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Henry Rinder, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Hematology); Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, Yale Pathology Residency Program; Director, Clinical Hematology Laboratory

Contact Information

Henry Rinder, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Laboratory Medicine

    PO Box 208035

    New Haven, CT 06520-8035

    United States



My academic background is in hematology. After training in internal medicine and hematology, I went on to post-doctoral work in clinical pathology to bolster our clinical and research activities.

Our laboratory research focuses on cell-based diagnostics relevant to the basic biology of hemostasis and inflammation. We have evaluated the role of thrombin and complement in platelet dysfunction following extracorporeal circulation, studies of metabolic changes during platelet storage, hypercoagulability in drug abuse, and platelet function under the control of growth factors.

We also seek to understand platelet kinetics in a variety of disorders using the non-invasive peripheral blood assay for reticulated platelets. Our collaborative focus on research additionally includes: murine disease models of platelet activation and kinetics; cell-based vascular risk associated with CPB; platelet physiology; and neutrophil markers for early recognition of sepsis.

These rewarding areas of investigation have seamlessly led to clinical investigation and educative endeavors, including becoming an author on the 4th and 5th editions of Hillman's Hematology in Clinical Practice (McGraw-Hill) and serving currently on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and as the chair of the ASCP Commission on Continuing Professional Development.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1992)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1990)
  • Chief Resident
    Maine Medical Center (1988)
  • Resident
    Maine Medical Center (1987)
  • MD
    University of Vermont (1984)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Past PresidentAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists2016
Michele D. Raible LecturerAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology2015
2013 President's AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology2013

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