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  |  aknovotn@utmb.edu


Day Shift Supervisor

David Guerra, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-8341  |  drguerra@utmb.edu


Evening Shift Supervisor

Miriam Corti, MLS(ASCP)CM SBBCM

409-772-8342 micorti@utmb.edu


Night Shift Supervisor

Maisee Her, BB(ASCP)CM

409-772-8341  |  maher@utmb.edu


Transfusion Services Coordinators

Karen Bingham, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-0795  |  kgbingha@utmb.edu

Sarah Burnett, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

409-772-1526  |  saburnet@utmb.edu 

Contact Us

Transfusion Services

409-772-8284

409-772-1524

409-772-4224

Therapeutic Center

409-772-4861

Patient Blood Management Program

409-772-0795

409-772-1526