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Stella M. Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP

  • Director, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency
  • Institute Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
  • Jacob G. Schmidlapp Endowed Chair
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I enjoy forming long-term relationships with patients and their families and traveling with them on their journey.



As a doctor specializing in bone marrow transplantation, I enjoy forming long-term relationships with patients and their families and traveling with them on their journey.

Everyone’s path is different, and our team of doctors and nurses is committed to exceptional care. We deliver personalized treatments to each child and adolescent — one size fits no one!

I am honored to be president-elect of the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, the professional society for bone marrow transplant specialists.

In my research, my colleagues and I focus on finding out what causes complications after bone marrow transplantation and determine better ways to fix these complications.

In my spare time, I enjoy supporting my daughter, a Cincinnati Rollergirl, at roller derby bouts.


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Childhood cancer etiology: recent reports. Davies, SM; Ross, JA. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2003; 40:35-38.


Is it possible to catch leukaemia from a cat?. ROSS, JA; DAVIES, SM; ROBISON, LL. The Lancet. 1994; 344.


Epidemiology of childhood leukemia, with a focus on infants. ROSS, JA; DAVIES, SM; POTTER, JD; ROBISON, LL. Epidemiologic Reviews. 1994; 16:243-272.


Maintenance of genomic imprinting at the IGF2 locus in hepatoblastoma. DAVIES, SM. Cancer Research. 1993; 53:4781-4783.


Bone marrow transplant for acute leukaemia. Ramsay, NK; Davies, S. Best Practice and Research in Clinical Haematology. 1991; 4:483-510.

Acute GVHD, BK hemorrhagic cystitis and age are risk factors for transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy in adults. Vasu, S; Bostic, MG; Zhao, Q; Sharma, N; Puto, M; Knight, S; Scott, D; Guzman, R; Kromer, M; Tackett, K; et al. Blood Advances. 2021.

Distinct genetic pathways define pre-malignant versus compensatory clonal hematopoiesis in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Kennedy, AL; Myers, KC; Bowman, J; Gibson, CJ; Camarda, ND; Furutani, E; Muscato, GM; Klein, RH; Ballotti, K; Liu, S; et al. Nature Communications. 2021; 12.

Modern Lung Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Screen for Pulmonary Complications in Patients with Dyskeratosis Congenita. Walkup, LL; Myers, KC; Willmering, MM; Mehta, PA; Nelson, AS; Fleck, RJ; Woods, JC; Davies, SM; Towe, CT. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2021; 204:1340-1343.

A prospective pilot study of a novel alemtuzumab target concentration intervention strategy. Arnold, DE; Emoto, C; Fukuda, T; Dong, M; Vinks, AA; Lane, A; McIntosh, K; Neumeier, L; Lankester, AC; Achini, F; et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2021; 56:3029-3031.

Graft rejection markers in children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplant for bone marrow failure. Sabulski, A; Myers, KC; Bleesing, JJ; Duell, A; Lane, A; Teusink-Cross, A; Davies, SM; Jodele, S. Blood Advances. 2021; 5:4594-4604.

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