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Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

This one-year, ACGME accredited program is designed to provide extensive training in all aspects of blood banking/transfusion medicine including management of tertiary/quaternary hospital-based transfusion services, reviewing all transfusion-related clinical and technical problems, such as serological test interpretation, blood component selection, transfusion reaction diagnosis, and coagulation test interpretation, covering inpatient and outpatient apheresis service, medical oversight of collection and processing of stem cells and blood components.

The fellow will rotate in three sites, including the University of Kansas Health System (TUKH), Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) and Community Blood Center (CBC). TUKH, the major rotation site, transfuses over 30,000 units of blood products, carries out almost 100,000 serological tests and performs over 2,500 apheresis treatments and stem cell collections every year. As a comprehensive pediatric hospital, CMH transfuses more than 9,000 units, and performs over 32,000 tests and 250 apheresis procedures annually. Affiliated with New York Blood Center, CBC provides more than 180,000 units of blood products to nearly 60 area hospitals and almost 1,000 apheresis treatments every year, as well as donor testing activities in an FDA-licensed cGMP testing environment.

The fellow is required to participate in TUKH Transfusion Stewardship Committee Meeting and the Blood Bank Monthly Leadership Meeting, teach pathology residents and medical students and conduct a research project. Presentation of research findings at a national conference is encouraged.

Requirements

Candidates must be Board eligible or certified in either Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and must have or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri. 

Board-certified faculty in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

  • Dr. Zhan Ye, M.D., Ph.D. (Program Director)
  • Mark T. Cunningham, M.D.
  • Dennis Sosnovske, M.D.
  • X. Long Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Applications for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years are currently being accepted.

Applications must consist of the following:

  1. Completed Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships (Word)
  2. Current CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Dr. Zhan Ye, M.D., PhD)
  5. USMLE or COMLEX Transcript of Scores

Send completed application to the Fellowship and Education Coordinator. Contact information below.

Information on the Kansas City Community

Pathology Fellowship Programs Contact

Jeffrey L. Tully, MA
Residency/Fellowship & Graduate Studies Manager
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Email: pathologyresidents@kumc.edu
913-588-7076

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mail Stop 3045
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7070
Fax: 913-588-7073