Nationally-Recognized Physician-Scientist Allan Doctor Joins University of Maryland School of Medicine; Will Lead New Research Center
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
New Center for Blood Oxygen Transport & Hemostasis to Focus on Developing Diagnostics and Therapeutics with Aim to Revolutionize Emergency Medicine
Steven J. Czinn, MD, The Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and Adnan T. Bhutta, MMBS, FAAP, Professor and Division Head in the UMSOM Department of Pediatrics, along with UMSOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that nationally-recognized physician-scientist Allan Doctor, MD, will lead a new Center for Blood Oxygen Transport & Hemostasis in the UMSOM Department of Pediatrics. The new Center will help advance the development of an artificial blood product for use in trauma settings like battlefields or rural areas without easy access to donated blood for transfusions. In addition, Dr. Doctor will transfer his company, KaloCyte, to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Research Park Corp. He was previously a Professor of Pediatrics at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (WUSTL) before joining the UMSOM as a Professor of Pediatrics.
Read the full release from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.