Division of Transfusion Medicine

Fellowship Program

The fellowship in Transfusion Medicine is a one- or two-year program offered jointly by the Transfusion Medicine Division and Hemapheresis and Transfusion Support (HATS) Division. In addition to rotations through the Johns Hopkins Hospital, fellows also have the opportunity to obtain training at the American Red Cross blood services headquarters in Baltimore, the Immunogenetics Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, and the Cellular Therapy Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Rotations provide exposure to both theoretical concepts and practical experience in blood bank administration, donor procedures, donor testing, reference immunohematology, platelet serology, transfusion consultations, therapeutic apheresis, stem cell processing, immunogenetics, and blood management. A clinically oriented research project is an integral part of the first year and may be continued during the optional second year. The goal of the second year is to prepare the fellow for an investigative career in Transfusion Medicine.

Areas of research include:

  • clinical trials;
  • blood management projects;
  • platelet and red cell immunohematology;
  • blood donor and recipient epidemiology;
  • alternative transfusion techniques; and
  • molecular biology of platelets and red cells

Up to two positions may be offered per year. The suggested program will qualify the fellow to take the Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Subspecialty exam of the American Board of Pathology.

If you wish to apply to the fellowship, please contact Dr. King at the email address below.

Requirements: Board eligibility in CP, AP/CP or Hematology.

Program Director: Karen E. King, M.D.

Karen E. King, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Hospital
550 North Broadway, Suite 810
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

E-mail:
Phone: (410) 614-0205
Fax: (410) 955-0247


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