I am interested in anemia, cytopenias, chronic leukemias, myeloproliferative diseases and congenital bleeding disorders.
Dr. Stabler completed her bachelor’s degree at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana followed by medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed Internal Medicine Internship and Residency in Houston at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals and then moved to Denver for a Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology. After one year as a clinical fellow she pursued three years as a research fellow partially funded by the award of an individual fellowship from the NIH. In 1984 she was appointed Instructor in Medicine, Division of Hematology and also became the Adult Hemophilia Care Coordinator for the Mountain States Regional Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program. Further promotions followed to Assistant Professor in 1986; Associate Professor with award of Tenure in 1992 and she became the Co-Division Head of Hematology in 1998, which from which she stepped down in 2013. She received the Cleo Scott and Mitchell Vincent Allen Endowed Chair in Hematology Research in 2004 and was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 2005. She has had an NIH and endowment-funded research laboratory during the last 33 years. She is the co-inventor on nine patents dealing with diagnosis and treatment of folate and vitamin B12 deficiency. She has been an invited expert and/or speaker for many national workshops and panels pertaining to folic acid and vitamin B12 nutrition policy and measurement of relevant metabolites. She is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and review articles. Most recently she published a Clinical Practice article in the New England Journal of Medicine on vitamin B12 deficiency. She plays an active role in the combined Hematology – Oncology Fellowship Program including the selection, evaluation, didactic and supervisory teaching of 10-12 fellows. She helped in the design of the first year medical student curriculum and teaches them on the pathophysiology of hematologic disorders in lectures and small group sessions. She has mentored PhD students and Post-Doc fellows in successful research collaborations resulting in numerous publications both at the University of Colorado and at other institutions. She has a long association with the Mountain States Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and oversees the care of many of the adult hemophilia patients in a four-state region. She is a member of the Western Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Society of Hematology. She is the past chairman of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for the University of Colorado, she has served on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee. She was the Chair of the Post-Tenure Review Committee for the Department of Medicine for five years.