Neil Blumberg is a Professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Rochester. He has been the Director of Transfusion Medicine at the Strong Memorial Hospital since 1980, and the Director of Clinical Laboratories there since 2004. He received his undergraduate education (B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in 1970), medical education (M.D. degree, 1975), and residency training in laboratory medicine, hematology and blood banking (during 1975–1978) at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is board certified in clinical pathology (FCAP, 1978). He spent two years (1978–1980) as an Assistant Medical Director at the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services, and on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His current research interests are in the effects of blood transfusions on cellular immunity, and developing strategies for improving clinical outcomes and reducing costs in patients with cancer or undergoing surgery. During the last two decades, his major clinical focus has been on the supportive care of patients with leukemia. His primary research collaborators are Dr. Joanna Mary Heal, an Associate Clinical Professor of medicine, and Dr. Richard P. Phipps, a Professor of immunology.
Biography Updated on 10 June 2008