Campus: Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Name: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (MSGME)
Specialty: Transfusion Medicine
Degree: Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
I am a Clinical Pathologist with a subspecialized practice in Transfusion Medicine and Tissue Typing (i.e., organ transplant compatibility testing). I see Transfusion Medicine as the clinical application of coagulation and immunology principles.
My primary passion is being an educator. I am deeply interested in strategies for teaching clinical judgement, frameworks for feedback, and reflection in medical practice. Currently, I develop my teaching sessions with a reverse design approach (first objectives, then assessment, and finally content) and utilize flipped teaching to transform my lecture time into a workshop.
My main clinical interest is caring for the bleeding patient. I am in my element when bedside and helping to manage a complex coagulopathy or trauma resuscitation. An important aspect of caring for these bleeding patients is having blood products and factor concentrates on the shelf, which is how I became an enthusiastic advocate for patient blood management and blood donation. I am fortunate these interests also support my efforts to care for organ transplant patients.
My research is focused on improving management of patients who are refractory to platelet transfusion. Specifically, I am interested in elucidating clinically-significant laboratory thresholds as well as understanding how to optimize evaluation & platelet selection for these patients.