Anargyros Xenocostas

Anargyros Xenocostas


  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Western University 

Education & Training

  • Medical School: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Fellowship: Hematology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • Fellowship: Bone Marrow Transplantation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Research Interests

Dr. Xenocostas' research interests have included looking at the effects of anemia during allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation. A longstanding research interest has been the potential application of erythropoietin (EPO) as a neuroprotective and cardioprotective agent.  Specific research projects have included examination of EPO-mediated effects on delayed vasospasm and the maintenance of cerebral blood flow after subarachnoid hemorrhage, the prevention of deleterious cardiac remodeling after acute myocardial infarction and the effects of anemia and transfusion during acute myocardial infarction.  As well, the role of EPO in inflammation and maintenance of normal microcirculation are being examined in septic and hemorrhagic animal models. During several years Dr. Xenocostas has established an Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cell Bank. Using this resource he has been working on studies evaluating the characteristics of leukemia-initiating stem cells and the stem cell niche in order to identify different signaling pathways leading to leukemogenesis which could be of potential clinical interest. 


Dr. Xenocostas' publications can be found here

Contact Information

Phone: 519.685.8500 ext. 58631
Fax: 519.685.8294