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Meet the Staff


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Transfusion Services Manager

David Guerra, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-8341  |  drguerra@utmb.edu

Day Shift Supervisor

Brooke Hale, MLS(ASCP)CMSBBCM

409-772-8336  |  brhale@UTMB.EDU

Evening Shift Supervisor

Karen Bingham, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-8342  |  kgbingha@utmb.edu


Night Shift Supervisor

Herve Nyenti, MLS(ASCP)CMBBCM

409-772-8343  |  henyenti@UTMB.EDU




 
Transfusion Safety Officers

Ashlie Atchison, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-1526  |  amatchis@UTMB.EDU

 

Dorothy Carroll

409-772-0795  |  dncarrol@UTMB.EDU

 


 

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Meet the Faculty


 

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Stephen Cheney, MD, MHA 

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor of Pathology 

Title: Associate Director of the Blood Bank and Consultant in Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas 

Residency: Clinical Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 

Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Clinical / Research Interests: My clinical and research interests are in coagulation medicine, benign hematology, laboratory administration, improving massive transfusion protocols, and optimizing blood product management to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes 


Justin Halls, MD, MPH

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor of Pathology

Title: Associate Director of the Blood Bank and Consultant in Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame - South Bend, Indiana

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine -  New Orleans, Louisiana

Residency: Clinical Pathology, BIDMC / Harvard Medical School - Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship: Clinical Informatics, Mass General Brigham / Harvard Medical School - Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine, University of Virginia Health System - Charlottesville, Virginia

Clinical / Research Interests: Iron Deficiency Anemia, Iron Therapy, Clinical Informatics, Efficient Utilization, Blood Group Genetics, Benign Hematology


Robert Kruse, MD, PhD

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor of Pathology

Title: Associate Director of the Blood Bank and Consultant in Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Undergraduate: Yale University - New Haven, Connecticut

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, Texas

Residency: Clinical Pathology, Johns Hopkins - Baltimore, Maryland

Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine, Mass General Brigham - Boston, Massachusetts

Clinical / Research Interests: I have a long-standing interest in cell and gene therapy, with a focus on immunotherapy. I have experience in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, DNA transposons, CRISPR, and in designing novel antibodies and cytokines.

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.