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Blood Bank/ Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine is accepting applications for an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine. The goals of the fellowship are education in blood bank, apheresis, and cellular therapy with opportunities to explore coagulation, hematology, laboratory management, and new and emerging technologies within the field of transfusion medicine. Centralized in a large academic center surrounded by five hospitals there are numerous experiences including teaching, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration available.

IU Health's Department of Transfusion Medicine oversees and works with the three blood banks located within the Academic Health Center (AHC) of Indiana University (Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Riley Children’s Hospital) where approximately 50,000 blood component units are transfused every year. There are additional educational opportunities at the separate blood banks of the county hospital (Eskenazi Hospital) and the VA (Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital). Our fellows have the opportunity to see interesting blood bank cases from our AHC, the state-wide IU Health network, and the Immunohematology Reference Laboratory at the downtown Versiti Blood Center of Indiana.

Our fellows work with our team of faculty, physician assistants, and nurses to provide coverage to our eight-bed outpatient Apheresis Clinic located within University Hospital with 24/7 inpatient coverage for acute care within the AHC where our rapidly growing department performed over 2700 procedures in 2022. Approximately 250 of these procedures were hematopoietic stem cell collections that were processed by our cellular therapy laboratory located across the hall from our apheresis clinic.

Additional training in coagulation is available from a laboratory perspective at our world class, dedicated core pathology laboratory located along the Indianapolis central canal and from the clinical perspective at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, one of the nation’s largest hemophilia treatment centers and home to experts in hemophilia and other complex hematologic disorders. Our fellows have the opportunity to be trained in a variety of transfusion medicine areas including collection and processing, advanced immunohematology, apheresis, and more!

There is additional training as desired in regulatory activities, administration, leadership, and research. We prepare our graduates to be successful in a multitude of practice settings including academic institutions, community hospitals, or transfusion medicine research.


Sample Schedule

Sample Fellowship Schedule
July Apheresis January Apheresis
August Apheresis February Apheresis
September Blood Bank March IHTC Elective
October  Blood Bank April HLA / Cell Therapy
November Research May Donor Center / IRL
December Coagulation June Blood Bank

Program Faculty

52061-Gabbard, Amy

Amy P. Gabbard, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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59623-Reddy, Manasa

Manasa S. Reddy, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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38176-LePage, Nichole

Nichole L. LePage, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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38902-Soundar, Esther

Esther P. Soundar, MBBS, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program Director

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Fellows are accepted for a training period of one year and must be Board-eligible or -certified in clinical pathology, hematology or internal medicine, or meet fellow eligibility requirements for ACGME Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine fellowship programs. Stipends are commensurate with level of postgraduate training. Applicants must submit the CAP standard fellowship application, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference via email to Miaine Clark, fellowship coordinator .

Phone: (317) 491-6433
Fax: (317) 491-6411

Email Miaine Clark

Fellowship escape room group picture

Escape room with the residents and fellows


Blood bank transfusion medicine fellows

From left to right: Amy Gabbard, MDNichole LePage, MDEsther Soundar, MPH, PhD, MDManasa Reddy, MD