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James D. MacLowry M.D.

Dr. MacLowry was a recent recipient of the CAP Hartman Award for service to the college. He received his medical degree in 1960 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency trainings in general surgery at Cedars of Lebanon in Hollywood, CA., and in anatomic and clinical pathology at the National Institutes of Health in Besthesda, MD. Dr. MacLowry received his board certification in anatomic and clinical pathology in 1970, and in medical microbiology in 1977.


  • B.A., Yale University, New Haven Connecticut 1956
  • M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City New York 1960
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Hollywood, California, 1961-1962
    • Pathologic Anatomy, Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1964-1966
    • Clinical Pathology Residency, Clinical Pathology Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1966-1968
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 1970
    • Medical Microbiology, 1977


  • "Metastatic choriocarcinoma of the lung. Invasion of pulmonary veins with extension into the left atrium and mitral orifice" American Journal of Cardiology December 1966
  • "Evaluation of a dispensing instrument (Dynatech MIC-2000) for preparing microtiter antibiotic plates and testing their potency during storage" Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy  1978
  • "Rapid automated diagnosis of bacteremia by impedance detection" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1977
  • "Surgical applications of ethiodol with chlorophyll in lymphangiography" Annals of Surgery July 1966
  • "Concerns and problems related to proficiency testing in microbiology" Clinical Microbiology Newsletter September 1 1991
  • "Antimicrobial susceptibilities of mycobacteria as determined by differential light scattering and correlation with results from multiple reference laboratories" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1994
  • "Lysis-filtration blood culture versus conventional blood culture in a bacteremic rabbit model" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1982
  • "Survival of human immunodeficiency virus in blood culture systems." Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine September 1989
  • "Phage pattern-specific oxacillin-resistant and borderline oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in U.S. hospitals" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1992
  • "Stability of antibiotics in parenteral solutions." American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy November 1969
  • "Development of a lysis filtration blood culture technique" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1977
  • "Microbiology subsystem of a total, dedicated laboratory computer system" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1979
  • "False negative stool occult blood test caused by ingestion of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)" Annals of Internal Medicine  1975
  • "Advantages of a modified toluidine blue O stain and bronchoalveolar lavage for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1985
  • "The place of the computer in diagnostic medical bacteriology." Progress in clinical pathology  1978
  • "Evaluation of four gentamicin and tobramycin assay procedures for clinical laboratories" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1983
  • "Computer assisted identification of bacteria" American Journal of Clinical Pathology  1973
  • "Clinical microbiology of bacteremia" American Journal of Medicine July 28 1983
  • "Questions and answers" Clinical Microbiology Newsletter December 1 1985
  • "Computer identification of bacteria on the basis of their antibiotic susceptibility patterns" Journal of Applied Microbiology  1973
  • "Mathematical analysis of the API Enteric 20 Profile Register using a computer diagnostic model" Journal of Applied Microbiology  1974
  • "Systems approaches to clinical microbiology" Clinical Microbiology Newsletter September 15 1981
  • "CAP inspection and the microbiology laboratory" Clinical Microbiology Newsletter September 15 1989
  • "Semiautomatic microtechnique for serial dilution-antibiotic sensitivity testing in the clinical laboratory" Translational Research October 1968
  • "Perspective" Journal of Infectious Diseases  1989
  • "Computer analysis of Staphylococcus aureus phage typing data from 1957 to 1975, citing epidemiological trends and natural evolution within the phage typing system" Applied and Environmental Microbiology  1980
  • "The failure of splenorenal venous shunt to influence experimental canine hypertension and the effect on juxtaglomerular granulation indices." Journal of Urology July 1966
  • "Letter" New England Journal of Medicine May 2 1974
  • "Comparison of lysis-centrifugation with lysis-filtration and a conventional unvented bottle for blood cultures" Journal of Clinical Microbiology  1984
  • "The relationship of fever, granulocytopenia and antimicrobial therapy to bacteremia in cancer patients" Cancer  1977

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