Frank McGowan attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina, and completed residencies in pediatrics and anesthesiology (1983-89) at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, where he was also Chief Resident in Anesthesiology and a research fellow in pediatric cardiology/pathology. Since 1995, he has been at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, where he is currently Professor of Anaesthesia (Pediatrics), Chief of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, and Director of the Anesthesia/Critical Care Medicine Research Laboratory. Clinical interests include the perioperative management of patients with congenital heart disease, in particular neonates, adults with congenital heart disease, and patients with congenital heart disease having non-cardiac surgery. His research investigates mechanisms of cellular injury in developing myocardium due to ischemia-reperfusion, abnormal hemodynamic loads, and inflammation; dysregulation and manipulation of mitochondrial function and related signaling pathways are an area of current emphasis. Translational studies related to the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass and the long-term sequelae of congenital heart disease represent another active area for his group. He has authored or co-authored over 125 original articles and book chapters on these topics. He has served on the NIH Surgery, Anesthesia, and Trauma study section (2003-2008), numerous NIH special emphasis panels, and in several roles for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, including as its President (2004-6).
Biography Updated on 25 November 2008