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Allan Doctor

Academic history

Dr Allan Doctor, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, where he also directs the Center for Blood Oxygen Transport and Hemostasis.

Dr Doctor obtained his bachelor’s in neurobiology in 1984 at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, where he stayed to complete his medical studies, qualifying in 1989. Dr Doctor then moved to the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, to complete his residency in emergency medicine. Dr Doctor then completed his fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, followed by a second residency in pediatrics and a second fellowship in pediatric critical care, qualifying in 1999.

Speaking on pediatric emergency medicine and red blood cell-based signalling

Dr Doctor’s primary research interest lies in pediatric emergency medicine and red blood-cell based signalling. He has authored publications on the recommendations for red blood cell transfusion in critically ill pediatric patients as well as publications investigating the antioxidant capacity of red blood cells upon glycolic pathway alteration.