Donald E. Macfarlane, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine - Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Contact Information

Primary Office
5975 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242


MB, University of London
MD, University of London
PhD, Experimental Pathology, University of London
Resident, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, England
Fellow, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Licenciate - Royal College of Physicians of England
Member - Royal College of Surgeons

Research Summary

Dr Macfarlane continues to contribute through clinical trials to our knowledge of hemophilia, hematology and cancer. He has completed projects the mechanism of the antirheumatic drug hydroxychloroquine and the synthesis and introduction of many of its analogues which inhibit toll-like receptors ability to respond to CpG DNA and RNA. Prior to that he worked on protein kinase C├čii and its role on platelet aggregation and triggering cell death, and protein carboxyl methylation, alpha adrenergic receptors and ADP receptors on blood platelets.