Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Program Description: The McLendon Clinical Laboratories of UNC Hospitals 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 marrow/stem cells, liver, heart, lung and kidney. While the majority of time in the fellowship is spent at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, some time can be spent with the Carolinas Red Cross in either Charlotte or Durham, and electives can be arranged at other nearby institutions. Currently, within our section, we are pursuing a variety of research projects, which have involved both residents and fellows. Ongoing projects include prevention and rapid detection of bacterial contamination of blood products, epidemiology and pathogenesis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and multiple studies within the NIH funded Transfusion Medicine/Hemostasis Clinical Trials Network, of which we are one of 17 participating sites. 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 locale.

Program Requirements: Applicants must have an M.D. 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:

Marshall A. Mazepa, MD — Transfusion medicine

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

Jay S. Raval, MD — Transfusion medicine

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 Hospitals, First Floor
Room 1106, CB #7600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Telephone: 984-974-1504

Fax: 984-974-1675