Henry Rinder, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Hematology Laboratory: General Hematology

Internal Medicine: Hematology

Training in Lab Med and Pathology

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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

MD University of Vermont (1984)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident Maine Medical Center
Resident Maine Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1987)
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Clinical Pathology (1994, recertified: 2014)
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Pathology (2014, recertified: 2014)

Honors & Recognition

  • Past PresidentAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists (2016)

  • Michele D. Raible LecturerAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology (2015)

  • 2013 President's AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology (2013)

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Contact Info

Henry Rinder, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Laboratory MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Wing North Pavilion Fl 8th Floor Ste Apheresis Clinic

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Laboratory MedicineClinic Building
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Laboratory MedicinePO Box 208035
New Haven, CT 06520-8035