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Department and faculty

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of 3,000 people working in 58 specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.

A highly skilled team of medical professionals, including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.

Our Division of Transfusion Medicine is responsible for the collection and testing of blood transfused to patients at Mayo Clinic (traditional "blood banking"), including the Saint Marys Campus and Methodist Campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital. Our team also collects and processes hematopoietic stem cells for blood and bone marrow transplantation, as well as the testing necessary for organ transplantation.

Transfusion medicine specialists, each with different interests and specialty areas, take an active part in your training.

Facilities and practice volume

The Division of Transfusion Medicine collects more than 40,000 units of blood from 17,000 local donors.

The Therapeutic Apheresis Treatment Unit at the Mayo Clinic is one of the oldest in the United States, starting operation in January of 1974. We perform therapeutic apheresis procedures to treat patients with neurologic, renal and blood diseases. Approximately 3,000 therapeutic apheresis procedures are performed each year, including approximately 1,000 peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell collections and 1,500 plasma exchanges.

More than 75,000 products are administered. Transfusion medicine performs approximately 60,000 red cell compatibility tests and 71,000 ABO/Rh blood typings annually.

The laboratories of the Division of Transfusion Medicine are accredited by the AABB, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).

Partial list of past fellows

Start Date End Date Transfusion Medicine Fellow
June 26, 2010 July 1, 2011 Elizabeth Jaben, M.D.
July 1, 2010 June 30, 2011 Sudhanshu Mulay, MBBS
June 24, 2009 June 25, 2010 No fellow during this year
June 28, 2008 June 26, 2009 Eapen Jacob, M.D.
June 30, 2007 June 27, 2008 Mary Kay Vaske, M.D.
July 1, 2006 June 29, 2007 Hilmi Ege, M.D.
July 1, 2006 June 29, 2007 Camille van Buskirk, M.D.
July 5, 2005 July 10, 2007 Elie Richa, M.D.
June 26, 2004 July 2, 2005 Rajini Katipamula, M.D.
June 28, 2003 June 26, 2004 No fellow during this year
June 29, 2002 June 27, 2003 Walter J. Linz, M.D. MBA
June 30, 2001 June 25, 2002 Padmaja S. Helekar, M.D.
July 1, 2000 June 29, 2001 Elsie Soo Man Lee, M.D.
June 26, 1999 June 30, 2000 Magali Fontaine, M.D., Ph.D.
June 27, 1998 June 25, 1999 Jeffrey L. Winters, M.D.
June 28, 1997 July 31, 1998 Lemuel D. Gorden, M.D.
June 28, 1997 June 26, 1998 Kenneth E. Nollet, M.D., Ph.D.
June 29, 1996 June 27, 1997 Essam El-Harazy, M.D.
July 1, 1995 June 28, 1996 Michael L. Bruin, M.D.
June 25, 1994 June 30, 1995 Maria Nunez, M.D.
June 26, 1993 June 24, 1994 Lucyna Boyle, M.D.
June 27, 1992 June 24, 1994 Eleftherios Vamvakas, M.D.
June 27, 1992 June 25, 1993 Debora Kim, M.D.
June 29, 1991 June 26, 1992 Bruce E. Kloster, M.D.
June 30, 1990 May 29, 1992 Priscilla Figueroa, M.D.
July 1, 1989 June 29, 1990 Antonio Sergio Torloni, M.D.
July 2, 1988 June 29, 1990 Paula J. Santrach, M.D.
June 27, 1987 October 1, 1988 Mark E. Brecher, M.D.
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