John R. Hess, MD, MPH


John R. Hess, MD, MPH


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Clinical and Research Background

Raised in Spokane, Dr. Hess attended medical school at the UW. He then spent thirty years in the US military and Public Health Service and a dozen years at the University of Maryland before returning to Seattle to develop transfusion systems for the University of Washington. His research involves both the development of better blood storage systems and hemorrhage control devices and the conduct of large human trials testing better ways to use blood products. He served on the WHO Expert Panel for Blood Transfusion Medicine from 2006‑2012.

Education and Training

Fellowship, Adult Hematology and Medical Oncology, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO June 1982‑1985

MPH, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI Dec 1979

Residency, Internal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, June 1975‑1977

Internship, Internal Medicine, Presbyterian‑University Hospital, Pittsburgh PA, June 1973

BA, General Studies, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, June 1963MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 1972


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