BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967; MD, SUNY at Buffalo, 1971
Dr. Ness has extensive background in clinical transfusion medicine and reseearch activities related to blood safety. He was a co-investigator with Kenrad Nelson on the FACTS study which followed cardiac surgery patients to determine their risk of seroconversion to viral agents such as HIV and hepatitis. He is a consultant on the REDS II program for NHLBI and co-PI for the China project with Dr. Hua Shan for the international REDS II program. He has also conducted a major study doumenting the risk of bacterail contamination of platelets and was the PI for the Hopkins site for the RADAR repository portion of the REDS study.
Dr. ness also has extensive experience in blood safety education programs internationally.. He has worked with Shan and Nelson as part of the Johns Hopkins program through Fogarty to teach blood safety in China, India, and Laos/Thailand. In addition to the Fogarty program, Dr. Ness has had extensive teaching roles in Viet Nam, India, Egypt, and Africa.
Honors and Awards
President, American Association of Blood Banks, 1999-2000 Editor, TRANSFUSION, 2004- present