Barbara Jean Bryant, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Barbara Jean Bryant, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Interim Director, Hematopathology Division, Department of Pathology;
Medical Director, Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Program, Department of Pathology;
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Training Program, Department of Pathology;
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology;
Associate Director, Blood Bank Division, Department of Pathology;
Volunteer Physician, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
JSA 2.148
Galveston, TX 77555-0609

Office: (409) 772-8554
bbryant@utmb.edu

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Barbara Jean Bryant, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Professional Education

Degree Institution Field of Study Graduation Year
B.S. Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA Medical Technology 1979
  University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX Post-Baccalaureate Studies 1996
M.D. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX Professional Curriculum 2000

Honors

2007 AABB-Fenwal Transfusion Medicine Scholarship Award
2007 European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions Scholarship
European School of Haematology - Club du Globule Rouge et du Fer Euroconference Disorders of Iron Homeostatus, Erythrocytes, and Erythropoiesis, Athens, Greece
2005 2nd Place pathology Award for Applied/Clinical Research
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2004-2005 Excellence in Teaching
Department of Pathology Residency Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2003-2004 Excellence in Teaching
Department of Pathology Residency Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2003-2004 Excellence in Patient Service
Department of Pathology Residency Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2002-2003 Excellence in Patient Service
Department of Pathology Residency Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2001-2002 Excellence in Patient Service
Department of Pathology Residency Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2000-2001 Outstanding First Year Resident
Department of Pathology Residency Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
2000 Winner, National Clinical Vignette Competition
2000 L. Clarke Stout, Jr. Award for Excellence in Pathology
2000 AMWA’s Janet M. Glasgow Achievement Citation
1999 First Place
Statewide Clinical Vignette Competition
1999 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1997-1999 Dean’s List
University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine, Galveston, TX

Professional Affiliations

* denotes elected membership

2006-Present American Society for Clinical Pathologists, Fellow*
2006-Present College of American Pathologists, Fellow*
2001-2005 Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists
2000-Present Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society*
2000-Present College of American Pathologists
2000-Present United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology*
2000-Present University Texas Medical Branch Alumni Association
2000-2005 Galveston County Medical Society
2000-2005 Texas Society of Pathologists*
1999-Present American Association of Blood Banks
1999-Present American Medical Association Women Physician Congress
1997-Present Texas Medical Association*
1997-2000 Alliance in Internal Medicine
1997-2000 American College of Physicians/Society of Internal Medicine
1996-2000 St. Vincent’s Clinic, Volunteer
1996-Present American Medical Association
1996-2000 American Medical Women’s Association
1983-1997 American Association of Blood Banks
1979-Present American Society for Clinical Pathologists

Research Interests

Areas of research include assuring optimal iron balance in volunteer blood donors, hemoglobinopathies, sickle trait donor units, and granulocytapheresis concentrates.

Selected Publications

  1. Raja V, Bryant B, Bessman JD, Alperin JB. Granulocytic sarcoma: Presentation with nodal and skin involvement. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2004;22:2026-7. PMID 15143096
  2. Payne DA, Bryant BJ. HIV pharmacogenomics: closer to personalized therapy? American Journal of Pharmacogenomics 2004;4(3):141-50. PMID 15174895
  3. Bryant BJ, Alperin JB, Indrikovs AJ. Blood bank on-call physician’s experience at a large university medical center. Transfusion 2005;45(1):35-40. PMID 15647016
  4. Weber S, Bryant BJ, Indrikovs AJ. Sequestration of anti-Cra in the placenta: serological demonstration by placental elution. Transfusion 2005;45(8):1327-1330. PMID 16078921
  5. Bryant BJ, Payne DA. "Possible' resistance: Comparison of "possible" HIV resistance results derived from a genotype report versus the IC50 virtual phenotype. Laboratory Medicine 2007;38(1):26-28.doi:10.1309/8X6LLFC1VY3Q3GDB
  6. Bryant BJ, Elghetany MT, Alperin JB. Paraplegia as the presenting manifestation of extramedullary megakaryoblastic transformation of previously undiagnosed chronic myelogenous leukemia. American Journal of Hematology 2007;82(2):150-154. PMID 17019692
  7. Bryant BJ, Klein HG. Pathogen inactivation: The definitive safeguard for the blood supply. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2007;131:719-733. PMID 171488157
  8. Bryant BJ, Conry-Cantilena C, Ahlgren A, Felice A, Stroncek DF, Gibble J, Leitman SF. Pasteurella multocida bacteremia in asymptomatic plateletpheresis donors: A tale of two cats. Transfusion 2007;47(11):1984-1989. PMID 17958526
  9. Bryant BJ, Bianchi M, Stroncek DF, Leitman SF. Leukoreduction filtration of whole blood units from sickle trait donors: Effects of a metered citrate anticoagulant system. Transfusion 2007;47(12):2233-2241. PMID 17714416
  10. Ackley R, Lee-Stroka H, Bryant B, Stroncek D, Byrne K. Cryopreserving and deglycerolizing sickle cell trait red blood cell components using an automated cell processing system. Immunohematology 2008;24:107-112.
  11. Al-Rahawan MM, Alter BP, Bryant BJ, Elghetany MT. Bone marrow cell cycle markers in inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. Leukemia Research 2008;32:1793-1799. PMID 18606449
  12. Klein HG, Bryant BJ. Pathogen-reduction methods: advantages and limits. ISBT Science Series Vox Sang 2009;4:154-160. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-2824.2009.01224.x
  13. Bryant BJ, Leitman SF, Klein HG. Therapeutic plasma exchange reveals a color-coordinated response to cyclosporine-induced microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and rifampin after stem cell transplant. Transfusion 2009;49:1291-1292. PMID 19602210
  14. Bryant BJ, Hopkins JA, Leitman SF. Evaluation of low red cell mean corpuscular volume in an apheresis donor population. Transfusion 2009;49:1971-1976. PMID 19453988
  15. Bryant BJ, Yau YY, Byrne PJ, Stroncek DF, Leitman DF. Gravity sedimentation of granulocytapheresis concentrates with hydroxyethylstarch efficiently removes red cells and retains neutrophils. Transfusion, in press.

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