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Faculty

UC San Diego Course Directors

Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Apheresis Program

David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP)
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Founder, Apheresis Program

Course Organizing Committee

Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Nadine M. Benador, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis and Apheresis
Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
San Diego, California
 
Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM
Medical Director, Apheresis and Cellular Therapy
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Division of Medicine
University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Seattle,  Washington

Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
UCSF Cell Therapy - Transfusion Medicine Program
UCSF School of Medicine
Medical Director, Apheresis Services, FMC-NA
Department of Medicine
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California
 
Patricia M. Kopko, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Transfusion Services
Associate Director, Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California
 
Jerel Malong, RN, QIA*
Apheresis Nurse
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California

Jess Thill, RN
Administrative Nurse Manager II
Apheresis Program
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California

 

UC San Diego Faculty

Linda Awdishu, PHARM.D., MAS
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Chair, Division of Clincial Pharmacy 
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Nadine Benador, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis and Apheresis
Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
 
Robyn Cunard, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
 
Rai Khamisa, LCSW
Gender Health Program Coordinator
Owen Clinic
 
Patricia Kopko, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director of Transfusion Services
Associate Director of Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory
 
Jerel Malong, RN, QIA*
Apheresis Nurse
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Internal Medicine  

Charisse Orme, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology

Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Apheresis Program
 
David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP)
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Founder, Apheresis Program


Visiting Faculty

Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
 
Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP)
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Renal Unit and Extracorporeal Therapies (Apheresis) Program
Division of Nephrology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Laura Connelly-Smith, MBBCh, DM
Assistant Medical Director Apheresis and Cellular Therapy, SCCA
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, Washington
 
Larry D. Cowgill, DVM
Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Dean, Southern California Clinical Programs
Director, University of California Veterinary Medical
Center-San Diego
Davis, California
 
Betty Doggett, AT (ASCP) 
Apheresis Admin
Carter Blood Care
Laird Hill, Texas
 
Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine
BCP-UCSF Transfusion Medicine Program
UCSF School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Apheresis Services, FMC-NA
Department of Medicine
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California
 
Marcelo Matiello, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Neurology Inpatient Services; Routine and Urgent Teleneurology Program
Associate Director, Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic and Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Oluwatoyosi A. Onwuemene, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH
Professor of Pathology, Molecular and Cell Based Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Jeffrey L. Winters, MD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Chair of the Division of Transfusion Medicine 
Mayo College of Medicine 
Associate Program Director, Mayo Clinic Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking Fellowship Program. Medical Director of the Therapeutic Apheresis Treatment Unit,
Rochester, Minnesota


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