Timothy R. Watkins Laboratory

"Clinical research affords opportunities to study problems physicians face in caring for patients. Our results could change the way physicians practice medicine, potentially improving outcomes for critically ill patients requiring blood component transfusions."
Timothy Watkins, MD

Dr. Watkins leads a clinically-oriented research program focusing on the use of blood components in critical care. The group examines the risk of severe complications following blood transfusion and the factors that increase or decrease the occurrence of life-threatening complications in critically ill patients.

Areas of Study

  • Risk factors and modifiers of acute lung injury, infection, and multiple organ failure after blood transfusion
  • Elements of blood component processing, storage, and blood donor health in attempts to identify ways to improve transfusion safety in critically ill patients
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Dr. Watkins' Background

  • Joined the Blood Center in 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington
  • Received his medical degree from the Ohio State University
  • Completed fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington where he also obtained a master's degree in clinical epidemiology
  • Remains active in the care of critically ill and injured patients at the University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center
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Timothy R. Watkins, MD, MSc
Assistant Member
Puget Sound Blood Center
Research Institute

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington

Puget Sound Blood Center
Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98102

Email: timw@psbc.org
Phone: (206) 568-2200
Fax: (206) 587-6056

Rachel A. Sessum
Administrative Specialist
Email: rachels@psbc.org
Phone: (206) 568-2246
Fax: (206) 587-6056