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Course Directors

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

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

Odette Ada, BSN, RN
Apheresis Nurse Manager
University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego Faculty

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

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

Joe D. Cagayao, RN
Clinical Nurse

Robyn Cunard, MD
Assistant Professor, In Residence
Division of Nephrology-Hypertension

Peter T. Curtin, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Director, Blood & Marrow Transplantation Division

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

Isagani I. Marquez, Jr., BSN, RN
Clinical Nurse

Scott Mullaney, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Clinical Service Chief of Nephrology
Director, Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship Program
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Scott Thomson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology-Hypertension

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

Gordon Yung, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Visiting Faculty

Christina Anderson, RN, BSN, HP (ASCP)
Director, Clinical Apheresis
Carter BloodCare
Dallas, Texas

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
Pasadena, California

Rameh Follette, RN, BSN
Clinical & Research Nurse, LDL-Apheresis Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

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

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

Dobri D. Kiprov, MD
Chief, Division of Immunotherapy
California Pacific Medical Center
Medical Director, Apheresis Care Group (ACG)
San Francisco, California

Zoe Morelli, RN            
Managing Coordinator, Clinical Apheresis
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Don L. Siegel, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Transfusion Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology
Director, Fellowship Program in Transfusion Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey L. Winters, MD
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Vice-chair, Division of Transfusion Medicine
Director, Therapeutic Apheresis Unit
Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship and HCT/P Programs
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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