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Department of Transfusion Medicine and Center for Cellular Engineering


  • Department Chief: Barbara J. Bryant, MD, FCAP, FASCP

  • Deputy Chief: William W. Ward, PhD, F(ACHI)

  • Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program Director: Kathleen Conry-Cantilena, MD

Blood Services Section

  • Chief: Kamille West-Mitchell, MD

  • Staff Physician: Leonard Chen, MD, PhD

  • Nurse Manager: Bonnie Sink, RN, HP(ASCP)

  • Platelet Center Manager: Natasha D. Hammond, MBA, MHRM

Laboratory Services Section

  • Chief: Willy Flegel, MD

  • Transfusion Services Supervisor: Traci D. Paige, MT(ASCP)SBB

  • HLA Laboratory Director: William W. Ward, PhD, F(ACHI)

  • HLA Laboratory Supervisor: Nuri Cha, MS, CHS(ABHI)

Infectious Diseases Section

  • Chief: Valeria De Giorgi, MSc, PhD
  • Distinguished NIH Investigator: Harvey Alter, MD

  • Transfusion Transmitted Viruses Lab Supervisor: Joni Trenbeath, MT(ASCP)

Center for Cellular Engineering

  • Director: David Stroncek, MD

  • Deputy Director: Robert Somerville, PhD

  • Medical Director: 

  • Research and Product Development Supervisor: Steven L. Highfill, PhD

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This page last updated on 04/29/2022

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