Meet the Faculty

JackBAlperinJack B. Alperin, MD, FACP

Academic Rank: Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology

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

Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Medical School: College of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee

Internship: Rotating Internship, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Residency: Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago

Fellowship: Hematology, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois and Hematology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Clinical / Research Interests: Anemia, Hemorrhagic Diseases, Blood Component Therapy

Sean G. Yates, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Pathology

Title: Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine

Undergraduate: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Medical School: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Clinical / Research Interests: My research efforts are aimed at improving patient safety and clinical outcomes, while also reducing the need for allogeneic blood components and providing insight and helping foster development of diagnostic and prognostic testing to further the advancement of patient blood management. 

Meet the Staff

Transfusion Services Manager

Angela Novotny, MT(ASCP) SBB

409-772-8329  |

Day Shift Supervisor

David Guerra, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-8341  |

Evening Shift Supervisor



Night Shift Supervisor

Maisee Her, BB(ASCP)CM

409-772-8341  |

Transfusion Services Coordinators

Karen Bingham, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-0795  |

Sarah Burnett, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-1526  | 

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