The 12-month fellowship is designed to prepare individuals for a career in blood banking/ transfusion medicine at an academic medical center, a community blood center, or a private practice setting where the individual will be responsible for managing a transfusion service and/or donor center. This fellowship provides primary training at The Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital, two large referral centers for pediatric and adult medicine respectfully, and Bonfils Blood Center, an independent community blood center that is the major blood supplier for the state of Colorado. Additional training at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, ClinImmune Labs, a reference immunology laboratory, and Allosource, a large tissue bank, is also part of the training. Training encompasses all aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine including donor testing, blood processing, transfusion consultation, immunohematology reference services, therapeutic and donor apheresis, coagulation, tissue typing, peripheral blood stem cell collection and blood bank management. More than 42,000 blood products are transfused at the primary fellowship hospitals (including 24,000 red blood cells and 9,800 platelets). The community blood center collects more than 165,000 units of red blood cells annually, serves nearly 200 healthcare facilities in Colorado and beyond, and offers a variety of services including the Colorado Marrow Donor Program. The fellow is encouraged to participate in research projects leading to presentation at national meetings and publication. The fellow will also be responsible for education of residents and medical students.
Applicants should be AP/CP or CP Board-eligible or Board-certified, other specialities (e.g., anesthesiology, hematology-oncology fellows) may also be considered; interview is required.
Commensurate with level of postgraduate training.
Fellowship Application Form
For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information
Please address all inquiries to:
Patricia Braund, Residency/Fellowship Coordinator, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B216, Aurora, CO 80045.
Phone: (303) 724-4383
Fax: (303) 724-1105