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Course Organizing Committee

David M. Ward, MD, FRCP, HP (ASCP)
Professor, Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Apheresis Program
Associate Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation
University of California, San Diego

Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Apheresis Program
Associate Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis Unit
University of California, San Diego

Eileen Lischer, MA, BSN, RN, CNN
Administrative Nurse Manager IV, Apheresis Program
University of California, San Diego

Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., BSN, RN
Administrative Nurse Manager II, Apheresis Program
University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego Faculty

Lousany Abero, BSN, RN
Clinical Nurse, Apheresis Program

Linda Awdishu, PharmD, MAS
Assistant Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Richard Bandejas, BSN, RN
Clinical Nurse, Apheresis Program

Nadine M. Benador, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis and Apheresis
UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego

Robyn Cunard, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology-Hypertension

Andrew Gayap, RN
Clinical Nurse, Apheresis Program

Patricia Kopko, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Transfusion Medicine
Associate Director, Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory

Scott Mullaney, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship Program
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Noel Oabel, BSN, RN, CNN
Clinical Nurse, Acute Nephrology Programs

Daniel B. Patiag, BSN, RN, CNN
Clinical Nurse, Apheresis Program

Elaine Rodil-Cadapan, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse, Apheresis Program

Grace Testerman, RN
Clinical Nurse, Apheresis Program

Sotirios (Sam) Tsimikas, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Director of Vascular Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
UCSD Cardiology La Jolla, Perlman Ambulatory Center

Danuta Trzebinska, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis Unit
Medical Director, Chronic Kidney Disease Program

Rona Wiggins, MSW
Patient, University of California, San Diego

Visiting Faculty

Jill Adamski, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Christina Anderson, RN, BSN, HP (ASCP)
Executive Director, Medical Services
Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas Blood Institute
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rasheed A. Balogun, MBBS, FACP, FASN, HP (ASCP)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Keith Berman, MPH, MBA
Health Industry Consultant
Health Research Associates
Altadena, California

Larry Cowgill, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Dean, Southern California Clinical Programs
Director, University of California Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego
Davis, California

Richard L. Edelson, MD
Aaron and Marguerite Lerner Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
Medical Director
Amitabha Medical Clinic
Santa Rosa, California

Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
Department of Medicine
California Pacific Medical Center
UC Berkeley-UC San Fransisco Transfusion Medicine Program
San Francisco, California

Emin Kansu, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
Chairman, Department of the Basic Oncology
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Unit
Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology-Oncology
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Chair of Council, International Society of Hematology
Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Hematology
Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia
Sihhiye Ankara, Turkey

Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN
Manager, Acute Renal/Apheresis
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia

Satish P. RamachandraRao, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
Devaraj Urs Medical College & Hospital
Director, Center for Exosome Research
Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research
Kolar, India

Barry Wilson, RN, CNN
Clinical Nurse
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California


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