California, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
Openings for 2021-2022
This one year ACGME-accredited program provides comprehensive training in all facets of Transfusion
Medicine, including blood donor collection, immunohematology, transfusion practices, therapeutic
apheresis, tissue banking, and stem cell processing. On-site and mobile blood collection provides
fellows with invaluable experience in donor center operations. A state-of-the-art immunohematology
laboratory, including molecular typing to determine extended red cell phenotype and identify variant
red cell alleles, provides the fellow with numerous research opportunities and experience with cutting
edge laboratory testing methods. The transfusion service supports numerous clinical services such as
comprehensive cancer care, multi-organ transplantation, and stem cell transplantation, as well as
trauma, neonatal, and cardiac surgical services, allowing the fellow an opportunity to manage complex
clinical cases. The fellow also gains experience with inpatient and outpatient standard apheresis
therapies, as well as low-density lipoprotein apheresis, photopheresis, and peripheral blood progenitor
cell collection and processing. Supplemental rotations with the department's Coagulation and
HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratories, as well as outside rotations at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and
the American Red Cross reference laboratory can be arranged.
Fellow Responsibilities and Requirements:
Cedars-Sinai is a 969 bed tertiary care center that offers abundant learning opportunities, including
approximately 55,000 blood product transfusions and 2,000 therapeutic apheresis procedures
annually. Training includes experience in donor and transfusion services, therapeutic apheresis, tissue
banking, stem cell processing, and coagulation. The fellow is expected to participate in regular
conferences related to transfusion medicine and become involved in ongoing clinical and/or
translational or basic science research, as well as participate in at least one quality improvement
project within the department.
Candidates must be board eligible/certified in AP/CP, CP, or Internal Medicine. California licensure is required at the
time of appointment.
Commensurate with the applicant's year of postgraduate training.
Ellen Klapper, M.D.
Please visit our website for complete checklist and more information.
All materials and inquiries should be addressed to the program coordinator:
Sr. Academic Coordinator
Telephone: (310) 423-8981