Education

Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

This one-year ACGME-accredited Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship offers extensive clinical and laboratory experience in a busy state-of-the-art center in the heart of Chicago. The Blood Bank supports liver, pancreas, renal, lung, heart, and bone marrow transplantation, stem cell collection, high risk neonatal and obstetrical programs, and cardiovascular surgery. Clinical experience includes donor recruitment, blood collection and processing, therapeutic apheresis and phlebotomy, pediatric peripheral stem cell collection, investigation of transfusion reactions, immunohematology, coagulation, and histocompatibility testing.

Ample opportunities for research and teaching are provided. Trainees who complete this one-year program are eligible for Transfusion Medicine Boards. The Blood Bank is housed in a large, modern facility within a state-of-the-art building on the University campus.

Fellowship Director

Leon Su, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

The position is open to physicians with current licensure trained in CP, AP/CP, or other appropriate postgraduate medical training. The candidate must be able to obtain an Illinois medical license.

Commensurate with the applicant’s PGY level of training.

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Andre'a Wortham-Robinson (awrobinson1@bsd.uchicago.edu) and the Fellowship Director Dr. Leon Su (lsu@bsd.uchicago.edu).

  • 2020-2021: AVAILABLE
  • 2021-2022: AVAILABLE
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Yijun Zhu, MD 2017-2018

 

 
Juliana Alvarez Argote, MD 2015-2016

Medical College of Wisconsin
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

 

Geoffrey Wool, MD PhD 2014-2015  

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Farzaneh Sayedian, MD 2013-2014  

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Anne Das, MD 2012-2013  

Pathologist
Cincinnati, OH

Marsha Apushkin, MD 2011-2012

2012-2013
University of Chicago
Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

Pathologist
Chicago, IL

Saptarshi Mandal, MD 2010-2011  

Assistant Professor
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur
Rajasthan, India

Jason Chiang, MD 2009-2010  

Pathologist
East Meadow, NY

James Westra, MD 2008-2009  

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Mona Papari, MD 2007-2008  

LifeSource Blood Services
Rosemont, IL

ShouJin Wu, MD 2006-2007  

Pathologist
Chicago, IL

Ila Bansal, MD 2005-2006  

Pathologist
Chantilly, VA

Marisa Galicia, MD 2003-2005  

Pathologist
Lincolnwood, IL

Erzhen Zhen, MD 2002-2003  

Pathologist
Chicago, IL

Muhammad Isa, MD 2001-2002  

Hematology/Oncology
John Peter Smith Center for Cancer Care
Fort Worth, TX

Kiyoko Oshima, MD PhD 2000-2001  

Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

Tipsuda Junsanto Bahri, MD 1999-2000  

Assistant Professor
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY

Rachel Flamholz, MD 1998-1999  

Pathologist
New York, NY

Marisa Saint Martin, MD 1997-1998  

Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL