Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

An opening for a one year Blood Bank / Transfusion Medicine fellowship is available for the academic year beginning July 2021 and July 2022

The Marie M. Keeling Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center is an ACGME-accredited fellowship program integrating academic and community medical centers with blood center training. The trainee will gain comprehensive experience in adult and pediatric transfusion medicine throughout the UofL Health hospital system and affiliated teaching hospitals (including Norton Childrens Hospital, which is a 300 bed full service pediatric hospital). These hospitals support cardiopulmonary surgery, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, adult and pediatric trauma, neonatal and pediatric programs, and an HLA laboratory. The fellow will also rotate though the American Red Cross Blood Services, River Valley Region, for robust training in whole blood and apheresis collection, component manufacturing, compliance/regulatory, and complex reference laboratory immunohematology patient work ups. In addition to blood bank training, the trainee will also spend time in the specialized areas of peripheral stem cell and bone marrow transplantation (adult/pediatric) and HLA laboratory. Research opportunities are available in transfusion medicine and related disciplines. The training program provides the necessary experience to develop the expertise in transfusion medicine for medical director duties in a community blood center or hospital transfusion service

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Requirements:
Applicants must be certified, or eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology in clinical pathology or combined clinical/anatomical pathology or other appropriate major clinical specialty Board. Candidate must have completed USMLE Step 3 and be eligible to hold a medical license in Kentucky

Stipend:
Commensurate with level of post-graduate training.

Fellowship Director:
Claire E. Meena-Leist, MD;
Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program

Applications:
Interested candidates should submit the CAP standardized fellowship application, a copy of their current C.V., a personal statement and three letters of recommendation to:

Administrative Contact:
Ms. Mary Williams
University of Louisville
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
550 S. Jackson Street
ACB, Education Suite, Room A1E17
Louisville, KY 40202

Email:
Telephone: 502-852-3368
Fax: 502-852-8299

Website:
http://louisville.edu/medicine/departments/pathology/fellowships/transfusion-medicine