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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.
Stella M. Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP



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.

MBBS: University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1981.

Clinical and Fellowship Training: The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle General Hospital and Great Ormond St. Hospital, 1981 to 1985.

PhD: University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, 1989.

Pediatric Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1989 to 1993.

Services and Specialties

Bone Marrow Transplantation BMT, Fanconi Anemia, Leukemia, Sarcoma, Cancer and Blood Diseases, Rare Lung Diseases

Research Areas

Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cancer and Blood Diseases

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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; 344:1580.


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: Clinical Haematology. 1991; 4:483-510.

Trajectory of Sleep, Depression, and Quality of Life in Pediatric HSCT Recipients. Wang, YZ M; Huber, JF; Flesch, L; Demmel, K; Lane, A; Beebe, DW; Crosby, LE; Hogenesch, JB; Smith, DF; Davies, SM; Dandoy, CE. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2024; 30:632.e1-632.e5.

Social determinants of health predict health outcomes following pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Klages, KL; Schwartz, LE; Crabtree, EJ S; Brokamp, C; Rasnick, E; Dandoy, CE; Davies, SM; Pai, AL H; Worodria, W; Aanyu-Tukamuhebwa, H; Green, CL; de Jong, C; Kamya, M; van der Molen, T. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2024; 71:e30892.

Use of Teduglutide in the Management of Gastrointestinal Graft-versus-Host Disease in Children and Young Adults. Ramos, KN; Leino, D; Luebbering, N; Grimley, MS; Badia, P; Davies, SM; Khandelwal, P. Transplantation and cellular therapy. 2024; 30:454.e1-454.e6.

Pre-transplant glomerular hyperfiltration is not a risk factor for increased renal morbidity and mortality in pediatric stem cell transplant patients. Sarkar, N; Myers, KC; Lane, A; Davies, SM; Benoit, SW. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2024; 71:e30853.

Liver abnormalities are frequent and persistent in patients with Fanconi anemia. Snyder, AJ; Campbell, KM; Lane, A; Mehta, PA; Myers, K; Davies, SM; Koo, J. Blood Advances. 2024; 8:1427-1438.

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