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Transfusion Medicine Fellowship


This ACGME-accredited fellowship is a one or two year program offered by the Transfusion Medicine Division of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Pathology. The transfusion service offers diverse experience in a large, tertiary academic center. Rotations are completed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital blood bank, Hemapheresis unit, and the Immunogenetics Laboratory in addition to the American Red Cross blood services headquarters in Baltimore, and the Cellular Therapy Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The fellowship provides both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in Transfusion Medicine, spanning blood bank administration, clinical transfusion practices, blood center/donor operations, immunohematology, therapeutic apheresis, cellular therapy, clinical coagulation, and immunogenetics.

A clinically oriented research project is an integral part of the first year and may be continued during an optional second year. If pursued, the second year is intended to prepare the fellow for an investigative career in Transfusion Medicine. Given a diverse faculty, projects may be undertaken in a number of areas based on the candidate’s interest and expertise. Examples include epidemiology of transfusion transmitted infections, platelet and red cell immunohematology and molecular biology, alternative transfusion techniques and patient blood management.

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


Board eligibility in CP, AP/CP or Hematology.


To apply, please download our application form and send it to the program director.

Send the application (via email) to:

Evan M Bloch, M.D., M.S., Program Director
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
600 N. Wolfe Street/Carnegie 446 D1
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 410-614-4246
Fax: 410-955-2047


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