The UT Health San Antonio offers a one-year Transfusion Medicine Fellowship that is fully accredited by the ACGME. The fellowship accepts one trainee per academic year with a structured curriculum and dedicated teaching staff. During training, the fellow receives training in immunohematology, histocompatibility, paternity testing, donor center supervision, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion therapy, hemostasis, flow cytometry, and molecular pathology. The training is based upon participation of daily activities, consultations, various elective experiences as well as didactic teaching. The primary teaching site is a tertiary care teaching hospital, University Hospital System (UHS), which is a 716-bed teaching hospital that provides transfusion services to diverse adult and pediatric patient populations:
- Trauma (Level I trauma center)
- Solid organ transplant (liver, lung, kidney, pancreas)
- General surgery and Specialty surgery services
- Hematology & oncology
- High risk obstetrical program
- High risk neonatal program (NICU Level I-IV)
- General acute care and intensive care units
At UHS, annually, over 18,000 red cell units, 8,000 plasma units and 4,000 platelet doses are transfused. In addition, Transfusion medicine oversees the therapeutic apheresis program, where over 400 therapeutic apheresis procedures and red cell exchanges are performed annually for various diseases. The hospital based donor services collects whole blood and apheresis-based allogeneic blood products from over 5,000 donors annually. A fellowship-affiliated hospital located across the street from the primary site (South Texas Veterans Health Care System) is a national referral center for bone marrow transplantation. Exposure to the operations of a larger scale donor center, donor infectious disease testing and allogeneic tissue is provided at the subsidiaries of BioBridge Global, which is located 5 miles from the primary site. Paternity testing experience is obtained through the DNA reference laboratory located in San Antonio.
Requirements: ACGME accredited residency completion with Board eligibility or certification in clinical pathology, internal medicine, pediatrics or other related fields.
Number of positions: One
Stipends: Commensurate with level of training
Current Transfusion Medicine Fellow
Rahaf Alkhateb, M.D.
Residency: UT Health San Antonio, 2017-2019
Medical School: University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria, 2007
Graduate School: Master of Science in Medicine (MSc), clinical epidemiology with focus in forensic medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, 2016
Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada
|Leslie Greebon M.D. (Director)||John Daniels, D.O.|
|Kelley Hitchman, MS, Ph.D||Brad Brimhall, M.D., M.P.H.|
Send inquiries to:
Leslie Greebon, M.D.
Director of Transfusion Medicine
Department of Pathology
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 7750
San Antonio, TX 78229