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Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD

Dr. Lowe is the Harvey R. Colten Professor of Pediatric Science and Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Clinical Affairs and Strategic Planning at Washington University School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and spent five years at the National Institutes of Health before going on to receive his MD from the University of Miami. He trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He spent fourteen years in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis before moving to the University of Pittsburgh where he was Division Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education and interim Department Chair. After 14 years in Pittsburgh, Dr. Lowe returned to Washington University.

Dr. Lowe has had continuous NIH funding for his studies of the biochemistry and physiology of dietary fat digestion and mechanisms of chronic pancreatitis with a focus on mutations in genes encoding lipases. He has a clinical focus on pancreatic disorders of childhood and has written multiple chapters and reviews on this topic. He is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Lowe’s work has earned him the Mead Johnson Nutritionals Award from the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the American Heart Association Established Investigator and National Pancreas Foundation Courage for the Cure and the 2020 Shwachman Awardee of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Lowe is married, has two daughters that live in St. Louis, and is an avid road cyclist.