Department of Transfusion Medicine

Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine

The two-year fellowship training program prepares physicians for a career in transfusion medicine, providing experience in clinical, technical, investigational and administrative aspects of the field in preparation for the certifying examination in transfusion medicine/blood banking offered by the American Board of Pathology. The first year, the fellow performs clinical consultations involving component therapy and apheresis, participates in daily patient care problems, conducts clinical rounds, participates in journal club and transfusion committee as well as didactic teaching of allied health care staff including rotating fellows and resident physicians, nurses, medical technologists (MTs), and Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB) students. The second year focuses on research opportunities that include the areas of gene therapy, transfusion-transmitted disease, advanced cellular separation and processing, and molecular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) techniques.


Applicants must be Board-certified or -eligible in internal medicine, hematology, clinical pathology, or anesthesiology and must be United States (US) citizens or resident aliens.


Stipends are in accordance with US federal government regulations for federal salary.


Fellowship appointments are effective July of each academic year. To apply, please send a letter of interest stating qualifications; a curriculum vitae; and two or more letters of recommendation to:

Leonard N. Chen, MD, PhD
NIH Clinical Center
Dept of Transfusion Medicine
Building 10, Room 1N252D
10 Center Drive, MSC 1184
Bethesda, MD 20892-1184
Phone: (301) 435-7969
Fax: (301) 402-1360


  • David Stroncek, MD, Department Chief and Chief ofCenter for Cellular Engineering
  • Kamille West, MD, Chief, Blood Services Section
  • Willy A. Flegel, MD, Chief, Laboratory Services Section
  • Cathy Conry-Cantilena, MD, Senior Research Physician
  • Valeria De Giorgia, Ph.D., Chief, Infectious Diseases Section
  • Harvey Alter, MD, Distinguished NIH Investigator, Infectious Diseases Section
  • Maureen Miller, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases Section
  • Anh Dinh, MD, Medical Officer, Center for Cellular Engineering
  • Leonard N. Chen, MD, PhD, Blood Services Section, Program Director Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

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This page last updated on 01/03/2024

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