Roslyn A. Yomtovian

Case Western Reserve University, USA


Roslyn A. Yomtovian graduated from Washington University School of Medicinem Wash, USA, and completed an internal medicine internship at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She went on to the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics where she completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology followed by a fellowship in blood bank and transfusion medicine, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey McCullough. Upon completion of her training, she worked as a pathologist and the Director of the Blood Bank at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn, USA. During this time, she received an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International Foundation for her work in community AIDS awareness. She then moved to Case University Hospitals Medical Center of Cleveland as the Director of the Blood Bank-Transfusion Medicine Service continuing until September, 2005. She now serves as an Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology (Transfusion Medicine), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She recently completed the National VA Quality Scholar Fellowship at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, is on the faculty of the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, and is enrolled in the Master of Public Health Program at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Yomtovian is certified in anatomic, clinical pathology, and blood bank-transfusion medicine. She mentors students, lectures, and writes on subjects related to blood safety and transfusion optimization. She has a longstanding interest in platelet bacterial contamination, process improvement, and public health aspects of transfusion therapy practices including optimizing the role of nurses and the timeliness of transfusion therapy, and the challenges of blood collection and transfusion to a demographically changing population.

Biography Updated on 6 February 2014

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