A one-year ACGME accredited blood banking and transfusion medicine fellowship provides a broad range of experiences in a large medical center setting. Institutional services include a regional trauma center and extensive tertiary care in pediatrics, medicine, surgery, and obstetrics/gynecology. Fellowship experience will include donor room, therapeutic apheresis, photopheresis, cytopheresis, pre-transfusion testing, transfusion medicine consultation, reference service antibody problems, HLA testing, frozen red cell inventory, autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant program, autologous/allogenic bone marrow transplantation, and blood center operations. Teaching assignments, along with a research project, are a central part of the program. Candidates should gain the skills necessary to function as medical directors of hospital blood banks or as directors of community-based blood centers.
Augusta is the metropolitan center of more than 500,000 area population. The city has an active cultural life including symphony and ballet organizations, a choral society, and theater groups. Nearby, Thurmond Lake has 1,600 miles of shoreline for recreation; the Atlantic Coast and the Great Smokey Mountains are three hours away by automobile. The yearly Masters Golf Tournament is a special attraction. The area offers a variety of recreational opportunities and a modest cost of living.
Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in AP/CP or CP.
Commensurate with applicant's level of training.
Roni Bollag, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Section of Clinical Pathology
Program Contact Information:
Pathology, 1120 15th Street, BF-103B
Augusta, GA 30912-3600
Phone: (706) 721-5118
Fax: (706) 721-2358