.D.


Smith CR, Lowell JA, Brennan DC. Transplantation. In: Doherty GM, Lowney JK, Mason JE, Reznik SI, Smith MA (eds.). Washington Manual of Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002: 475-500.

Lowell JA, Brindorff ME. Nutrition in Solid Organ Transplantation. In: Shikora SA, Martindale RG, Schwaitzberg SD (eds.). Nutritional Considerations in the Intensive Care Unit. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.; 2002:341-346.

Brennan DC, Schnitzler MA, Ceriotti C, Miller BW, Wang C, Hardinger K, Shenoy S, Jendrisak J, Phelan D, Mohanakumar T, Lowell JA. The Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University Renal Transplant Program: Comparison of Two Eras 1991-1994 and 1995-200. Cecka JM, Terasaki PI (eds.) UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Los Angeles, CA; 2002: 131-141.

Lowell JA, Shaw BW. Critical Care of Liver Transplant Recipients. In: Maddrey WC, Schiff ER, Sorrell MF (eds.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001: 385-404.