Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

The fellowship is a one year, primarily clinical experience, centered at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) with a 6-week rotation at the American Red Cross (ARC) Connecticut Region in Farmington, CT and a rotation at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus (VA CT).


The arrangement of the ARC, VA CT, and YNHH portions of the fellowship is flexible and can be arranged to best suit the needs of individual fellows.

Physician-Scientist Training

For individuals with an interest in a longer term commitment to research work and to a physician-scientist career path, there may be opportunities to have an extended research experience in the laboratories of faculty from the Department of Laboratory Medicine and/or the Department of Pathology. Opportunities for research can also be arranged in the laboratories of many other Yale University faculty as part of the fellowship. For more information on some of the mentors that participate in this program and some of the opportunities available, please see the section on Research Fellowships for more details.


Stipends are commensurate with the fellow's current year of post-graduate training and are on the same scale as that received by YNHH resident staff. Also included are family-plan-level health insurance and individual disability insurance benefits. Funds are also provided for educational materials ("book allowance"). Details of the current stipend scale and benefits package are provided upon application.

Yale-New Haven Hospital Rotation

The primary task in the Blood Bank is clinical management of difficult cases, including data collection, patient interaction, and coordination and consultation with medical and technical staff.

ARC Rotation

The goal of this rotation is to provide a complete "donor services" experience.

VA Connecticut Healthcare System Rotation

The fellow spends time at the VA CT Blood Bank learning blood utilization and management in the setting of a community hospital, and participating in quality improvement programs.

Past Fellows

Past Fellow Publications

To see a listing of our past fellows' publications, click here.

Past Fellows positions upon completion

Our past fellows have attained positions at a major academic hospitals as well as blood donor centers and private pathology groups in the U.S. and even abroad. Below are examples of the types of positions and institutions where our fellows practice after their graduation from our program:

2014-2015: Penn State University School of Medicine(Assistant Professor of Pathology); University of Calgary School of Medicine (Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology & Transfusion Medicine); Yale University School of Medicine (Instructor of Laboratory Medicine).

2013-2014: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Assistant Professor of Pathology); California Northstate University College of Medicine (Assistant Professor of Pathology).

2012-2013: Laboratory Medicine Consultants (private practice); Kuwait Blood Center (donor center).

2011-2012: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine).

2010-2011: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Assistant Professor of Pathology); Avera Health (private practice).