Paul M. Ness, MD

Director of the Transfusion Medicine Division at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland USA

Dr. Ness has served as director of the Transfusion Medicine Division at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He received his undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His postgraduate work includes residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, fellowship training in hematology-oncology at the University of California San Francisco, and transfusion medicine fellowship at Irwin Memorial Blood Bank in San Francisco. From 1972-1974, Dr. Ness was a staff associate in the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Ness has been a member of the AABB Board of Directors for many years and became President in 1999. He served on the editorial boards of Transfusion and AABB Press and became editor of Transfusion in July, 2003. Dr. Ness has written over 200 articles for medical journals and has reviewed manuscripts for many journals. He is a co-editor of two comprehensive texts in transfusion medicine, The Scientific Basis of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Basic Principles and Practice.

Dr. Ness also has extensive experience in transfusion related research with emphasis upon transfusion related complications. He serves as PI for the Johns Hopkins site of the Transfusion Medicine Hemostasis Clinical Trial Network, funded by NHLBI. Dr. Ness is the co-PI for a project funded by the NHLBI REDS III program to study donor virus epidemiology and blood utilization issues in China.