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Greg Balfanz, MD


To create and institute a standard practice for the intraoperative administration of blood products in order to decrease unnecessary blood product administration.

2016 IHQI Symposium Presentation Slides

(Perioperative Blood Management Segment: 30-57 minutes of Improvement Scholars Symposium 2016 – Part I)

Project Accomplishments

  • Principles adopted into every Enhanced Recovery after Surgery pathway at UNC Hospitals
    • Now adopted into nearly every aspect of adult surgery at UNC Hospitals
  • Statistically significant decreased number of units transfused per patient by > 1 unit/patient


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting (Oct 2016)
  • UNC Quality and Research: Driving Excellence in Patient Care (April 2017)
  • Carolina Refresher Course Annual Meeting (June 2019)