Christopher Anthony Tormey MD
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
Transfusion Medicine; Platelet Storage; Red Blood Cell Alloimmunization
Dr. Tormey has several diverse research interests within the field of Transfusion Medicine ranging from large clinical studies to translational research projects. Areas of current investigation include blood bank-based immunohematology where the properties of red blood cell alloantibodies in veteran populations are examined, particularly those factors influencing the duration of humoral response following alloimmunization. In addition, Dr. Tormey is interested in studying the biochemical and immunologic effects of storage on platelet, red blood cell, and plasma components in the blood bank. He is currently developing an assay to gauge the impact of storage on the platelet granule release reaction and is also investigating the influence of donor innate immune factors on bacterial contamination of red cell and plasma products. These projects have been performed in close collaboration with Dr. Gary Stack of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale.