The two-year fellowship training program prepares physicians for a career in transfusion medicine, providing experience in clinical, technical, investigational and administrative aspects of the field in preparation for the certifying examination in transfusion medicine/blood banking offered by the American Board of Pathology. The first year, the fellow performs clinical consultations involving component therapy and apheresis, participates in daily patient care problems, conducts clinical rounds, participates in journal club and transfusion committee as well as didactic teaching of allied health care staff including nurses, medical technologists (MTs), and Specialist in Blood Bank (SBB) students. The second year focuses on research opportunities that include the areas of gene therapy, transfusion-transmitted disease, advanced cellular separation and processing, and molecular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) techniques.
Requirements: Applicants must be Board-certified or -eligible in internal medicine, hematology, clinical pathology, or anesthesiology and must be United States (US) citizens or resident aliens.
Stipends: Stipends are in accordance with US federal government regulations for federal salary.
Applications: Fellowship appointments are effective July of each academic year. To apply, please send a letter of interest stating qualifications; a curriculum vitae; and two or more letters of recommendation to:
Cathy Conry-Cantilena, MD
NIH Clinical Center
Dept of Transfusion Medicine
Building 10, Room 1C711
10 Center Drive, MSC 1184
Bethesda, MD 20892-1184
Phone: (301) 496-4506
Fax: (301) 402-1360
E-mail: ccantilena@ cc.nih.gov
Kamille West, MD, Chief, Blood Services Section
Valeria De Giorgia, Chief, Infectious Diseases Section
Cathy Conry-Cantilena, MD, Senior Research Physician Program Director Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
David Stroncek, MD, Chief, Center of Cellular Engineering