Last Updated on: 04/03/2017 5:38 pm

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

ACGME Accredited?  Yes
ACGME Program #:  3050121041
Fellowship Website Address: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/fellowship-program/blood-banking-transfusion-med
Application Method: Contact Program
Fellowship Contact: Marisa Marques MD
Phone: (205) 934-7774
Fax: (205) 975-4468

Fellowship Director: Marisa Marques MD

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This one-year fellowship provides experience in a large academic hospital transfusion medicine, apheresis, and coagulation service at the University of Alabama Hospital, including patient blood management (PBM), pre-transfusion testing, investigation of antibody problems and transfusion reactions, component therapy, hemostasis consultation, therapeutic apheresis, including photopheresis, transplantation immunogenetics, and HLA.  Donor experience and reference laboratory consultation occur at the American Red Cross Blood Services. Teaching and research involvement are not only abundantly available, but expected and rewarded.


Candidates should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Clinical Pathology or other major specialty board such as Anesthesiology, Medicine or Pediatrics and have an unrestricted Alabama license prior to starting fellowship.  For info on obtaining a license, go to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners website (http://www.albme.org/). Other contact information for ALBME is (334) 242-4153 or fax: (334) 242-4155.

Types and Numbers of Appointments

One position available each year.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a major research institution with a variety of strong programs in Pathology and many other departments. UAB Hospital is a nationally recognized tertiary care facility, with more than 1,000 inpatient beds, a level 1 trauma center, 9 intensive care units, and programs in stem cell and solid organ transplants.  In addition, the trainee spends time at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama with its unique experts and opportunities.   Nestled within the lush green foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the modern city of Birmingham, UAB offers an opportunity to gain detailed knowledge and extensive experience in all aspects of transfusion medicine, while enjoying true Southern hospitality in a beautiful setting. The Division of Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pathology at UAB, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, offers a one-year fellowship in blood banking/transfusion medicine to prepare you fully for a career in this field. 


Named “the Magic City” because of its explosive growth, today’s Birmingham is an exciting and progressive place. Nearly a million people live in the greater metropolitan area. The warm hospitality of the people complements the temperate climate and the beautiful setting.

Birmingham’s economy continues to grow in the areas of engineering, finance, telecommunications, and biomedical research. Health care and education have replaced other industries as Birmingham’s economic base, and UAB is the state’s largest employer. Birmingham also boasts exceptional museums, parks, historical landmarks, family attractions, concerts, festivals, and sporting events. 


Commensurate with the year of postgraduate training.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the Fellowship Director at PATH-TMFellow@uabmc.edu. Rea White, TM Fellowship Program Coordinator, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pathology, WP P230, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249.
Phone: (205) 934-7774 Fax: (205) 975-4468 Email: PATH-TMFellows@uabmc.edu
Website: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/fellowship-program/blood-banking-transfusion-med