Transfusion Medicine (Blood Banking) Fellowship

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship in blood banking/transfusion medicine.

Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

The transfusion medicine service transfuses approximately 50,000 blood components annually and performs over 1,000 therapeutic apheresis procedures a year.

Fellows rotate at the Cleveland Cord Bank and the American Red Cross.

Transfusion Medicine Requirements

Applicants must have completed requirements for primary certification in clinical pathology (CP) or AP/clinical pathology (CP) before the start of this fellowship.

Types and Numbers of Appointments

One fellowship is available per year.


The Graduate Medical Education office maintains a comprehensive detailed list of up-to-date resident benefits and salary information.


Applications for the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program should be sent by June 30 of the year preceding the intended fellowship to:

Katharine Downes, MD
c/o Linda Krencik
Department of Pathology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-286-8278
Fax: 216-201-5354

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