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This one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship provides experience in a large academic hospital transfusion medicine, apheresis, and coagulation service at the University of Alabama Hospital, including patient blood management (PBM), pre-transfusion testing, investigation of antibody problems and transfusion reactions, component therapy, hemostasis consultation, apheresis collections and various types of therapeutic apheresis, including photopheresis, transplantation immunogenetics, and HLA.  Donor experience and reference laboratory consultation occur at the American Red Cross Blood Services. Teaching and research involvement are not only abundantly available, but expected and rewarded. The fellow will work, mentor and teach residents and trainees from other specialties throughout the year.

Meet Our Transfusion Medicine Faculty


Marisa MarquesMarisa Marques, M.D.
Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program

Jose LimaJose Lima, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Chad SiniardChad Siniard, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Nirupama SinghNirupama Singh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine


Candidates should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Clinical Pathology or other major speciality board such as Anesthesiology, Medicine or Pediatrics and have an unrestricted Alabama license prior to starting fellowship.


Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. Also provided is a professional development fund and a generous relocation allowance.


Submit application along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu

Address letters of recommendation to:

Marisa B. Marques, M.D.
Professor in Pathology
Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M, Birmingham, AL 35249

Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Information

Susan Mills
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Email: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program