The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Pathology is seeking an academically-oriented full-time faculty member to join the Division of Transfusion Medicine. The Division of Transfusion Medicine supports the clinical and academic mission of the Medical Center, including the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the internationally recognized UAMS Myeloma Center. Our program serves patients from Arkansas and beyond.
Transfusion Medicine clinical services include blood bank, apheresis, and cellular therapy. The division faculty members work closely with clinical colleagues to support a 535 bed tertiary care academic medical center that includes an adult level I trauma center, level IIIB NICU, and active stem cell and solid organ transplant centers. UAMS performs over 30,000 transfusions annually, supported by our hospital blood bank through a wide range of automated and manual immunohematology testing, including platelet antibody identification and crossmatch, and component modification including irradiation and washing.
The apheresis unit performs over 2000 procedures annually for therapeutic or collection apheresis. Therapeutic procedures include plasma exchange, red blood cell exchange, extracorporeal photopheresis, leukocytapheresis, and thrombocytapheresis. Collection procedures include autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic progenitor cell collections, and other mononuclear cell collections. The cell therapy laboratory processes on-site and off-site collections and infuses over 600 products annually, including commercial immune effector cell products.
UAMS faculty are strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate medical education and research. Faculty members also participate broadly in both departmental and institutional committees. The Department of Pathology is committed to the success of all faculty members and additional opportunities for leadership within the division or department may be available for interested candidates. The successful candidate should possess subspecialty training or experience in Transfusion Medicine including apheresis and cell therapy. Experience in apheresis and cell therapy is preferred.
Candidates should have an MD/DO or equivalent and be board certified/eligible in Transfusion Medicine. Academic rank, track, and salary will be commensurate with experience. Eligibility for licensure to practice medicine in Arkansas is required. Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
Our Pathology clinical footprint includes laboratories serving the Integrated Clinical Enterprise of the UAMS hospital and laboratories serving Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Some members of the Veterans Hospital of Little Rock also hold faculty appointments in our department. Our Clinical Pathology laboratories include a state-of-the-art molecular pathology section, excellent cytogenetics and microbiology, a very active transfusion medicine service, a fully automated section of clinical chemistry, a busy HLA section. The Anatomic Pathology sections boast a fully subspecialized sign-out system, where each and every case is seen by an expert, specialty trained pathologist or cytopathologist. Many of our pathologists have active second opinion consultation practices, wher...e cases are sent from all over the world for review. Because of our regionally and nationally recognized Cancer Institute, our routine practice in both clinical and anatomic pathology include complex and challenging work in our subspecialty areas.
We have many things to be proud of in the Department of Pathology, but the most important one is the wonderful culture of our team. We have one of the friendliest, most devoted and most engaged group I’ve ever seen. This culture truly makes Pathology at UAMS a wonderful place to work, to grow and to learn. We hope that you can see glimpses of that culture as you look through our website and perhaps even come to visit us in Little Rock.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.