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

Geoffrey Wool, MD PhD

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 ( and the Fellowship Director Dr. Geofrey Wool (

  • 2020-2021: Filled
  • 2021-2022: Open
  • 2022-2023: Filled
  • 2023-2024: Filled
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Timothy Carll, MD 2020-2021 Pathology AP/CP PGY4  

Nisar Amin, MD

2019-2020   Pleasant Valley Hospital, W Virginia
Scott Allen, MD 2018-2019

Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Hematopathology Fellowship

Yijun Zhu, MD 2016-2017


Juliana Alvarez Argote, MD 2015-2016

Medical College of Wisconsin
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Medical College of Wisconsin, Faculty

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  

Cincinnati, OH

Marsha Apushkin, MD 2011-2012

University of Chicago
Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

Chicago, IL

Saptarshi Mandal, MD 2010-2011  

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

Jason Chiang, MD 2009-2010  

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  

Chicago, IL

Ila Bansal, MD 2005-2006  

Chantilly, VA

Marisa Galicia, MD 2003-2005  

Lincolnwood, IL

Erzhen Zhen, MD 2002-2003  

Chicago, IL

Muhammad Isa, MD 2001-2002  

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  

New York, NY

Marisa Saint Martin, MD 1997-1998  

Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL