Michael Stowasser

Michael Stowasser

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University of Queensland School of Medicine
Hypertension Unit
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba
Brisbane, QLD, 4102, Australia

T: +61 07 3176 2694
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Michael is Director of the Hypertension Units and of the University of Queensland Endocrine Hypertension Research Centre at Greenslopes and Princess Alexandra Hospitals and current President of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. He has more than 30 years research experience into various forms of hypertension and especially of endocrine varieties including primary aldosteronism which he helped demonstrate is ~10 times more common than previously thought, and the commonest specifically treatable and potentially curable form of hypertension. Ongoing studies are aimed at exploring the genetic bases and pathogenesis and improving diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism and other hypertensive conditions.


Director, Endocrine Hypertension Research Centre


  • Randomized Trial on the Effect of Oral Potassium Chloride Supplementation on the Thiazide-Sensitive Sodium Chloride Cotransporter in Healthy Adults.
    Wu A, Wolley MJ, Mayr HL, Cheng L, Cowley D, Li B, Campbell KL, Terker AS, Ellison DH, Welling PA, Fenton RA, Stowasser M Kidney Int Rep. 2023 Mar 27;8(6):1201-1212. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2023.03.011. PMID: 37284683; PMCID: PMC10239795. [Article]

  • Using human urinary extracellular vesicles to study physiological and pathophysiological states and regulation of the sodium chloride cotransporter.
    Wu A, Wolley MJ, Fenton RA, Stowasser M. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022 Aug 29;13:981317. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.981317. PMID: 36105401; PMCID: PMC9465297. [Article]

  • n Primary Aldosteronism Acute Potassium Chloride Supplementation Suppresses Abundance and Phosphorylation of the Sodium-Chloride Cotransporter.
    Wu A, Wolley MJ, Matthews A, Cowley D, Welling PA, Fenton RA, Stowasser M. Kidney360. 2022 Aug 26;3(11):1909-1923. doi: 10.34067/KID.0003632022. PMID: 36514401; PMCID: PMC9717638. [Article]

  • Aldosterone-producing adenoma associated with non-suppressed renin: a case series.
    Jansen PM, Stowasser M.  J Hum Hypertens 2022;36:376-80. [Article]

  • Acute Intravenous NaCl and Volume Expansion Reduces Sodium-Chloride Cotransporter Abundance and Phosphorylation in Urinary Extracellular Vesicles.
    Wu A, Wolley MJ, Wu Q, Cowley D, Palmfeldt J, Welling PA, Fenton RA, Stowasser M. Kidney360. 2022 Mar 1;3(5):910-921. doi: 10.34067/KID.0000362022. PMID: 36128481; PMCID: PMC9438418. [Article]

  • Diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism
    Reincke M, Bancos I, Mulatero P, Scholl UI, Stowasser M, Williams TA. Lancet Diab Endocrinol 2021;9:876-92 [Article]

  • Aldosterone and Primary Aldosteronism: Star Performers in Hypertension Research
    Stowasser M.Hypertension. 2021 Sep;78(3):747-750. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.17594. Epub 2021 Aug 11.PMID: 34379432 No abstract available. [Article]

  • The Cl-/HCO3- exchanger pendrin is downregulated during oral co-administration of exogenous mineralocorticoid and KCl in patients with primary aldosteronism.
    Wu A, Wolley MJ, Wu Q, Gordon RD, Fenton RA, Stowasser M.  J Hum Hypertens 2021;35:837-48. [Article]

  • The Cl−/HCO3− exchanger pendrin is downregulated during oral co-administration of exogenous mineralocorticoid and KCl in patients with primary aldosteronism
     &  Journal of Human Hypertension (2020) [Article]

  • Effects of Ramipril on the Aldosterone/Renin Ratio and the Aldosterone/Angiotensin II Ratio in Patients With Primary Aldosteronism
    Guo Z, Poglitsch M, Cowley D, Domenig O, McWhinney BC, Ungerer JPJ, Wolley M, Stowasser M. Hypertension. 2020 Jun 8:HYPERTENSIONAHA12014871. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.14871. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32507039 [Article]