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Jefferson Davis Upshaw

Born  1929
Died  2008

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American haematologist, born July 19, 1929, Louise, Mississippi; died January 6, 2008.

Biography of Jefferson Davis Upshaw

Jefferson D. Upshaw was the son of Jefferson Davis Upshaw Jr. (1905-1983) and Gladys Christine Ferguson (1905-1983). He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was Chief of Staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital (1976) and previously served as Director of Intern Training (1963-1991) as well as a Clinical Professor of Medicine for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He had three children: Grace Christine (*1954), Jefferson Davis Upshaw IV
(*1956) and Henry Walker (*1966).

We thank Andre Trombeta, Grace E. Jacobs and Patrick Jucker-Kupper for information submitted.


  • Jefferson D. Upshaw, Jr. and Thomas R. Callihan:
    Spontaneous Remission of B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Associated With T Lymphocytic Hyperplasia in Bone Marrow.
    Southern Medical Journal, Birmingham, Alabama, June 2002, 95 (6): 647.

  • Gallia G. Levy, William C. Nichols, Eric C. Lian, Tatiana Foroud, Jeanette N. McClintick, Beth M. McGee, Angela Y. Yang, David R. Siemieniak, Kenneth R. Stark, Ralph Gruppo, Ravindra Sarode, Susan B. Shurin, Visalam Chandrasekaran, Sally P. Stabler, Hernan Sabio, Eric E. Bouhassira, Jefferson D. Upshaw Jr, David Ginsburg and Han-Mou Tsai:
    Mutations in a member of the ADAMTS gene family cause thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
    Nature, London, October 4, 2001, 413: 488-494.
  • The Memphis Medical Society Quarterly, Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 2008.

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