Our Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Team

Stephanie Lueckel, M.D.
Medical Director

Stephanie Lueckel, MD is a trauma attending in the trauma and surgical critical care division of Rhode Island Hospital and assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. 

Previously she traveled to Malawi, Africa, during which time she trained young Malawian surgical residents in critical care at Kamuzu Central Hospital. As medical director, Lueckel provides clinical care for patients under her supervision, directs the medical aspects of transfusion-free care, and advises other physicians and surgeons in blood conservation techniques.

Kevin Wright
Program Manager

Kevin Wright has been involved with transfusion-free medicine and surgery for some 20 years, lecturing both nationally and internationally on this topic.

He is a member of the Rhode Island Hospital Transfusion Committee and a member of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM). Wright has written articles and also served as an associate editor for the SABM newsletter. He works closely with patients, coordinating their care and providing appropriate directives. He acts as liaison among patients, physicians and staff.