MD Anderson has two one-year positions in an ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.
Fellows who complete the program will be able to function as a medical director in blood banking and transfusion medicine, both in an academic or non-academic institution. This includes evaluating clinical cases and problems in immunohematology and serving as a consultant to attending physicians regarding the choice of the best blood/ blood component therapy for their patients.
The fellow will receive extensive training in:
- Collection of platelets, leukocytes and peripheral stem cells
- Management of a functioning transfusion service
- Donor recruitment and collection
- Therapeutic phlebotomy and therapeutic apheresis
- Appropriate testing of blood and blood products
The fellow will be exposed to all requirements and demands on a modern transfusion service serving a large bone marrow and blood stem cell transplant service. The training includes a rotation at a large county hospital in order to provide sufficient exposure to general problems in immunohematology.
Trainees will further participate in all aspects of quality improvement and accreditation issues (FDA, AABB, CAP).
There is ample opportunity to prepare scientific publications, present lectures and seminars, participate in research and development of protocols, and participate in the teaching of medical technology students, SBBs and residents of other institutions during the rotation.
The applicant should be board eligible in AP/CP or CP only.
Please direct inquiries to:
Fernando Martinez, M.D.
Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking Fellowship
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Unit 0024
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.