Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Program Description: The McLendon Clinical Laboratories of UNC Medical Center offer a comprehensive one-year training program in transfusion medicine. The fellowship program provides didactic and practical training in advanced immunohematology, therapeutic and donor apheresis, blood component donation, testing, preparation and storage, clinical coagulation, histocompatibility, hematopoietic progenitor cell collections and processing, and clinical support for an academic tertiary care hospital. Supported clinical programs include transplant programs in cellular therapies, liver, heart, lung, kidney, and pancreas. While the majority of time in the fellowship is spent at the UNC Medical Center, some time can be spent with the Carolinas Red Cross in either Charlotte or Durham. Currently, within our section, we are pursuing a variety of research projects in all areas of transfusion medicine that involve both residents and fellows. If desired, ample opportunities for clinical and basic science research, development, and collaborative projects are available. The training program's policies and competency-based objectives are available online for review. We feel that we offer a very exciting fellowship in a beautiful location.

Program Requirements: Applicants must have an M.D./D.O. degree and be board eligible/certified in a relevant specialty.

Stipends: Fellowship stipends are based on the trainee's number of years of postdoctoral training and the current UNC Hospitals' Housestaff salary scale.

Program Director: Yara Park, MD, Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine

Faculty Members:

Yara Park, MD — Therapeutic apheresis; TTP; hematopoietic progenitor cell collection/processing; transfusion medicine

Jay S. Raval, MD — Transfusion medicine, therapeutic apheresis, hematopoietic progenitor cell collection/processing 

R. Chad Siniard, MD — Transfusion medicine, therapeutic apheresis, clinical coagulation

Herbert C. Whinna, MD, PhD — Clinical Coagulation; development and use of murine models to study hemostasis and thrombosis

 

Applications: An application form may be downloaded from the Office of Graduate Medical Education web site. The completed application form, three letters of recommendation, and a current C.V. should be submitted to the program director, c/o Ms. Janice Badstein, at the address below. UNC Hospitals' Housestaff Policies are available for review on the Graduate Medical Education web site.


For additional information, please contact…

Janice Badstein
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
UNC Medical Center, First Floor
Room 1106, CB #7600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Telephone: 984-974-1504

Fax: 984-974-1675